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Early Childhood Development Teacher (Sunnyside Houston) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Entry level
  • 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 a teacher or caregiver in a classroom of infants, toddlers or pre-kindergarteners by planning, implementing, and supervising all center-based activities. This position may work with children with developmental delays. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise.


  • Plans and implements a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.
  • Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
  • Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on screenings and observations.
  • Prepares and maintains a safe, healthy, learning environment and stable classroom routine for children that is reflective of a positive climate.
  • Supervises all indoor and outdoor activities according to program procedures.
  • Model good nutrition and proper social skills and eats nutritionally prepared meals with the children as a curriculum activity.
  • Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
  • Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
  • Schedules parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Works as a team member with the managers and other education staff to ensure a well-run and purposeful program.
  • Maintains a commitment to professionalism and continues own professional development so that decisions are based on knowledge of early childhood theories and practices.
  • Performs any other duties as may be required.

Job Requirements


  • A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; or
  • Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within one years of being hired into the position; or
  • An associate or baccalaureate degree in early childhood education; or
  • Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.


  • Minimum 1 year work experience with infants.


  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust the eye to bring object into focus; judge distance (close and distant), reach with arms extended, and use of hands to manipulate a keyboard.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb, and /or be mobile.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the agency.
  • Ability to assume a variety of roles when required.
  • Maintain a positive professional relationship with colleagues.


  • Intermediate skill in use of Windows, Excel, and MS Word.


  • Bilingual preferred but not required.