Infant and Toddler Teacher – Early Head Start (EHS)

  • GEDA USA Elevator and Material Lift Co.
  • Phoenix, AZ 85009, USA
  • Apr 11, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description


Teacher / Infant and Toddler Teacher 


Urban Strategies Early Head Start



Full Time Position, Five days per week, 40 hours per week, 12 months a year



Program onsite (Travel to local community and to other programs within the localized demographic areas as assigned). ***$5,000.00 Sign On Bonus***



Center Manager/Coordinator and/or Assistant Director (in applicable programs) and/or Director, and dual supervision with Education Manager/Instructional Coach and/or similar position (may vary per program) 




The Infant and Toddler Teacher promotes and develops the infant and toddler in the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and linguistic growth and development of infants and toddlers. They ensure learning environments are nurturing spaces that support the development of all children by providing responsive care giving in a well- organized and managed environment.   provide an educational and development focused environment and are responsible for age-appropriate classroom management. They build strong relationships with families by supporting parent-child relationships that are key to children's healthy development, school readiness, and well-being.  


 The ideal candidate for our program is:  

  • A self-motivated and dedicated person who is excited and passionate about helping infants, toddlers, and families grow in development and in education.  
  • You are a personable, energetic, and empathetic leader who can manage multiple staff, managers, and multiple projects in a prioritized manner to meet the goals and objectives of our internal Urban Strategies goals and within compliance of all current Head Start Performance Standards.  



  • Teaching and promoting a learning environment for infants and toddlers in the classroom in accordance with approved curriculum and Performance Standards per the Office of Head Start and the applicable state licensing or agency in which the program operates, and others such as the Department of Education.   
  • Establish and maintain a healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environment for children, which includes the following:  

1.     Conduct daily playground health and safety monitoring  

2.     Coordinates and/or participates in the set-up and clean-up playground daily  

3.     Detect and report any signs of illness, discomfort, or unusual behavior of children to Managers or the Family Advocate or Social Worker.  

  • Follow organizational policy and process to comply with Child Health and Safety Incidents and mandated reporting of any suspected child abuse/neglect per the state in which it applies.  
  • Keep classrooms, storage areas, and office spaces neat and clutter free.  
  • Follow all health and safety policies and procedures established by the program.  
  • Report any safety hazards observed indoors and outdoors. Maintain direct supervision of all children and ensure their safety.  
  • Create a pleasant, inviting atmosphere in which each child feels comfortable, supporting the ethnic and cultural backgrounds   of the children.  
  • Participate in dual supervision and coordinated coaching through Educational Coaches/Managers/Instructors and/or similar positions 
  • Practice Standards of Conduct and guidance techniques as defined in the Discipline Policy and Procedures.  
  • Follow Time and Attendance Policies 
  • Cell phone use in the classroom is prohibited per state licensing standards (where applicable) and per program to always ensure supervision of children. Cell phone use in the other areas of the program is designated per the Director. 


  • Implementation of the curriculum and teaching experience to meet fidelity.  
  • Always ensure a nurturing environment that facilitates maximum social and emotional development. 
  • Maintain data management system requirements for documenting and tracking data (ex: Child Plus, TSG)  


  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental engagement, including modeling appropriate behavior and positive guidance techniques.  


  • Assist with food service and other classroom needs as requested.  
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and appropriate professional development activities.  
  • Assure general maintenance and security of facility and assist with inventory of equipment and supplies.  
  • Assist with classroom laundry, classroom cleanup, sanitization, and overall organization of classroom and learning environments.  
  • Support of other classroom assignments, coverage, and/or special assignment/needs. 
  • Complete other related activities and any duties assigned.  



  • High School Diploma or GED with Child Development Associate (CDA) credential program completion. If CDA is not completed enrollment in a CDA program is required through a community-based provider or through a consulted approved provider as designated by the program if available.  
  • Basic computer skills.  
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, Personal Vehicle and Liability Insurance required. In states in which public transportation is utilized a valid state ID is required.  



  • Bilingual (English and Spanish).   
  • Associate Degree, or other qualifying education in Child Development, Early childhood Education, or similar 
  • Minimum two (2) years, recent, paid, and successful experience working in a childcare or preschool setting. 
  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards.



Ability to see at normal distance, hear normal conversations and sounds and use hands and fingers to fill out required forms. Ability to lift infants and toddlers weighing up to forty (40) pounds, twenty (20) pounds overhead and forty (40) pounds from waist to shoulder; occasional lifting of fifty (50) pounds is required and must be able to push/pull up to fifty pounds horizontally. Ability to sit on the floor, bend at the waist, kneel and/or stoop 75% of the time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions as long as the staff disability does not create an undue risk of injury to any enrolled children in the classroom.


$15.76 - $18.80 Hourly


Urban Strategies was founded by a Hispanic woman in 2003. Our mission is to equip, resource, and connect grassroots organizations so that all children and families can reach their full potential. 


We work with trusted faith- and community-based organizations and focus on the Latino community to engage and come alongside the whole family. Our vision is that all children and families reach their full potential. Our organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Our team works across the United States and Puerto Rico with direct service centers located in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico.      We also have some programming conducted in Latin America.  


Our work is drive by our three core values:

  1. Authentic Relationships are foundational to our work and move beyond a transactional nature to truly know people. They serve as opportunities for mutual development and growth and are based on the belief that all people have inherent dignity and worth.
  2. Servant Leadership is rooted in an other-centric mindset that informs the way one leads and builds up individuals, families, and communities.
  3. Intentional Compassion describes a deliberate commitment to understand, formulate strategic responses, and activate others to reach their full potential. 


  • Remote work for eligible positions.
  • Medical, dental is paid 95% by company, 5% by employee (individual or family) eligible first day of hire.
  • Vision is covered 100% (individual or family) eligible first day of hire.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K matched contributions up to 4%.
  • Vacation time is generous but varies depending on program and position.*  
  • 9 Sick Days and 11 Holidays*
  • Every teammate gets long and short-term disability free.
  • Positions that require laptops, company provides one.
  • Positions that require cellphone, company issues one.


Employment bonuses available 

Meaningful employee engagement programs.

Education discounts (BA-PhD) with a variety of education partners. 


  • All employees must pass a mandatory criminal background check and a bilingual language test for positions that require them.
  • Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of all required tests and background checks. 
  • Health requirements for staff are governed by the Office of Head Start and U.S. Health and Human Services
  • Required initial health examination and periodic reevaluation as recommended by their health care provider in accordance with state, tribal, or local requirements, that include screeners or tests for communicable diseases, as appropriate.  
  • TB clearances will be required, if hired. *Some positions governed by Service Contract Act guidelines.



In keeping with its equal employment opportunity legal requirements, Urban Strategies will not discriminate against any person in employment because of legally protected classifications such as race, color, national origin or sex. Urban Strategies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other legally protected classifications under applicable federal, state and local legal protections. This policy applies to all terminations and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotions, terminations, layoffs, leaves of absences, compensation, and training. Please note that Urban Strategies in order to fulfill its mission is legally allowed to make decisions in its employment practices based on its distributed employee manual. All employee positions are critical to the fulfillment of this mission. Consequently, Urban Strategies expects all employees to live out the standards as set forth in the Employee Handbook and otherwise as interpreted by the Urban Strategies leadership. Among other things, this means that Urban Strategies may take employment-related action against an employee based on his or her noncompliance with the policies, procedures, and practices of Urban Strategies, including employment termination.



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