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.

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Current Postings

BrightStars: Program Assessment Specialist

Program Address

535 Centerville Road
Suite 301
Warwick. RI 02886

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 hdeconti@riaeyc.org

CANE CDC: TA

Program Address

281 Post Rd
Wakefield RI

Job Description

Assist teacher through out day with classroom duties Nurturing , flexible , positive role model and team player.

Job Qualifications

1 year experience in a childcare facility AA preferred in Early Childhood.

Other Information

Full time position M-F.

How to Apply

Please send resume to canecdc@outlook.com

Clubhouse Kids: Teacher Assistant

Program Address

220 Tollgate Road

Job Description

Clubhouse Kids Early Learning Center is look for a fun, energetic, loving individual to join our team of teachers.

We are looking for someone with open availability and able to work between the hours of 6:30-5:30. Experience in child care is preferred.

Job Qualifications

All applicants MUST have clean BCI, CANTS and HS diploma/GED or higher.

How to Apply

Please send Resume to info@cubhousekidsri.com

Tri-County CAA Head Start: Extended Day Teacher Assistant

Program Address

79 Waterman Ave. North Providence RI 02911

Job Description

Assisting the teacher with classroom curriculum, education paperwork, child observations, family engagement, home visits, maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Applicants must be skilled in building positive relationships with children, families and colleagues.

Job Qualifications

Minimum of a high school diploma, preschool CDA preferred

How to Apply

Please email your resume to Jodi Tavares jtavares@tricountyri.org

Totally Kids School Age Adventures: School Age before and after school teaching assistant

Program Address

9 Messer St Warwick RI, 02886

Job Description

Part time now. Full time in summer.

Implement activities with children age 5-13 including crafts, stem, and gross motor games. Engage in meaningful conversations and provide a safe space for them. If eligible provide transportation to and from area schools.

Job Qualifications

experience helpful but not necessary.

How to Apply

Please send resume to michelle.totallykids@gmail.com

Totally Kids Child Care Center: Preschool Assistant Teacher

Program Address

7 Messer St Warwick RI, 02886

Job Description

Assist Lead Teacher in creating centers and activities in the classroom. To assist teacher in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Being a responsible and reliable person is a must. Must arrive on time and be ready to work by time of scheduled shift.
Engage with parents and children in a professional manner.
Attend monthly staff meetings and attend a minimum of 20 hours per year in professional development.

 

Job Qualifications

high school diploma or equivalent
associates or cda is a plus
Being familiar and with RIELDS but willing to take the necessary trainings ASAP if not.

How to Apply

please send resume to michelle.totallykids@gmail.com

Totally Kids School Age Adventures: School Age Site Coordinator

Program Address

9 Messer St Warwick RI, 02886

Job Description

Site coordinator is responsible for the everyday schedule and lessons planned for the afterschool program. Oversee staff and guide them to offer developmentally appropriate activities.
Provide staff with training opportunities.
Build relationships with parents and children in a professional manner.
Be responsible and reliable, be ready to work for scheduled shift.
Must work 75 % of a full day and 100% of afternoon program.

Job Qualifications

associates degree (or equivalent credits ) In education, recreation, human development or psychology.

How to Apply

Please send resume to Michelle.totallykids@gmail.com

Love 4 All Learning Center: Education Coordinator, Lead Toddler, Lead Preschool, Assistants

Program Address

162 Metcalf Street
Providence, RI 02904

Job Description

Love 4 All Learning Center is currently seeking enthusiastic teachers to join our team! We have many positions available at all of our Providence locations.

Job Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED is required for any childcare positions.

Associate (Preferred)
Early Childhood Education: 1 year (Preferred)
Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)
Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Other Information

The opportunities are endless and the experience is everything!

How to Apply

Call Today! 401-272-5013

Email Resume to METCALFL4A@GMAIL.COM

Joyful Noise: Toddler TA, PreK TA, School age Staff

Program Address

9 New London Ave
West Warwick RI 02893

Job Description

Toddler teacher assistant
M-F Hours 2pm-6pm

Pre-K teacher assistant
M-F Hours 10am-6pm

School age staff member
Mondays 10am-6pm
Tues-Fri 12pm -6pm
 

Job Qualifications

All applicants MUST have clean BCI, CANTS and HS diploma/GED or higher.

Other Information

Rate of pay based on education and experience.
Serious inquiries only.
Child care professionals preferred.

How to Apply

Please remit resume to joyfulnoisejen@gmail.com
No phone calls please

 

Curious Minds Early Learning Center: Teacher's Assistant/ Floater

Program Address

690 Boston Neck Rd.
North Kingstown, RI

Job Description

We are looking for someone with lots of energy and enthusiasm for children and the learning that happens through play. This position will be primarily in our Preschool/ PreK Classroom so the ability to happily engage with high energy 3-5 year old children in a must!

Position includes:

-assisting head teacher with implementation of classroom curriculum and daily schedule,

-assisting head teacher in creating a safe, healthy, educational and nurturing environment,

-creating, facilitating and engaging in age appropriate play,

-engaging with parents/families in daily conversations about the children's behavior and routines,

-aid in keeping the classroom clean and organized

- be friendly, energetic, easy going, and reliable.
 

Job Qualifications

Ideal candidate should have the following:

-Working towards Associates or BA in Early Childhood Education and/or equivalent work experience in a Preschool/PreK classroom (2+years preferred).

-Have or be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid certification

-Be able to provide/pass National and RI DCYF Background checks

Flexibility of schedule is necessary as schedules are based around daily enrollment however, this position is currently part time Monday to Friday 10 am - 5pm, with more hours possible as enrollment returns to normal.

Candidate will be required to complete at least 20 hours of professional development each year or be enrolled in Early Childhood Education college level courses.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your Resume with Cover Letter to Caitlin at preschoolnkdcp@gmail.com

Littlebrook CDC: Teacher Assistant

Program Address

4 Brookside Road

Job Description

Littlebrook is now looking for qualified and dependable individuals to join our team of teachers. Experience with children is a must. Candidates will assist in curriculum planning and classroom responsibilities. Full time positions available.

How to Apply

Please contact Venessa at 401-596-2920 or submit resume to Venessa@littlebrookchild.com

 

Rhode Island AEYC: BrightStars Bilingual Assessment Assistant

Program Address

535 Centerville Rd. Warwick, RI 0286

Job Description

The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children is recruiting a full-time BrightStars Assessment Assistant. The Assessment Assistant is responsible for ongoing communication with programs to support appropriate completion of applications for a BrightStars rating and for conducting child care and school-age program quality assessments using data collection instruments and completing detailed written reports of those assessments. The Assessment Assistant will provide telephone customer service and support to child care providers in Rhode Island, will complete data entry, and carry out review administrative functions. The Assessment Assistant will also conduct on-site assessments to child care programs, public schools and family child care homes as needed.
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, including training for new staff.
  • Conduct on-site assessments of child care programs for 2-Star rating (centers, preschools, family child care, and school-age programs).
  • Maintain reliability on application process. Support other staff in maintaining reliability.
  • Learn additional assessment scales (e.g. Environment Rating Scales) in relation to agency demands.
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to diverse audiences about the agency’s work and assessments

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree, business/administrative/customer service certification, or equivalent training.
  • Bilingual and Biliterate English and Spanish required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional skill set for collaborating with members of a team.
  • Ability to interact professionally and respectfully in handling complex and sensitive customer relations.

Preferred Education, Additional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, education or related field.
  • Education experience in quality child care program.
  • Knowledge of program and health and safety standards (BrightStars, DCYF, RIDE, accreditation), child care assessment tools (ERS, CLASS), and diverse cultures within the state of Rhode Island.
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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

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

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