Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they've made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves. If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.
How this role contributes to the Y's mission:
As a Y Early Head Start Teacher, you will plan, manage and supervise early childhood classroom structure, including lesson plans, schedules, routines and transitions for Infants/Toddlers and Twos classrooms. The Teacher will lead the classroom, including support associates, while ensuring adherence to federal and state standards & regulations as well as to the Y's philosophy and approach to early childhood education. You'll be responsible for ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of the children in the program. You will create an environment which fosters the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development of each child in your care. As a Y Early Head Start Teacher, you'll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by working with our littlest participants who are economically disadvantaged and help them prepare for success in school and life.
This work is right for you if you have:
We are seeking a motivated professional that is passionate about early education to join our school as an Infant/Toddler Teacher.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Head Teacher is $47,303 per year or $23 per hour. The highest paying Head Teacher jobs have a salary over $89,000 per year while the lowest paying Head Teacher jobs pay $24,000 per year
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