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Head Start Lead Teacher
The Head Start Lead Teacher will implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family. Provide and maintain a safe environment. Use online curriculum and child assessment system. Keep complete and accurate records on the children. Plan and implement individual programming for all children.
Education and experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with 30 credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE).
• Minimum two years' experience working with preschool age children. Previous Head Start experience preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to utilize online data systems.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Plan and provide a comprehensive program including implementation of Creative Curriculum, Project Approach and other appropriate content in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards. Use Teaching Strategies Gold for collection and reporting of child assessment data.
• Guide and facilitate activities of the children including: daily activities, field trips, selecting and arranging of equipment in the classroom, creating an exciting learning environment for children.
• Work in a team setting to determine individual needs of children. Design and implement plans that will expose children to meaningful experiences.
• Manage classroom operations; provide supervision, guidance and coaching to Teacher Assistants and classroom volunteers.
• Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and family partnership. Maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents and guardians. Provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning. Encourage parents to become involved in the classroom and other Head Start activities.
• Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices.
• Arrange meaningful field trips for the children, with approval of the Education Manager.
• Maintain and monitor accurate child attendance records, USDA meal counts, in-kind reports and other record keeping and reports as required. Submit documentation in a timely manner. Assure that files are complete, accurate and confidentially maintained.
• Conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences according to program schedule and policies and procedures.
• Help organize and encourage parent involvement to include: planning and participating in monthly classroom Parent Meetings; orienting and training of parent volunteers, and attendance at Policy Council meetings.
• Continue professional growth by participating in ongoing; ECE education, training programs, workshops/conferences as budget allows, reading articles and professional journals pertaining to ECE and Head Start.
• Participate fully in program staffing's, staff meetings, and collaborative meetings with other agencies, as assigned. Attend case conferencing when applicable.
• Report any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 4, 2015.

Assistant Teacher – Head Start
Under the direction of the Head Start Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher will implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family. Provide and maintain a safe environment. Assume responsibility for continuing planned classroom activities in the absence of the Teacher.
Education and experience:
• Must have either a Child Development Associate Credential or be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or bachelor degree in Early Childhood.
• Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education highly preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Experience working with preschool age children. Previous Head Start experience preferred.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Become familiar with and work with the Teacher in providing a comprehensive program including implementation of Creative Curriculum, Project Approach and other appropriate content in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
• Work as a team member to:
o Assist with the planning of daily and weekly lesson plans.
o Participate in the daily activities planned for the children.
o Assist in individual planning for each child, as well as the class as a whole.
o Assist in the daily classroom routine (i.e. helping children brush their teeth, go to the bathroom, eat lunch, and clean the classroom).
o Assist children in their use of materials in a variety of ways.
o Participate in the daily review of classroom activities and children's behavior.
o Discuss and become familiar with your center's policies and Head Start policies.
o Consult with the Teacher when a problem arises.
• Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and family partnership. Maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents and guardians. Provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning. Encourage parents to become involved in the classroom and other Head Start activities.
• Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices.
• Help organize and encourage parent involvement to include: planning and participating in monthly classroom Parent Meetings; orienting and training of parent volunteers, and attendance at Policy Council meetings.
• Continue professional growth by participating in ongoing; ECE education, training programs, workshops/conferences as budget allows, reading articles and professional journals pertaining to ECE and Head Start.
• Participate in various meetings to include weekly center staffing, program meetings and collaborative meetings with other agencies as assigned.
• Assume the Teacher's responsibilities when the Teacher is absent, if accreditation allows.
• Report any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Teacher, Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle for use on the job or acceptable alternative. Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 10, 2015


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