Early Head Start Temporary Lead Teacher (EBCAP0403)

Lead Teacher (Teamporary), early head start (EBCAP0403)

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a Temporary Lead Teacher to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in the Early Head Start program at 8 John H. Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI. If you are looking for a rewarding career and to make a difference in a child’s life, then you have found the right path with a unique opportunity in Head Start at EBCAP. 

The Early Head Start Temporary Lead Teacher will oversee daily classroom functioning and provide guidance to the Teacher Associate, Teacher Assistant, per diem Substitutes and Volunteers, utilizing Head Start Program Performance Standards, Rhode Island Child Day 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.  He/She will plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children and promote social competence and ensure parental involvement. 

The successful candidate must have excellent presentation skills, superior leadership and management skills to effectively communicate with staff, parents, children and staff. 

The Temporary Lead Teacher must have one of the following:

 RI Department of Education (DOE) teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (ECE); or

  1. Bachelor or Associates in ECE with 3 months supervised teaching experience in an ECE setting; or
  2. Bachelor or Associates in a related field* with teaching experience in an infant/toddler classroom; or
  3. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Preferred minimum, a Child Development Associate (CDA) with an infant/toddler endorsement, 12 credit hours in ECE related coursework and teaching experience in an infant/toddler classroom. 

*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.  EHS Head Start teacher candidates who hold a related degree will have 18 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.  

Head Start Performance Standards require all Early Head Start Teachers and Associate Teachers participate in training specific to infants and toddlers.  

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