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Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher

Maternity Care Coalition Full-time  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 21 Sep 2021

Job Description

Organization Summary 

MCC is a dynamic nonprofit that works to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities.

Program Summary 

Early Head Start (EHS) is an early childhood education program that works to improve maternal and child health, school readiness, parenting skills, and family well-being through the collaborative partnership between families, educators and community providers.

MCC COVID-19 Health and Safety Action

In accordance with MCC’s commitment to provide a safe environment for employees and families, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Job Summary

MCC seeks an Early Head Start (EHS) teacher for our South Philadelphia location. The EHS Teacher develops early learning-focused, developmentally appropriate and curriculum-based lesson plans for infants and toddlers in classroom settings. The EHS Teacher implements the education program as outlined in both the adopted curriculum and the Head Start Performance Standards. The EHS Teacher addresses individual needs of children in their care and provide nurturing, language-rich, and engaging learning experiences.

Essential Functions

  • Obtains and maintains in good standing all required credentials, certifications and training deemed necessary to perform their job duties, such as, but not limited to, Infant/Toddler CDA credential and First Aid/CPR License.
  • Attends orientation, in-service and ongoing training sessions on child health and welfare, early learning, child abuse, nutrition, parenting, infant, family support issues, and other training as assigned/recommended by their supervisor or EHS Coordinator
  • Plans weekly lessons that include activities to support child’s individual learning and progress towards school readiness.
  • Communicates daily with parents and staff regarding educational strengths and/or concerns of enrolled children as needed
  • Conducts children’s assessments and screenings to determine strengths and areas of need on a timely basis (according to Head Start Performance Standards) and uses this information to set goals in collaboration with the family
  • Conducts bi-annual home visits and parent/teacher conferences, additional as needed
  • Maintains the cleanliness and safety of the classroom furniture and equipment
  • Maintains ratios in classrooms at all times.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work with parents in the community and other volunteers
  • Understanding of diverse family dynamics and cultural differences with the ability to work with and empower families
  • Knowledge of basic classroom management procedures
  • Effective and accurate documentation of lesson plans, observations and daily schedules
  • Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including MS Office Suite and customized databases

Experience, Education and Licensure


  • Infant/Toddler CDA Credential
  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field of study
  • At least 6 months experience working with infants and toddlers


  • Infant/Toddler CDA Credential and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field of study with at least 18 credits in Infant/Toddler Development
  • 1+ year’s experience working with infants and toddlers

Perspective new hires who are passionate about Early Childhood Education or related fields are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume along with their application.

Thank you for considering Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) as a potential employer.

We look forward to working with you!

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