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Head Start Teacher (Pre-K School Teacher)
Job Code:2020-HS-021
Location:Southampton Head Start Center
FT/PT Status:Regular Full-time
Salary:$17.53 per hour-

Job Responsibilities:

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The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.

The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families

This position supervises and teaches children in the Head Start Program.


  • Coordinates and delivers instruction and care for assigned children.
  • Documents client arrival and departure.
  • Administers developmental assessments for the purpose of identifying student needs and developing individual lesson plans.
  • Develops and implements lesson plans, including individualized child plans and indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Implements current curriculum.
  • Monitors students in a variety of settings.
  • Maintains student files and records.
  • Implements academic, behavior, health and nutrition plans for students.
  • Completes quarterly check-points.
  • Prepares a monthly newsletter.
  • Schedules and implements home visits.
  • Administers medication according to policies and procedures.
  • Attends required training.
  • Prepares incident reports.
  • Prepares and serves meals.
  • Communicates and meets with parents; schedules and participates in parent conferences.
  • Ensures compliance with safety standards.
  • Attends monthly Lead Teacher meetings.
  • Performs related duties.

Required Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge of early childhood education principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development principles.
  • Knowledge of learner assessment principles.
  • Knowledge of Children's Center policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the development and delivery of instruction to children.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Job Qualifications:

Qualifications Needed:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. (Associates Degree with a minimum of 18 hours in Early Childhood Education)
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment used.

To receive full payrate for a credentialed teacher, you must be credentialed with the following - Associates or higher in ECE, ECE Infant/Toddler Certificate or Infant/Toddler CDA.  If not credentialed, you must be willing to enroll in college classes to become credentialed.  Scholarships available, for those who apply, to cover required college class tuition.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran, Drug Free Workplace

Keywords:  preschool, pre-school, pre-k, pre k, infant, toddler, daycare, nursery, pre-primary, ECE, ECD, early childhood, early care, childcare