Youth Policy Institute

  • Teacher II- Early Head Start

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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    # of Openings
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Youth Policy Institute’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program provides comprehensive services to eligible families with children ages 6 weeks to three years of age. Youth Policy Institute’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships services will be delivered through the center based program option. Teachers will be responsible for 3 or 4 infants and toddlers in accordance with California state licensing requirements. The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Site Supervisor.


    • Provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions.
    • Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data.
    • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.
    • Advance children’s intellectual and physical development, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem-solving skills, and approaches to learning.
    • Establish and maintain a healthy learning environment.
    • Support children's social and emotional development.
    • Encourage family involvement of the children in the Early Head Start program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
    • Promote infant/toddler development.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS); and
    • Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers, parents and other staff members.
    • Provide families with education and support services which reflect parental and cultural influences to promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers as required in the Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Complete required screenings, assessments and ongoing evaluations for the development and implementation of individualized education plans and parent partnership agreements.
    • Work collaboratively with public and local community agencies, health care and Part C providers to maximize services for children and families.
    • Serve as a case manager and coordinate needed services including referrals to community resources.
    • Plan and implement Socialization groups that extend learning and developmental concepts.
    • Model developmentally appropriate practices in activities to promote healthy parent-child relationships.
    • Develop and lead discussions of interest to parents, conduct parent meetings, and support parents on the election of Parent Council’s representatives.
    • Create and implement developmentally appropriate transition plans for both the child and parent.
    • Establish and maintain accurate and confidential records in system database
    • Other duties as assigned. 


    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development, or related field from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation association recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.  
    • Must have at least 3 semester units in early childhood education with a focus on infant and toddler prior to employment. Must complete an additional 3 semester units within the first year of employment if fewer than 6 semester units are completed prior to hire.
    • Two years of experience in a classroom or group setting with young children between the ages of zero to five.
    • Must possess a current California Child Development Teacher permit or higher.
    • Must complete annually at least 15 hours of (classroom focused) professional development and have a yearly individual professional development plan. 
    • Must have intermediate knowledge of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and E-mail; Internet software; Spreadsheet; Word Processing and Power Point.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
    • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting), with both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prior to the beginning employment.
    • Complete and signed statement of any pending or prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies.
    • Must pass a review of child abuse and neglect state registry check.
    • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine ability to perform all duties outlined in the position description.
    • Must present proof of being free to active Tuberculosis (TB) prior to beginning employment. All TB clearances must be conducted no more than 60 days prior to start of employment.
    • Must present documentation of current immunization against influenza, pertussis, and measles. Updated influenza immunization shall be required annually.
    • Must complete Pediatric/Infant CPR and Pediatric/Infant First Aid Certification within 30 days of employment.
    • Must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform duties that require constant squatting, kneeling, sitting on the floor, climbing on children structures and maintain visual of children at all times which may require acting/moving quickly including running in order to assure children remain safe.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently. If applicable, will be required to provide proof of current California driver license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance.

    Salary Range

    • Depends on experience: $2,839.00 - $4,012.00 (monthly) 


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