Early Head Start Center Based Educator

Torrance, CA

Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday (full-time/40 hours per week)  

Momentum PTN is hiring a Early Head Start (EHS) Center Based Educator for our Early Head Start (EHS) program. As the EHS Center Based Educator, you will work collaboratively with the EHS site supervisor and staff to ensure all standards are met. Our EHS Center Based Educators have the unique opportunity to build a rewarding career in education and to develop caring relationships.

Benefits (Full-time): 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation/Sick/Bereavement leave
  • Credit Union Benefits and Discounts
  • $750.00 Referral Bonus Program
  • Retirement Plan (403B)

EHS Center Based Educator Essential Responsibilities:  

  • Knows, understands, and implements curriculum through planning developmentally appropriate activities
  • Plans special activities, field trip, class celebrations, etc.
  • Assists children with the feeding, toileting, and personal care
  • Communicates to parents that you are available daily to respond to questions and concerns
  • Attends all parent meetings and conferences
  • Facilitates parental understanding of a developmental approach to early childhood education
  • Prepares written evaluations of each child’s progress as required by EHS standards
  • Conducts an orientation for all children on classroom and play yard safety
  • Orients and supervises floaters, assistants, and volunteers regarding the classroom and materials, equipment, and rules
  • Prepares and posts weekly lessons plans in accordance with the curriculum guidelines.
  • Provides on-going assessments of infants/toddlers using appropriate assessment tools. 
  • Knows, follows, and upholds Momentum’s policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet department and/or business needs

EHS Center Based Educator Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in a related Early Childhood Education field or A.A. degree with a teachers permit from the Commission of Teacher Credentialing; required 
  • Completed a minimum of 12 semester units in Early Childhood (ECE units) in which 6 units must be in infant toddler; required

Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Read, write, comprehend, and communicate in English well enough to perform essential duties and responsibilities; required
  • Work collaboratively with families
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Communicate and work professionally and cooperatively with others


  • Successfully pass all post-offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, TB test and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to run, push, pull, bend, squat, kneel, and lift up to 50 lbs.

With 40 programs and service sites spanning several counties, Momentum is the largest nonprofit provider of direct support for individuals with disabilities in Southern California.

Momentum is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates. Momentum also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.

JOB CODE: 3030-3126 Torrance Educator