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Texas Tech University Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher in Lubbock, Texas


Extended Job Title:

Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

Position Description:

Develop and lead classes for infants and toddlers in accordance with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

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Travel Required:

Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions:

  • Provide for the safety and supervision of children according to DFPS (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services), NAEYC accreditation standards (National Association for the Education for Young Children), and Early Head Start Performance Standards.

  • Familiarity with and willingness to abide by the Texas Family Code 261.001 as it pertains to the abuse and neglect of young children.

  • Help plan, attend, and participate in regular team planning meetings, center staff meetings, and special events.

  • Serve as a role model for college lab students each semester including mentoring them in the classroom on COR (Child Observation Record) and a play environment.

  • Read, evaluate, and provide feedback on college students’ assignments.

  • Observe and record behavior of children to determine needs and interests as a basis of planning. Record formal assessments based on school readiness goals.

  • Demonstrate the mental, emotional, and physical ability to work with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years and families from various ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with children with disabilities.

  • Maintain professional ethics and positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students, and parents.

  • Create developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for children and implement positive guidance strategies.

  • Submit weekly lesson plans including information based on observations of children (interests and milestones) and IFSPs.

  • Maintain daily informal interactions with parents as well as conduct formal interactions as needed. Conduct a minimum of two parent conferences and two home visits per year per Head Start Standards.

  • Build relationships with families in order to conduct family assessments and set goals for children and families.

  • Participate in professional development by attending conferences and professional meetings and by reading professional literature.

  • Maintain child files including completion of required electronic data entries in ChildPlus and COR.

  • Provide leadership and mentor Assistant Teacher and Classroom Assistant in all listed job responsibilities.

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Schedule Details:

7:30-4:30/Variable hours - special events/meetings after 5:30

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Human Development with a specialization in Child Development and coursework relevant to infants and toddlers.

  • Experience working with infants and toddlers in a group setting.


Early Head Start

Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type:

Full Time

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group:

Child Development Technicians



EEO Statement:

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications:

Associates degree.

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