Infant Room Teaching Position
Skaneateles Early Childhood Center is currently seeking a qualified and dedicated Infant Room Teacher to join our loving and caring staff. Applicants must be able to provide nurturing and attentive care to children. Infant Room Teachers are required to maintain the safety and cleanliness of their program, provide stimulating and developmentally age appropriate activities and quality communication with administration and parents. Teachers are responsible for developing and implementing curriculum with their fellow caregivers that supports development of the whole child including social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.
– Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related area and one year of Infant/Toddler child care experience
– Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and one year of Infant/Toddler child care experience
– High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of related experience
– Certification in Infant & Child CPR and First Aid
– Completion of 30 hours of child care related training each licensing period (2 years)
– Friendly, warm, outgoing, nurturing personality
– Must be able to lift any child in your program.
– Must be able to walk for at least 20 minutes straight.
– Must be able to stand for as much of the day and squat/kneel down next to children.
– Provide and safe, nurturing environment that respects the needs and abilities of each individual infant in your care.
– Allow each infant to follow his/her own internal timetable for activity, sleep, and meals.
– Encourage verbal and visual communication between infants and staff.
– Provide an environment that is safe and enriched with learning experiences that appropriately fits each individual infant’s development.
– Consistently respond to each infant’s needs, in order to enable all babies in our care to develop trust in the adults who care for them.
– Hold and carry infants frequently as babies indicate their needs, in order to give them the close interaction and touch necessary for development.
– Listen and respond to sounds that infants make, while respecting their need to withdraw.
– Encourage language development by talking to infants during routines and to view these interactions as vital learning experiences.
– Praise the infants’ accomplishments (grasping objects, feeding themselves, standing, sitting and vocalizing) and to encourage their increasing competence.
– Place infants ina variety of areas and positions depending on their development (floor, bouncy seat, in front of a window, stroller, on grass) to provide a wide variety of visual and other experiences throughout their day.
– Provide a variety of toys and environments to allow babies to play, watch, roll over, crawl, sit or walk.
– Provide infants with warm, nurturing experiences one might find in a loving home environment.
– Support parents and work with them to help them to feel confident as parents.
– Share pertinent information daily with parents about their infant.
– Follow the health procedures that are mandated by state regulations and those used universally to limit the spread of infectious disease.
Please submit your resume and Employment Application to Cherryvalley1574@yahoo.com. Please write Infant Room Position in the “Subject” area.