BrightStars - Rating system for Rhode Island child care centers and preschools

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BrightStars, Rhode Island’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement system, assists families in finding care and recognizes and supports quality in early care and education programs.

Job Postings

Welcome to the BrightStars Early Care and Education Job Board. Here you will find a listing of job opportunities in Rhode Island.

To post a job complete the Job Posting Form

Current Postings

Rhode Island AEYC: Program Assessment Specialist

Program Address

535 Centeville Road
Warwick, RI

Job Description

The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children is recruiting a BrightStars Program Assessment Specialist. The Program Assessment Specialist is responsible for conducting child care and school-age program quality assessments using standardized tools and other data collection instruments and completing detailed written reports of these assessments. Program Assessment Specialist is also responsible for ongoing communication with programs to support appropriate completion of applications for a BrightStars rating, as well as providing professional development and outreach to the child care community to broaden early childhood educator’s understanding of quality rating process.
Applicants for this position should be highly-motivated, mission-driven and have a commitment to professional and personal excellence. Position currently works as a hybrid of in-person, in-office and remote, but subject to change. Must be based in Rhode Island- area.
Responsibilities:

  • Work with programs to submit complete and accurate application and related materials.
  • Review and code documentation submitted by programs.
  • Complete detailed written reports of assessment findings.
  • Maintain and update BrightStars program databases.
  • Conduct on-site assessments of child care programs (centers, preschools, family child care, and school-age programs).
  • Receive training and administer standardized program assessment tools (Environment Rating Scales and others).
  • Maintain reliability on tools and processes. Support other staff in maintaining reliability.
  • Facilitate and deliver professional development on topics including the BrightStars assessment process and the Environment Rating Scales.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in data collection, program assessment, and/or evaluation.
  • Academic and/or professional experience in the education field.
  • Must be highly-organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.

Preferred Education, Additional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in early childhood or related field.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish speaker.
  • Education experience in quality child care program(s).
  • Knowledge of family child care or youth/school age education programs.

Other Information

About BrightStars
BrightStars helps families in Rhode Island access quality child care, early learning, and school-age programs. We help child care providers learn about best practices in early learning and apply them to the care children receive. We recognize program quality and give parents information to make choices about their children’s care and education. BrightStars is managed by the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to info@riaeyc.org

East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA: Teacher Assistant

Program Address

Mount Hope Childcare Center
421 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

Job Description

Position summary:

Responsible for assisting the Head/Lead Teacher in the care and learning of children within the classroom. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a well rounded curriculum that is developmentally and age appropriate for the children in the classroom.  Assure that curriculum meets the need of each individual child and is in alignment with the guidelines of the DCYF licensing regulations, Bright Stars Quality Rating Standards,  The Rhode Island’s Comprehensive Birth to Five Early Learning and Developmental Standards and the YMCA.
  • Conference with teacher to assist in the preparation of lesson plans in accordance with the Creative Curriculum framework for both indoor and outdoor activities
  • Understand and conduct on going assessments of children’s progress.  Present documentation of findings to the teacher.  Routinely conference with teacher and to assure findings are being documented correctly.
  • Implement the Y Healthy Eating Physical Activity Standards into classroom routine using positive role modeling and the Food and Fun Curriculum.
  • Create and update learning centers within classroom in accordance with the ITERS and ECERS Environmental Rating Scale.
  • Collaborate with teacher to prepare and deliver a written daily (infants/toddlers) or weekly (preschool) means of communication with families.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper sign in and sign out procedures are followed in accordance with DCYF Licensing Regulations.
  • Responsible for conducting daily health checks and assuring proper documentation. 
  • Prepare and maintain all attendance and meal reports.
  • Responsible for knowing and following all health, safety and emergency procedures.
  • Maintain positive relationship with families.  Understand that you represent the Y and maintain a professional demeanor. 
  • Use Listen First communication skills with fellow staff and families.
  • Report for work shift on time and ready to begin routine with children.
  • Responsible for attending all staff meetings and trainings.
  • To ensure the health and safety of all the children, i.e. caution regarding unsafe practices and conditions and perform rescue/first aid when necessary.  Report accidents and injuries and complete incident documentation.
  • Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspect of professional growth.  
  • Communicate professionally, clearly and consistently modeling values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Consistently communicate with families focusing on building supportive relationships through active listening and constantly seeking ways to engage and support all children and their families.
  • Create a welcome, supportive atmosphere by greeting families by name in a friendly manner, making eye contact and engaging in conversation about their interests. 
  • Understand, enforce and adhere to YMCA policies and procedures in a consistent manner resulting in efficient, professional operations.
  • Role model communication skills and good judgment when describing and enforcing policies.
  • Maintain an organized, clean and safe work place.
  • Work in harmony and cooperation with staff, volunteers and members to develop team spirit and a family atmosphere.
  • Attend all trainings and meetings and be able to demonstrate knowledge of all skills.  Maintain all required certifications.  Continually enhance professional development through workshops, educational courses, trainings and/or appropriate reading material as directed.
  • Arrive on time and prepared for your scheduled shift. 
  • Assist with insuring a risk free environment, i.e. caution people regarding unsafe practices and conditions.  Report accidents and injuries and complete incident reports.

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Participate in ongoing early childhood staff development
  • Preferred 2 year experience in early childhood setting

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  May use judgment occasionally in selecting an operating routine from among established procedures or available alternatives.
  • YMCA Required Training
  • CPR and First Aid Certification-within 1st 30 days of employment and must keep up to date throughout employment.  OSHA Training, Child Care Abuse Identification and Prevention Training, Listen First
  • State Required Training and Professional Development
  • Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards Certificate
  • 20 hours of approved ECE professional development each year
  • Concentration
  • Requires considerable attention and alertness at all times.  Job requires staff to focus on children and families needs throughout the day.
  • Human Relations Skills
  • Excellent active listening and communication skills, frequent to constant interdepartmental or external contacts on matters requiring above average tact.  Human relations skills are very important.
  • Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.  This position requires working in and out of doors in all climates.

This position may have exposure to Blood Bourne Pathogens and the incumbent should be prepared on same.

Other Information

Base Pay: $11.50 - $13.00 / Hour

Employee Type: Code 1 - Full Time

How to Apply

Contact Samantha McCormack at smccormack@gpymca.org

Rhode Island AEYC: Office Manager

Program Address

535 Centerville Road, Warwick RI 02886

Job Description

The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children is recruiting an Office Manager. The Office Manager is a full-time position that works closely with the Executive Director to assist in managing the workflow process to assure maximum efficiency and expediting of all existing contracts and work. The Office Manager will audit, plan and coordinate the daily operations of the agency and be responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity and efficiency of the organizational operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies. Familiarity with Early Care and Education and/or a Quality Rating and Improvement Systems is a plus.
Applicants for this position should be highly-motivated and have a commitment to personal excellence. Position currently works as a hybrid of in-person, in-office and remote, but subject to change. Must be based in Rhode Island- area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Best Practices - Formulate and implement departmental and organizational policies and procedures to maximize output. Monitor adherence to rules, regulations and procedures. Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures, preparing payroll, controlling correspondence, designing filing systems.
  • Human Resources - Plan the use of human resources. Organize recruitment and placement of required staff. Manage organizational structures and all responsibilities of personnel management including benefits. Establish work schedules.
  • Meeting management- organize and schedule for interoffice meetings as well as coordinate calendar of ED. Manage Zoom calendar and meeting scheduling.
  • Customer Service - Coordinate customer support for the office and coordinate the Parent Referral System. Administrative duties as necessary.
  • Financial – Assist ED in the review financial statements, budget and data. Utilize financial data to begin to examine sustainability. Plan effective strategies for the financial wellbeing of the organization.
  • Database Management- Work with Assessment Team to update BrightStars program databases and spreadsheets.
  • Communication - Facilitate coordination and communication between teams and for ED as needed.
  •  Other duties as assigned by ED.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education, Skills, and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Minimum Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Associates degree in business administration, management, or related field
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Knowledge of business management and financial and accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • Information technology skills
  • Preferred Education, Additional Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in business administration, management, or related field
  • Working knowledge of state systems, including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems, Scholarship Management or Registered Apprenticeships.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish speaker.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to: info@riaeyc.org NO CALLS PLEASE

Trailside Day Care Inc.: Preschool teacher

Program Address

120 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI 02915

Job Description

Co teacher in a preschool classroom. Curriculum planning, assessment are part of teachers responsibility. The classroom is threes and young fours.

Job Qualifications

Associates in Early Childhood preffered but not a must.  Experience will be considered. RIELDS classes a plus but you may also take them after starting the job.

Other Information

Excellent pay Health care and dental available. Paid time off and paid vacation time.
 

How to Apply

Email trailsidedaycare@verizon.net or call Chris at 401-438-3340.

 

Trailside Day Care Inc.: Older Toddler Position

Program Address

120 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI 02915

Job Description

Join our team and co-teach in our older toddler classroom.  We are looking for someone with a love for younger children and will consider experience a plus
Excellent pay and benefits, health care and dental, paid time off,  paid vacation.

Job Qualifications

Early childhood classes and RIELDS a plus but will consider experience with young children.
Upbeat attitude and a love for children is a must

Other Information

Our school is under new management

How to Apply

Send inquiries to trailsidedaycare@verizon.net or call  401-438-3340

Amazing Kids Academy: Infant/Toddler Teachers

Program Address

2 Morgan Mill Road
Johnston, RI

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Lead teacher for our infant program and a toddler teacher. Both of these positions are full time.

If you have a passion for working in the early childhood field and being a vital importance of the developmental needs of children you are someone we would like to meet.

Our team is always welcoming and offer guidance and support so together we can do what is best for our community of children.

Job Qualifications

Experience in the field is required, an associates degree in Early Childhood preferred but are willing to accept credits in early childhood.

Students in the field are encouraged to apply and for the infant program we will take in consideration a CNA with experience with babies.

How to Apply

Email: amazingkidsacademy@yahoo.com

Brown/Fox Point ECEC: Preschool Teacher

Program Address

150 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906

Job Description

Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center seeks an outstanding preschool teacher to join its dynamic educational team.

Brown/Fox Point is an NAEYC-accredited, BrightStars five-star rated preschool program committed to research-based instructional practices, an anti-bias emergent curriculum, and strong relationships with our families.

The Teacher is responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a classroom team with two Lead Teachers.

All our staff provide a warm, nurturing, respectful, safe and caring environment where children’s self-concept and independence are enhanced, supporting children’s needs and the maintenance of the environment in a responsive manner.

They work with individual children, small and large groups; provide supervision both indoors and outdoors; together with all the staff they work to ensure a high quality program.

Full-time teachers receive competitive salaries and outstanding benefits including health & dental insurance, vacation and sick time, reimbursement for professional development, and more.

Brown/Fox Point is a caring, diverse environment that respects all members of our community.

A Bachelor's degree in ECE or a related field required and a minimum of two years of preschool experience is preferred.

Applicants interested in being part of a caring classroom community built around respectful interactions with children, parents, and colleagues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only complete, informed applications will be reviewed! Applicants must submit:

  • A resume
  • The names
  • Titles
  • Phone numbers of three references
  • A well-written cover letter that explains why you would be an outstanding addition to Brown/Fox Point. Please review our website for more information on our program - www.brownfoxpoint.org


Applications are welcome immediately and will be considered carefully as they are received.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:

Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center provides services in an environment that promotes the most stringent health and sanitation practices to minimize the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.

 

Job Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in ECE or a related field required and a minimum of two years of preschool experience is preferred.

How to Apply

Applications are welcome immediately and will be considered carefully as they are received.

No phone calls please!

Applications can be emailed or mailed to 150 Hope Street Providence RI 02906, or faxed to 401-200-8060.
 

Genesis Center: Early Childhood Program Support Specialist

Program Address

620 Potters Ave

Job Description

Genesis Early Learning Center, a 5-star BrightStars
program, is looking for an experienced, organized, and reliable individual
with a love of Early Childhood to join our team as a full-time Program
Assistant. The Program Assistant will work directly with the Early
Childhood Education Director and be responsible for supporting overall
program ifunctions. Candidates should have experience working in an early
childhood setting, be community- and client-focused, and possees excellent
customer service skills. Typical responsibilities are assisting with
overall operations and services on a daily basis, such asgreeting visitors,
answering phones, helping parents with enrollment applications, maintaining
paper and electronic files, performing clerical duties, and offering general
administrative support to the Early Childhood Education Director and staff,
including mentoring and classroom coverage, as needed. This is a full-time
(37.5 hours /week), year-round position with a competitive salary and
benefits package with medical, dental, retirement savings plan, paid time
off and holidays. This job requires an awareness of licensing regulations,
Rhode Island Department of Education Early Learning Standards, Genesis
Personnel Policies, and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) as
defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC) and Caring For Our Children to ensure that all staff are in
compliance so that all children and families have the opportunity for a high
quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience. It is also required that
at least 30 hrs professional development be completed annually.

Job Qualifications

Associate’s Degree or higher in ECE or related field is
preferred, but other degrees and qualifications will be considered. The
ideal applicant is English/Spanish bi-lingual, but the ability to speak
languages other than English is not required. The Program Assistant must
possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as ability to
use technology, including all Microsoft Applications. Candidates will assist
in overseeing documentation and compliance for various programs including
Early Head Start, State Pre K, and CACFP and supervising/mentoring staff and
ECE Apprentices. Ability to see, hear and lift children up to 50lbs, as
needed, is required. Must have the ability pass all required background
checks.

Other Information

This is the ideal position for someone with experience
looking to get out of the classroom, but remain in the field of ECE. 

How to Apply

send resume and cover letter to cgreen@gencenter.org