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Infant Toddler Lead Teacher

Website Monroe Community College Association, Inc.

The Infant Toddler Lead Teacher has primary responsibility for planning and implementing the early care and education program in compliance with regulations established by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS), NYSED regulations if applicable and NAEYC’S recommendations for developmentally appropriate practices. Supervises caregivers, student interns, and volunteers.  Responsible for providing effective customer service and all internal and external customers. Responsible for providing effective customer service to all internal and external customers.

Specific Responsibilities:

I.    Learning Environment and Teaching Responsibilities

To interact frequently with children in a positive, respectful, nurturing, and responsive manner that follow the guidelines of NAEYC.
To create, a safe, cheerful, and stimulating environment that allows for individual and group activities.
To maintain a neat, clean, and orderly classroom, with learning centers and hands on activities which follow the center curriculum.
Keeps furnishings, equipment and materials in good repair and fair supply
To order needed supplies and materials for his/her classroom
To develop daily, weekly, and monthly plans to carry out a balanced, age-appropriate, individually appropriate curriculum, including caregivers in classroom planning.
To prepare all materials necessary for coordination of children’s care and education
To assist children in their personal care needs, e.g. diapering, toileting, feeding, washing, clothing, comforting, preparing for rest.
To regularly observe and record children’s interests, growth and development using the center approved developmental screening and assessment system.
Refer children for special services when appropriate
Plans and carries out a curriculum that meets program standards.

II. Parent Relationships

To build relationships of trust through open and interactive communication.
To keep parents informed about classroom activities, projects, and special events, through verbal interactions, monthly newsletters, parent logs, parent information board, and individual day-sheets.
To provide a variety of opportunities for parent involvement.
To conference at least twice per year with parents.
To address concerns with parents, as they arise in a tactful professional manner.
To keep Center Director informed of family changes, concerns or needs

III. Staff Communication

To work cooperatively with other teachers and with support staff in the center.
To supervise and guide the activities of caregivers, and student staff and field workers.
To keep open communication with the Director, Administrative staff and consultants.
Keeps classroom staff informed of plans and center activities.

IV. Professionalism

To maintain confidentiality.
To attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service programs and share information with classroom staff.
To seek professional growth and development; and participate in a minimum of 15 hours of ECE training per year.
Receive and maintain Pediatric First Aid/CPR and MAT certification.
To maintain personal ASPIRE Professional Development listing.
To be supportive of the Center and Center Administration.
To maintain a positive work climate.
To maintain a professional image.

V.  General

To be responsible to the Director for carrying out all instructions, policies, practices, and procedures of the center.
To comply with New York State regulations, and NAEYC guidelines.
To follow established schedules and routines
Conducts evaluations of other classroom staff as required.
To maintain required records, such as attendance forms, skills checklists, CACFP counts, observation records, individual schedules, and menu requirements.
To report for work on time and in a consistent basis
Other duties as assigned.

VI. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of NYS child care regulations.
Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and age appropriate activities, which correspond with NAEYC guidelines.
Effective and tactful oral and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with children, co-workers, and parents.
Ability to use constructive methods for maintaining group control and individual behaviors.
Ability to use sound judgment and tact.
Strong team player.
Flexibility (especially in scheduling and practice to respond to the needs of the program).
Creativity and patience.
Ability to lift 40 lbs. from floor to a waist high table, 20 – 30 times per day.
Ability to reach a child 20 – 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
Ability to crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, and sit on the floor for extended periods of time on a regular basis.
A strong sense of responsibility.


Associate’s degree, CDA, or 12 college credits in early childhood education, child development, or a related field and significant experience working with young children in a group setting are required. Experience working with the age group you are applying to work with is required.

If a candidate has a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of one year professional experience working with young children in a group setting is required.
The position requires creativity, resourcefulness, and mature judgment.

Medical Insurance
Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Life Insurance
Disability Insurances
Paid Time Off + Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement


Monroe Community College prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, familial status, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence, victim status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws or College policy in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees, or in any aspect of the business of the College. MCC provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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MCC employees are not required but are encouraged to verify vaccination and boosters to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you have not verified vaccination and you plan to come to campus for any reason, you must test each week for COVID-19 at one of our free testing sessions held on the Brighton campus. Effective March 2nd 2022, mask wearing for fully vaccinated employees at MCC campuses and sites will be optional.

Application Instructions:

Completed job application form, a minimum of three references (personal and professional), and official transcript of college grades.  Must be able to pass a physical exam, NYS Central Registry Clearance, NYS Justice Center SEL clearance and criminal conviction check (Comprehensive OCFS Background Check).

Candidates interested in applying may submit application materials (cover letter, resume, transcripts, references) to Justin Leenhouts at [email protected].

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