Infant Teacher (Spring Branch Early Head Start) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career. 


This position serves as a teacher in a classroom of Early Head Start infants and toddlers by planning, implementing, and supervising all center-based activities. This position may work with infants and toddlers with developmental delays. The position works in tandem with an integrated team to support the goals of the program.


  • Plan and provide developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that advance all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical in a manner appropriate to age and stage of development.
  • Provide a safe, healthy and well-managed environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers in accordance with all regulations.
  • Develop and implement individualized goals for children that meet their needs and are developmentally appropriate.
  • Develop an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
  • Screen, observe and document student progress in the GOLD online assessment system.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observations, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, meal count, parent participation, in-kind contributions and volunteer time sheets.
  • Establish consistent, stable and supportive relationships with infants/toddlers and their families.
  • Encourage, facilitate, and support parental involvement in all aspects of the Early Head Start Program.
  • Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
  • Work closely with the Early Head Start Mentor Teacher in planning and implementation of the Early Head Start curriculum.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma required.
  • Associate’s Degree Early Childhood Education Preferred.


  • At least one (1) year work related experience.


  • Must have an Infant/Toddler CDA within 6 months of employment.


  • Knowledge of Early Head Start mission, goals policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and other regulatory requirements.


  • Basic knowledge of the use of computers.


  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.