Family Forum, Inc.
To promote the school readiness of children from birth to five years old using research-based curriculum and family engagement practices. Teachers will enhance the cognitive, social, and emotional development in an environment that supports the domains of learning as well as supporting the provision of health, education, nutrition, and social services to children and their families.
- Full Time
- Full Benefit Package
- Summers Off!
- Assists in recruiting and enrolling families.
- Plan, prepare, and implement activities, lessons and projects that support the curriculum of Family Forum, Inc. and address the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
- Conducts four parent conferences per school year, two of which must be in the home.
- Obtain family input on each child's development and behavior while planning and providing opportunities for ongoing observations of their child.
- To maintain a high level of teacher-child interaction in the domains of emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support as defined by the CLASS Observations.
- Implements Family Forum, Inc.'s protocol on Active Supervision and zoning of classroom areas.
- Implements practices that support social-emotional executive functions and self-regulation.
- Maintain a well-organized physical classroom environment by using tools such as the ECKERS tool.
- Structure classrooms and lesson plans to encourage parents to engage in their child's education.
- Participates in training, staff meetings, conferences, and similar activities that promote the development of the program.
- Conducts a strength-based family assessment with each family upon enrollment (as part of the first home visit) and at the end of the program year.
- Initiates with parents an opportunity to develop and implement individualized Family Partnership Agreements.
- Partner with parents and provide them with information about the importance of their child's regular attendance.
- Communicates and partners with the family support specialist (may refer families to a specialist for additional support).
- Assists families with accessing resources within their community through our referral process (from beginning to follow-up).
- Makes referrals for both inside and outside the program.
- Works with agency staff and consultants concerning the needs of the children and provides support to the parents. This includes participating in IEP meetings.
- Initiates activities promoting parental involvement in the program.
- Maintains all record-keeping forms and reports information according to agency plans and procedures, including COPA.
- Data entry of required health screenings.
- Conduct approved behavioral screenings on assigned children within 45 days.
- Work with families and health providers to obtain medical and dental exams and follow-up services.
- Promote shared responsibility with parents for childs early learning and development.
- Participates in program reviews.
- All staff are to ensure the health and safety of children at all times and report any known misconduct.
- Supports and implements all agency policies and procedures.
- Associate's or Bachelor's degree (preferred) in Early Childhood Education or related program with six credits of Early Childhood Education.
$16.42 - $19.31 hourly
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.