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Child Development Teacher $1,500 Hiring Incentive (Southest Early Head Start)

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, Maryland

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The Child Development Teacher will be primarily responsible for teaching and providing high quality childcare while parents engage in meaningful activities at the Early Head Start (EHS) center. This staff member will plan and present accurate and engaging lessons to enrolled children. The position is responsible for ensuring a safe, clean, and comfortable childcare space that is conducive to quality parent/child interactions and exceptional educational experiences.


  1. Presents and provides educational activities that are culturally-sensitive, attachment-based, and trauma-informed to children in an unrestricted environment using best practices.
  2. Collaborates with the Child Development Coordinator and Child Development Teacher Mentor to plan lessons, create classroom strategies, set educational goals for individuals and groups, and make daily care plans using the Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold as a framework.
  3. Participates and assists in implementing parent-child attachment interventions (e.g., A Good Good-Bye, Family Tradition Groups).
  4. Develops and facilitates child development goals in accordance with family partnership agreements and Teaching Strategies Gold observation.
  5. Develops, plans, and prepares instructional aids/materials for the classroom.
  6. Ensures that all center classroom paperwork (e.g., daily checklists, daily log, child observation, assessment tools, and progress notes) is completed in a timely fashion.
  7. Conducts weekly observations on assigned children using the Teaching Strategies Gold online tool.
  8. Completes child development screenings (ASQ & ASQ-SE, DECA-IT).
  9. Completes quarterly checkpoints and parent conferences for each child in the Teaching Strategies Gold online tool.
  10. Maintains a clean and safe classroom environment.
  11. Conducts courteous communications with parents regarding their child’s progress, needs, and concerns.
  12. Follows all Office of Child Care licensing requirements and EHS Performance Standards.
  13. Complete a minimum of two home visits annually.



  1. Must be able to lift, push, pull, or carry a minimum weight of 25 pounds and carry small children as necessary.
  2. Must be able to bend, squat, and work with child-sized spaces.


  • Ninety-hour Early Childhood Education Certificate required.
  • Forty-five-hour Infant Toddler Certificate required.
  • Child Development Associate credential (CDA) is required within three months of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certification.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or Child Development is preferred.


  • Minimum of one year supervised classroom experience working directly with children ages birth to three years old required.
  • Daycare experience preferred.


Kennedy Krieger offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, including child care subsidies, free parking, 401(k) with employer match, tuition reimbursement and a student loan repayment assistance program.

We require full COVID vaccination or documentation of medical and/or religious exemption(s) approval for this job as we are a healthcare institution committed to putting health and safety first for our patients, students, employees, and the communities we serve.


Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to empathy, diversity, inclusion, civility and caring in everything we do. Our employees are supportive, compassionate and committed to our patients, families and students, and make a difference each and every day.

Civility is at the heart of our culture. Treating others, especially those who are different from us, with respect is paramount to us living up to, and delivering on, our brand each day.

We make a difference every day in the lives of those we serve. Now, make a difference in yours by joining our team!


School Based Programs


With five non-public special education schools located throughout the state of Maryland (Baltimore City, Southern Maryland and Prince George’s County), the Kennedy Krieger School Program enables students aged 5-21 to reach their potential academically, socially and behaviorally, with the ultimate goal of nurturing their independence now and in the future.


Integrated Early Learning Center


This innovative state-of-the-art, childcare facility and training hub will educate children 3-5 years old, in a full-day, year-round program that will serve as a statewide model is opening in the summer. We are offering competitive salaries and benefits. Be a part of an innovative inclusive program that will increase the capacity of early childcare educators in the state of Maryland.


We offer lots of opportunities for career advancement and professional development. Additionally, we have excellent tuition reimbursement for college credits and student loan forgiveness benefits!


Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage Tuition Assistance/Student Debt Relief Programs Company Paid Life Insurance Free Parking Discounts on gyms, daycare, cell phones, home and auto insurance Baltimore is a vibrant community with waterfront fun, professional sports, world-class art museums and dining options serving the best seafood in the world. Baltimore is also located in close proximity to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City, providing an endless variety of attractions to explore and making it the perfect place to call home.


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1741 Ashland Ave
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