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Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Centro de la Familia
Providence, UT 84332


Bachelor's (Preferred)
CPR Certification (Preferred)

Job details

Job Type

- Full-time


Under the supervision of the Education Specialist administers a program of early hood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of preschool aged ren; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning and execution of their ’s education.

Key areas of responsibility

Classroom Environment

  • Manage all aspects of the classroom in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Utah Child Care Licensing rules, developmentally appropriate practices, and early hood education best practices.
  • Provide direct supervision and be actively engaged with ren at all times to ensure their safety and well-being. Provide clear behavioral expectations and use proper positive methods to prevent and redirect misbehavior.
  • Plan a daily, individualized program to support and promote ren’s physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and language development using the assigned curriculum and the agency’s School Readiness Plan in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Collect outcomes data on an ongoing basis, with formal assessment points occurring three times a year. Participate in ongoing monitoring through file case reviews. Maintain timely and complete electronic data, records, and assessments for each .
  • Plan and implement appropriate learning activities for special needs ren with IEPs.
  • Meet USDA and sanitation regulations during meal time, and follow guidelines for family- style meal service. Maintain accurate classroom meal count and attendance records.
  • Understand and apply the principles embodied in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) assessment tools.
  • Establish a classroom where interactions are positive, warm, caring, and respectful of ren.
  • Follow the lead of the ren by demonstrating an awareness of and responsiveness to ren’s emotional, physical and educational needs; allowing and encouraging freedom of expression and movement; and encouraging ren’s responsibility and autonomy.
  • Facilitate ren’s involvement in activities by providing a variety of materials, teaching through a variety of modalities, and managing the classroom to provide continual learning activities for the ren.
  • Use instructional discussions and activities to promote ren’s higher order thinking skills with a focus on understanding rather than rote memorization.
  • Use language-stimulation and language-facilitation techniques during conversations with ren. Be a good language model by using correct grammar, voice level, and clear speech.

Parent & Family Involvement

  • Conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences in order to build relationships and include parents in the planning and execution of their ’s individual curriculum.
  • Collaborate with family service specialists to increase parent knowledge about development and improve their observation skills.
  • Involve parents in the education process by using educational activities to extend ren’s learning into the home. Consider parent observations, knowledge, skills, talents, and interests in weekly planning.


  • Work with the Education Specialist to develop an ongoing professional development plan with a focus on knowledge and best practices in early hood education.
  • Accept supervision and follow through with recommendations made by supervisors and other advisors. Seek training and/or assistance to implement improvements when needed.
  • Work as a team with other staff and entities to actively provide a collaborative environment focused on the success and well-being of the ren.
  • Adhere to work plans and agency policies and procedures.
  • Fulfill other duties as requested.


BA/BS in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field. Current CPR, First Aid, and Food Handler’s permit required. Must be able to work with ren with special needs and ren with limited or no English. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Physical requirements include extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling, and crouching; the ability to lift and/or move 50 pounds; the ability to sit on the floor, crawl, run, and perform other actions commonly associated with caring for preschool ren. Current and former Early Head Start and Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

This position is eligible to get a bonus of $1,000 after 60 days of employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.20 - $20.52 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 vaccine required before hiring. Keeping our staff safe is our priority. Daily Health Check in Station in the entry in each facility. Mask, hand sanitizer, gloves and cleaning supplies to keep your station clean will be provided.


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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