Kennedy Krieger Institute

Child Care Teacher I $500 Hiring Incentive

Vacancy ID
Pos. Category
Direct Care
Job Location : Street
7000 Tudsbury Rd
# of Hours
Job Locations
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time


The Child Care Teacher I is responsible for providing care for all aspects of their assigned age group and works as a team leader when the Child Care Teacher II is unavailable by supervising the implementation of the daily curriculum to assure that all accreditation and state licensing standards are being met. The Child Care Teacher I  is responsible for ensuring that all parent, child and classroom staff concerns are appropriately addressed. Works Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM depending upon the needs of the center.


  1. Ensure all guidelines for developmentally appropriate practices as outlined by MSDE are understood and implemented.
  2. Ensures that all OCC licensing requirements, World of Care and KKI policies are understood and implemented.
  3. Ensures teamwork to implement lessons; classroom strategies, therapy and educational goals for individuals and groups, and daily care plans.
  4. Develops, plans, and prepares instructional aids/materials for classroom as assigned by the Child Care Teacher II or supervisors. Responsible for understanding and integrating IFSP and IEP goals where appropriate and seeks guidance as necessary.
  5. Read each child’s Child Care Plan before working with any child and ask for clarifying information as needed. Ensures that communication between all team members including substitutes is clear so that parents/caregivers are provided detailed information regarding their child’s daily progress, needs and concerns.
  6. Participates in trainings to ensure that all standards necessary to maintain or achieve national/state accreditation are being met. Responsible for maintaining all documentation and records and providing them in a timely manner to the Program Director.
  7. Participates on at least one WOC program committee.



  • High School Diploma or GED required. AA/BS in the field of education preferred
  • 90 Hour Child Care certificate, 45-hour Infant and Toddler certificate, or equivalent education required.


  • one year child care experience required
  • experience with special needs population preferred.


  • CPR certification required.
  • Must complete the annual clock hours required by the Office of Child Care to advance or maintain childcare credentials.


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