Early Childhood Teacher - Toddler Classroom Job Opening

Early Childhood Teacher - Toddler Classroom

Highlands Child Development Center

Birmingham, Alabama
$14.00 - $15.00 an hour
Category: Assistant Teacher

Early childhood educators are responsible for helping children develop social skills and monitoring a range of daily activities, from playful learning to rest time. Instruction is provided using creative methods such as art, music and hands-on learning. The teacher provides guidance to the assistant teacher; oversees related learning activities; supervises and teaches preschool students; ensures compliance with program requirements; builds a team atmosphere with the assistant teacher and other staff members; and coordinates communications with parents. The teacher is responsible for providing children with a safe and healthy learning environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Teacher is responsible for working in a team atmosphere with the Co-Teachers, Administrators, and other program staff to provide children with a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • The teacher provides guidance and organizes classroom duties.
  • The teacher will provide guidance when planning for children’s physical and intellectual growth, supporting social and emotional development, providing positive guidance and discipline, establishing positive relationships with families and encouraging their involvement in the education of their children, ensuring a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant’s needs and maintaining a commitment to professionalism.
  • The teacher is responsible for developing lesson plans for both the class as a whole and individual children and for classroom management purposes.
  • The teacher is responsible for ensuring classroom documentation including lesson plans (Creative Curriculum), assessments (Teaching Strategies Gold and Brigance), and parent communication (Daily Reports and Parent Teacher Conference forms) are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate mandatory training related to DHR Minimum Standards, NAEYC Accreditation, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
  • Teaching teams are required to maintain and upholdDHR Minimum Standards, NAEYC Accreditation standards, ensure Developmentally Appropriate Practices for teach and learning, and adhere to all center policies and guidelines.

Key Skills Needed:

  • Effective Communication Skills (written and verbal)
  • The ability to work in a team and collaborate with co-workers and families
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Confidentiality
  • A positive and productive attitude

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Human Development degree or closely related field with a concentration (18 hrs.) in early childhood from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience required working in a early childhood environment.
  • Previous experience working with children preferred.
  • Successful completion of background and Child Abuse and Neglect screening.


  • Full Coverage Health Insurance (Provided by Employer)
  • Retirement
  • 19 Paid Holidays (Includes a Christmas and Spring Break)
  • 2 Weeks Paid Time Off (First Two Years) 3 Weeks Paid Time Off (After Years)
  • Bonuses
  • Childcare Discounts (upon availability)
  • Supportive Families and Administration

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 to $15.00 /hour


  • childcare: 1 year (Required)
  • Early Childhood Education: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Birmingham, AL (Required)


  • Early Childhood Education (Preferred)

Hours per Week:

  • 31-40 (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Child Care benefits

This Job Is:

  • A good first job for someone who is just entering or re-entering the workforce with limited experience or education