One of the most demanding yet rewarding jobs in the world is to grow-up children in any capacity.
An infant teacher plays such an important role in the physical, social and language development of infants.
As part of an infant’s early learning procedure, an infant teacher provides not only instructional support but also offers personal care that an infant needs.
Infant teachers provide quality, nurturing care to infants under their care. Working in preschool programs that cater to the demands of infants, infant teachers demonstrate skills which are needed to address the developmental needs of infants.
Due to the sensitive nature of this role, they are required to visit their wards’ homes a few times a year so that that can familiarize themselves with the home environment of the child; this is especially important when developing customized learning programs for each infant.
Infant Teacher Duties & Responsibilities
• Devise and implement early age curriculum following the institute’s directives and policies.
• Plan daily activity and instructional programs to meet the developmental needs of children.
• Ensure that each instructional and activity program is aimed at children’s social, physical and intellectual development.
• Ensure a safe and healthy instructional environment.
• Interact with children on a daily basis by employing activities such as circle time and free play.
• Treat children by employing dignity and respect.
• Ensure that the classroom arrangement is conducive to age groups.
• Assist children in thinking creatively and in an out-of-the-box manner.
• Assess children to gauge developmental milestones.
• Record all observations appropriately.
• Discuss observations with parents on a regular basis.
• Support children’s individuality and creative expression.
• Ensure that the classroom environment supports different sights, sounds, and textures.
• Provide personal care to children such as changing diapers and washing hands.
• Ensure that children are adequately fed in a timely manner.
• Act as a positive role model for children.
• Engage children in indoor and outdoor activities.
• Enforce classroom discipline program and award systems.
• Provide the opportunity for confidence-building by employing appropriate support and encouragement.
• Maintain and update portfolios of each child on a constant basis.
• Ensure responsiveness to children’s emotional and physical needs.
• Set rules and limitations to ensure effective classroom management.
• Implement recommendations obtained from institute’s management.