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Job Title:
Head Start Teacher - Hanford
Job Position:
Kings Community Action Organization
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Head Start and Educational Standards:

  • Enforce Office of Head Start and State of California licensing rules and regulations for all areas concerned with the operations of child care centers.
  • Follow Office of Head Start, Department of Social Services Licensing Division and agency regulations and standards to maintain a safe environment for children and employees.
  • Follow agency rules as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Apply rules and regulations consistently and objectively in dealings with enrolled families.
  • Staying current of the changes within the Office of Head Start and California Child Development regulations governing operation of child care centers.
  • Must be committed to continual learning and self- improvement through training, formal education, conference attendance, and keeping abreast of changes within Office of Head Start and California Child Development regulations governing operation of child care centers.

Classroom Environment Functions:

  • Plans and sets up a classroom environment according to program curriculum, documents on-going observation and assessments, including Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), progress notes, and portfolio samples for the purpose of individualizing for each enrolled child.
  • Develop daily lesson plans that reflect the goals of the curriculum and the individual needs of the children.
  • Providing a high quality, nurturing, and supportive classroom environment that supports children learning.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Help keep center orderly by sharing cleaning responsibilities and duties.
  • Reviews and plans classroom experiences and routines with teacher assistant.

Teacher Supervisor and Support Functions:

  • Responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, meeting program deadlines, submitting monthly paperwork and reports, and conducting and documenting scheduled home visits and parent conferences with enrolled families.
  • Attends and prepares all requested documentation for IEP meetings, transition meetings, parent conferences and case conferences.
  • Works with teacher assistants to create a social and emotional climate of care and respect that promotes each child’s sense of trust, independence and competence.
  • Supervises and evaluates teacher assistants, works with parents in planning activities to meet the individual needs of their child and supports volunteer efforts by helping parents and others feel comfortable and valued when assisting in the classroom. 
  • Works in conjunction with teacher director/site supervisor, teacher assistants and the management team in completion of program goals and meeting required deadlines through planning and follow up in a timely manner.
  • Provides support to families through needs assessments, scheduled home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Participates in case conferencing to develop a team approach in providing services to preschool children and their families.

Other responsibilities and duties as assigned:

  • Current Child Development Teacher Permit or obtain within 6 months of employment and keep current.
  • Follow safety protocol and standards.
  • Assist the Teacher Director, Site Supervisor and Director as required/requested.  
  • Participate in staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars as directed.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education from an accredited institution of higher education.


  • Associate’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education from an accredited institution of higher education with 24 Child Development units completed including CORE classes with a grade C or better and completing the Bachelor’s Degree within 6 months of employment.


  • One year work/volunteer pre-school teaching experience.  

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