Family Forum, Inc.
We are looking for someone who promotes school readiness of children ages 0-3 by providing responsive caregiving, effective teaching and an organized learning environment. This person promotes healthy development and children’s skill growth aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outlook Framework, including for children with disabilities.
This includes engaging parents, caregivers, and other family members in the child’s learning and development by developing a strength based relationship that focuses on the positive parent/caregiver and child relationship.
- Full time (40 hours per week) and Part time (30 hours per week) positions open; Health, Dental, Life Insurance; 403b Retirement with 2% Match; Flexible Benefit Account; Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave
- Provides a learning environment focused around responsive caregiving practices, such as being tuned into the children and families, understanding the cues of the infant/toddler and responding appropriately while using the environment to support development and extend learning
- Assists in setting learning goals and plans learning experiences by integrating knowledge of each child’s temperament, interests, gender, culture, language, learning approaches, understanding, misconceptions, and abilities and by working collaboratively with families and a range of specialists (e.g., medical, dental, speech, nutrition, mental health)
- Demonstrates respect for families’ values, strengths, and cultures by welcoming their contributions and participation, encouraging children to talk about their families, and designing learning experiences accordingly
- Helps support children’s overall development by integrating sensory learning experiences related to all domains throughout the curriculum, environment, and day
- Engages children in individual and small-group experiences designed to enhance development and learning
- Builds children’s awareness of and ability to follow basic health and safety rules by providing opportunities for health and safety learning and supervising children at all times and positively redirecting them from potentially harmful activities
80 hours of non-credited early childhood education courses and an infant and toddler certificate
At least one year of related experience.
Certifications and Licenses:
25 hours of continuing education each year to include: Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Procedures; OSHA; Civil Rights as required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program
About Family Forum, Inc.
Family Forum, Inc. is the grantee for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs working with children and families in preparing them for success. We have high quality programming, family support and wellness education, and we foster meaningful relationships. The agency has been serving the communities in Northwest WI for over 50 years and we continue to grow through quality services, and partnerships with the families we serve and the communities we serve in.