Temporary Teacher Associates (EBCAP0352)

Temporary Teacher Associates (EBCAP0352)

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking two temporary full time Associate Teachers to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for infants/toddlers in our Early Head Start program at 386 Willett Avenue in East Providence, RI. Looking for a rewarding career and to make a difference in an infant/toddler’s life, then you have found the right path with a rewarding career in Early Head Start at EBCAP. 

The Early Head Start (EHS) Associate Teachers assist the Lead Teachers in carrying out developmentally appropriate activities for children.  The Associate Teachers role is to promote the health, nutrition and education of the children, attend to their safety and welfare, and observe and record behaviors of children and identify each child’s strengths and areas to grow.   The Associate Teachers will follow the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards, RI Child Care Center Regulations for Licensing, and RI Department of Education Early Learning Standards.  Our Head Start program utilizes the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach and the Creative Curriculum to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience. 

The successful candidates must have excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with parents, children, staff, community representatives and volunteers and have one of the following: 

  1. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED certificate with a minimum of 9 credit hours in Early Childhood Education (ECE) coursework and a supervised teaching experience in a ECE setting and must be enrolled in a Child Development Associate (CDA) program to be completed within one year of hire OR;
  2. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in Early Childhood and a supervised teacher experience in ECE setting OR;
  3. Bachelors or Associates in Early Childhood Education or a related field* and a supervised teaching experience in an ECE setting. 

*The Rhode Island quality rating and improvement system, Bright Stars defines related degree for early childhood education teachers as Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Education. Pediatric Nursing, Home Economics/Family & Consumer Science, Physical Education & Recreation and Child & Family Studies.  Head Start teacher assistant/float candidates who hold a related degree will have 9 credit hours of coursework in ECE related courses that include but are not limited to child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, children’s literature, approaches to learning, social and emotional development, language development and communication, creativity, professionalism, differentiated teaching and learning.  

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at East Bay Community Action Program. Our new and enhanced applicant tracking system is currently under construction. Until our system has been fully updated, we are asking all applicants to submit a cover letter which notes position title and position number, a resume and salary expectations to employment@ebcap.org 

EBCAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.