Special Educator (Early Learning Center)

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.

Special Educator (Early Learning Center)

Program Name:
Meeting Street

Program Address:
1000 Eddy Street


Position Description:

Looking for a rewarding career that makes a difference in children’s lives? Look no further and join the team at Meeting Street! Meeting Street is a special place of learning, where children of all abilities have the opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

This is an exciting time to join Meeting Street as we are nearing completion of our brand-new Early Childhood Center!

Full-time employees receive:
Competitive Pay
$2,500 sign on bonus
Generous PTO
13 paid holidays
Medical, dental, vision and MORE

Meeting Street is currently looking for an Special Educator in our Early Learning Center working 40 hours weekly.

Assists in all aspects of classroom management and supervision of children in an early childhood classrooms.
Works closely with team members and parents in designing and implementing goals outlined in each of the children’s individualized educational program (IEP) in a timely fashion.
Works with the early childhood educator to develop age-appropriate activities that address the goals outlined in the child’s IEP.
Keeps updated records on each student’s progress in order to write accurate evaluations and/or progress reports. Responsible for using Teaching Strategies Gold online portfolio to monitor progress.
Facilitates effective communication between the family, classroom staff, and other team members. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and parent staff meetings and activities as assigned.
Actively seeks and participates in 20+ hours of professional development opportunities per year.
Assists and coordinates training for classroom staff related to Special Education.
Provides support for classroom staff in regard to issues and/or concerns related to children with special needs. Trains 1:1 Teacher Assistants on the IEP goals for their assigned child.
Coordinates each child’s necessary schedules (i.e. therapy, self-care) etc.
Fosters the development of age-appropriate self- help skills in children (diapering, toileting, feeding).
Develops intake transition plans for children entering or exiting the program.
Schedules and collaborates team meetings with classroom staff and therapists.
Actively participates in and supports the Programs efforts to maintain NAEYC accreditation, BrightStars quality rating, RI DCYF and RI Department of Education CECE licensing regulations.

Meeting Street believes the dignity of each person is paramount. We recognize that our community’s future strength rests firmly on our commitment to our values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, and excellence. To uphold these commitments, we expect all employees to recognize and properly respond to racism and other forms of injustice.

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and
RI license pre-k to grade 2 for Early Childhood Special Education/ Severe/Profound.
Experience working with young children – 3 years
Experience working in an inclusive setting – 3 years
Maintains valid CPR and first aid training/certification
RIELDS Foundations and Curriculum and or Classroom classes or old RIELS Level 2 certification

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