Associate Teacher Head Start

Our Mission

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.

Associate Teacher Head Start

Program Name:
East Bay Community Action Program Head Start

Program Address:
8 John H. Chafee Blvd.


Position Description:

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) seeks two full-time/full-year Associate Teachers to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in our Head Start program at 8 John Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI. If you are looking for a rewarding career and to make a difference in children’s lives, then you have found the right path with a rewarding career in Head Start at EBCAP.

The Head Start Associate Teachers assist the Lead Teachers in carrying out developmentally appropriate activities for children. The Associate teacher's role is to promote the children's health, nutrition, and education, attend to their safety and welfare, observe and record children's behaviors, 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 Support (PBIS) approach and the Creative Curriculum to ensure that all children have a high-quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience.

For Full-Time Employees Working 30 – 40 hours per week, EBCAP provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes heavily subsidized medical and dental insurance plans (BCBSRI), supplemental vision insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 3% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance & long term disability, generous paid time off that includes vacation/holidays/personal days/sick time, mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, opportunities for center-paid training/CEUs, employee assistance program.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at East Bay Community Action Program.

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

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:

A minimum of a high school diploma or GED certificate with a minimum of 6 credit hours in Early Childhood Education (ECE) coursework and a supervised teaching experience in an ECE setting and must be enrolled in a Child Development Associate (CDA) program to be completed within one year of hire OR;
Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in Early Childhood and a supervised teacher experience in ECE setting OR;
Bachelor or Associate 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 degrees 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 required to provide detailed college transcripts to validate appropriate 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.

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