Head Start Teacher

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Job Summary

Onsite – Fulltime Position

The Head Start Teacher is responsible for a Head Start classroom of 3- to 5-year-old children. S/he works collaboratively with an assistant teacher, family members, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities. 

Job Description

The Infant-Toddler Teacher is responsible for a classroom of children 0-3 years of age.  The Teacher will work collaboratively with his/her partner Teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom with a total of 6-8 children. The Teacher, along with families and colleagues, works to achieve the meaningful progress of each child along his/her own unique developmental path and toward school readiness goals.


  • Provide emotional support through establishing a positive climate, being aware of and responsive to children, and encouraging child expression and autonomy.
  • Use strategies for behavior management, such as clear behavior expectations, being proactive and redirecting misbehavior.
  • Foster classroom productivity and maximize learning time, while engaging children with a variety of modalities and materials.
  • Provide instructional support through concept development, fostering children’s analysis and reasoning, engaging in feedback loops, and modeling and supporting high-quality language.

Job Requirements

  • AA/AS in Early Childhood Education OR BA/BS in Early Childhood Education –OR- state awarded preschool teacher certification with experience teaching preschool-aged children–OR- BA/BS in related field with at least 30 hours in Early Childhood Education plus experience teaching children.   BA Highly preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Physical exam and background checks are required for this position.
  • Travel required locally or long-distance up to occasionally for work-related meetings and functions.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

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