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Working As An Infant And Toddler Teacher

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • $32,490

    Average Salary

What Does An Infant And Toddler Teacher Do At Sas Institute Inc.

* Assisting the Head Teacher in routine duties of caring for and teaching children to include maintaining visual supervision of children, changing diapers, preparing food, washing dishes, and feeding children, as necessary.
* Assisting in classroom management, implementation of the developmental curriculum, record keeping and playground supervision.
* Cleaning up and organizing work and play areas.
* Keeping the classroom well organized and arranged appropriately.
* Maintaining good communication with parents.
* Working with the Head Teacher in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for children.
* Adhering to requirements of the North Carolina State childcare Law and to accreditation standards of the American Montessori Society (AMS).
* Performing other duties as assigned.
* Hours: Varies between 8:00 am
* pm
* Age Group: Infants, young toddlers and toddlers

What Does An Infant And Toddler Teacher Do At SCO Family of Services

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* Provide high-quality early learning program that incorporates evidence-based curriculum and instructional activities
* Provide early learning experiences in social-emotional, literacy, language, mathematics, sciences, social studies, physical education, fine arts, foreign language development, and other subject matter suited to the needs of children
* Develop and implement individual educational plans for children, which supports their development socially, intellectually, linguistically, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development
* Establish a developmentally appropriate classroom environment favorable to the development and personal growth of children
* Provide ongoing observation and authentic assessment of children and maintain documentation of each child's progress and growth
* Regularly meet with teaching team and the Master Teacher to review classroom and child data, develop action plans, and support goal achievement through active collaboration
* Collaborate with the family engagement specialist and other FirstStepNYC personnel to promote individual children's goals relating to communication skills, health habits, physical skills, development of self-awareness, and early literacy
* Work with parents directly and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; develop activities for parents that promote parent participation and involvement in education activities for their children
* Facilitate reflective supervision, as both a participant and through utilization in managing classroom staff and volunteers
* Implement all programming requirements in adherence to all performance outcome standards as prescribed by the multiple funding and model requirements
* Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment; conduct daily health and environment checks; ensure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored
* Perform other duties as assigned
* SCO Family of Services is an equal employment opportunity employer.
* Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or an early childhood related field
* Certification preferred
* Knowledge of principles and practices of early childhood education and family involvement
* Early childhood program and/or policy experience
* Ability to utilize and provide reflective supervision
* Ability to communicate in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern and openness to change
* Advanced command of the English language and grammar, both verbal and written
* Ability to meet deadlines, stay well organized and work under pressure.
* Ability to prioritize
* Experience working successfully in multi-cultural environments serving vulnerable or underserved populations
* Proficiency in multiple software applications, including most Microsoft Office products.
* Commitment to the mission and programs of SCO Family of Services
* Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families
* Team player

What Does An Infant And Toddler Teacher Do At Johns Hopkins University

* Purposeful Planning and Instruction_
* Assists the teaching team in teaching and planning high-quality infant-toddler learning environment using a responsive relationship approach to learning that incorporates research-based experiences in early language acquisition, numeracy, science, social-emotional development, and creative expression, problem-solving and physical development.
* Collaborates with teaching staff a nurturing environment, create personalized learning plans, and identify best practice teaching strategies to maximize learning for all infants.
* Assists with the implementation of the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, along with other intentional classroom activities that are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, open-ended and process oriented.
* Meets with the Lead Teacher on a regular basis to review classroom and child data, develop action plans that support goal achievement.
* Collaborates with the classroom teachers and mentor teacher to support the process to implement individual goals for children and their families.
* Participate in a system of reciprocal, regular data feedback and utilization for individualized planning for children and families and continuous program improvement.
* Collaborates with the Lead Teacher and other teaching staff to provide input on and implement purposeful experiences, personalized learning plans, and best practice teaching strategies to maximize learning for all children.
* Implements intentional classroom activities that are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, open-ended and process oriented.
* Effective Learning Environment_
* Contributes to the creation of a nurturing environment that is child centered and responsive to the individual needs of each child and family.
* Promotes a stimulating learning environment through active engagement with children during routine care and provides planned experiences enhancing cognitive, social and physical development of infants and toddlers.
* Provides an appropriate climate to establish and reinforce acceptable child behaviors, attitudes, and social skills.
* Family and Community Partnership_
* Actively supports effective partnerships with families by:
* Maintaining open communication
* Remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs; and encouraging their input into the educational program.
* Professionalism_
* Actively participates in scheduled trainings, parent meetings and individual coaching sessions, and the development of a personal professional learning plan.
* Collaborates with and supports the lead teacher and other colleagues in achieving professional goals.
* Meets professional expectations as outlined in the staff handbook (i.e. prompt completion of tasks, dress, maintaining confidentiality, communication).
* Appropriately represents the ECC externally

What Does An Infant And Toddler Teacher Do At The Walt Disney Company

* As a member of the Disney Children’s Center Teaching Team, staff members are expected to:
* Support the philosophy of the Disney Children’s Center and all its policies, practices, and guidelines
* Serve as role models and mentors for other Disney teaching staff and substitute classroom assistants
* Provide positive support (verbally and in any other way possible) for other classrooms and teaching teams
* Assist in keeping the Center running as smoothly as possible by willingly helping out in other classrooms when necessary to maintain a required ratio
* Protect the confidentiality of all records and information concerning children, their families, and Center staff members
* Maintain communication with the Center Director and/or Assistant Director regarding work repairs and necessary classroom maintenance
* Serve as representatives of the Disney Children’s Center and the Walt Disney Company when out in the community or while attending college classes or Child Development Conferences
* Attend all In
* Service Trainings provided by the Center
* Maintain current certifications in Infant/Child/Adult First Aid and CPR
* Classroom Teaching Team Responsibilities:
* As a member of a Classroom Teaching Team, all Teachers are responsible for:
* Helping to plan and implement an educational program which meets the developmental needs of the whole child (i.e., physical, intellectual, social and emotional)
* Ensuring that an interesting and varied program of activities (i.e., art, music, movement, science, language, etc.) is made available to the children in your classroom
* Working with other members of your teaching team to develop curriculum that responds to the children’s
* interests and helping to adapt that curriculum to meet the individual and/or special needs of the children your care
* Helping to maintain a classroom environment that honors cultural diversity
* Meeting with other team members to re-evaluate programming and classroom routines in an ongoing way
* Helping to maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment (for children, their families, and staff)
* Helping to ensure that all children, their family members and Center staff are treated with dignity and respect
* Knowing the developmental level of each child within your group as well as being aware of their family history and family style
* Developing a comfortable, trusting relationship with the families within your primary care group
* Making sure your assigned Daily or Weekly Reports (depending on age group) are prepared on time for each child and that the information reported in them is accurate
* Addressing any concerns, questions, and/or issues that are brought to you by the parents in your primary care group
* Setting up and conducting scheduled Parent
* Teacher Conferences when they are due
* Ensuring that the information being presented to parents on each child’s Evaluation Forms is well thought out and accurate
* Completing write-ups of all Parent
* Teacher Conferences in a timely fashio

What Does An Infant And Toddler Teacher Do At Jewish Community Center

* Teacher will co-teach infants-toddlers in a Reggio inspired classroom that utilizes a play-based and project learning approach in creating and implementing activities that promote constructive learning and enhance young children's skills, self-concepts and independence.
* Salary range $22,000
* Be part of a team of educators who support the whole child through a developmentally appropriate curriculum that embraces Jewish life and complements what happens at home

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How To Become An Infant And Toddler Teacher

Education and training requirements vary based on settings and state regulations. They range from a high school diploma and certification to a college degree.


In childcare centers, preschool teachers generally are required to have a least a high school diploma and a certification in early childhood education. However, employers may prefer to hire workers with at least some postsecondary education in early childhood education.

Preschool teachers in Head Start programs are required to have at least an associate’s degree. However, at least 50 percent of all preschool teachers in Head Start programs nationwide must have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Those with a degree in a related field must have experience teaching preschool-age children.

In public schools, preschool teachers are generally required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Bachelor’s degree programs teach students about children’s development, strategies to teach young children, and how to observe and document children’s progress.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some states require preschool teachers to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Obtaining the CDA credential requires coursework, experience in the field, a written exam, and observation of the candidate working with children. The CDA credential is valid for three years and requires renewal.

Some states recognize the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) designation offered by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Some of the requirements needed to obtain the CCP include that the candidate must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma, have experience in the field, take courses in early childhood education, and pass an exam. The CCP accreditation requires renewal every two years through the CCP maintenance process.

In public schools, preschool teachers must be licensed to teach early childhood education, which covers preschool through third grade. Requirements vary by state, but they generally require a bachelor’s degree and passing an exam to demonstrate competency. Most states require teachers to complete continuing education credits to maintain their license.

Other Experience

A few states require preschool teachers to have some work experience in a childcare setting. The amount of experience necessary varies by state. In these cases, preschool teachers often start out as childcare workers or teacher assistants.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Preschool teachers need good communication skills to talk to parents and colleagues about students’ progress. They need good writing and speaking skills to convey this information effectively. They must also be able to communicate well with small children.

Creativity. Preschool teachers must plan lessons that engage young students. In addition, they need to adapt their lessons to suit different learning styles.

Interpersonal skills. Preschool teachers must understand children’s emotional needs and be able to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Teachers need to be organized to plan lessons and keep records of their students.

Patience. Working with children can be frustrating, and preschool teachers should be able to respond calmly to overwhelming and difficult situations.

Physical stamina. Working with children can be physically taxing, so preschool teachers should have a lot of energy.


Experienced preschool teachers can advance to become the director of a preschool or childcare center or a lead teacher, who may be responsible for the instruction of several classes. Those with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education frequently are qualified to teach kindergarten through grade 3, in addition to preschool. Teaching positions at these higher grades typically pay more. For more information, see the profiles on preschool and childcare center directors and kindergarten and elementary school teachers.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Portuguese

  • French

  • German

  • Russian

  • Korean

  • Italian

  • Swedish

  • Finnish

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • Cherokee

  • Braille

  • Japanese

  • Catalan

  • Polish

  • Arabic

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Real Infant And Toddler Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Infant Toddler Specialist Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Savannah, GA Oct 01, 2014 $38,792 -
Infant and Toddler Montessori Teacher Montessory Academy of Broward Pembroke Pines, FL Feb 23, 2012 $37,000
Infant/Toddler Teacher Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Fairfax, VA Sep 18, 2011 $33,392
Infant Toddler Coordinator UCM Community Solutions Alexandria, VA Oct 01, 2010 $32,718
Infant Toddler Specialist Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Savannah, GA Oct 01, 2011 $32,400 -
Infant & Toddler Spanish Teacher Su Escuela Language Academy LLC Hingham, MA Jul 22, 2016 $30,000 -
Infant Toddler Teacher Indiana University Bloomington, IN Sep 10, 2010 $26,900

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Top Skills for An Infant And Toddler Teacher


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Top Infant And Toddler Teacher Skills

  1. Child Care
  2. Weekly Lesson Plans
  3. Classroom Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide safe and structured child care for infants and toddlers within a child care environment.
  • Develop stimulating weekly lesson plans designed to build and strengthen emotional, mental and social health.
  • Worked flexibly in a constant changing environment and practiced positive classroom management strategies.
  • 503-643-4076Coordinated, trained, supervised and evaluated six infant/toddler teachers, caring for up to 24 children.
  • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.

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