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

RIAEYC-Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children: Bilingual 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 Bilingual BrightStars Program Assessment Specialist.

This position is responsible for conducting child care program quality assessments using standardized tools and other data collection instruments and completing detailed written reports of these assessments.

The Bilingual Program Assessment Specialist is also responsible for ongoing communication with programs to support appropriate completion of applications for a BrightStars rating.

Applicants for this position should be highly-motivated, have strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish and have a commitment to personal excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with programs to submit complete and accurate application and related materials.
  • Complete detailed written reports of assessment findings.
  • Maintain and update databases.
  • Conduct on-site assessments of child care programs (centers, preschools, family child care, and school-age programs).

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Academic and/or professional experience in the education field or working with children.
  • Bilingual and Biliterate English and Spanish speaker.
  • Must be highly-organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication, reading, and writing skills required.
  • Professional skill set for collaborating with members of a team.

 

Preferred Education, Additional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in early childhood or related field.
  • Experience in data collection, program assessment, and/or evaluation.
  • Education experience in quality child care program(s).
  • Knowledge of family child care or youth/school age education programs.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to careers@BrightStars.org

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center: Pre-K Lead Teacher

Program Address

5 New Industrial way
Warren, RI 02885

Job Description

We are currently looking for a teacher to join our Pre-K program, working with children ages 4-5 years old and helping to get them ready for kindergarten. This is full time, long term position.

Pay depends on experience. We look forward to meeting you.

Job Qualifications

Applicant should be able to follow our school curriculum, which goes along with the Bristol/ Warren school district.

Applicant will be responsible to write age appropriate lesson plans. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Degree in early childhood education preferred! Must have experience in a preschool setting as a preschool teacher.

Should be able to work as a team, with teachers, children, and parents. Applicant should have great communication skills and organizational skills.

We are looking for someone with a big heart and loving personality.
 

How to Apply

send resume to brightbeginnings5@yahoo.com

CHILD, Inc: Child Development Manager

Program Address

160 Draper Avenue

Job Description

CHILD, Inc. is seeking a full-time Child Development Manager. The private, non-profit program provides Head Start, Early Head Start, State Pre-K, Extended Day Child Care, and Mental Health Services to children and families in Kent County, RI.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


The position is one of four Child Development Managers who are members of a multi-disciplinary administrative team responsible for the leadership, management and oversight of a high quality early education and care program that offers comprehensive services and supports.

Child Development Managers are responsible for the development and implementation of research-based best practices and current trends in early learning, curriculum, child assessment, family engagement, and teacher effectiveness. Specific tasks will include:

  •  Staff Support, Development, and Supervision
  •  Data-Driven Decision Making
  •  Continuous Quality Improvement
  •  Community Collaboration
  •  Advocacy for Children, Families, and the Workforce


 

Job Qualifications


REQUIRED QULAIFICATIONS:

 

  •  Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field with ECE coursework
  •  RIELDS Administrator Certificate or the ability to acquire credential within one year of hire
  •  Demonstrated experience in birth-five program administration
  •  Strong knowledge of research-based indicators of high quality practices and systems in the field of early childhood, specifically programming for infants and toddlers
  •  Strong knowledge of DCYF Child Care Regulations, BrightStars Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System Standards, and RIDE CECE Standards
  •  Outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills


HIGHLY DESIRED:

 

  •  RIDE Early Childhood Teacher Certification
  •  Knowledge of Rhode Island’s Workforce Knowledge and Competencies (WKC) for Early Childhood Administrators and Education Coordinators
  •  Knowledge of NAEYC Accreditation Standards and Head Start Performance Standards
  •  Successful experience working in a team setting
  •  Spanish speaking candidates


 

Other Information

ALARY RANGE: $72,363 to 81,328 plus comprehensive fringe benefits.

How to Apply

please send resume to aoconnell@childincri.org

Tender Hearts Child Care & Learning Center: Older Toddler Assistant Teacher

Program Address

935 Jefferson Blvd Suite 1001
Warwick, RI 02886

Job Description

Assist Lead teacher in care, education and daily activities in an active toddler room.

Job Qualifications

Must have a GED or High School diploma and be over 18 years of age.

How to Apply

Please send resume to Debbie@tenderheartsri.com

Tender Hearts Child Care & Learning Center: Assistant 3 Year old Teacher

Program Address

935 Jefferson Blvd Suite 1001
Warwick, RI 02886

Job Description

Assist Lead Teacher with care, education and daily activities in an active 3 year old classroom.

Job Qualifications

Applicant must be over 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Debbie at Debbie@tenderheartsri.com

Thompson Textile: Administrative/Accounting Assistant

Program Address

Po box 264
Warwick, RI 02818

Job Description

Seeking Administrative / Accounting Assistant.


Successful candidates will exude great pride in their work, welcome challenging assignments, viewing them as opportunities for continued learning and personal growth, be extremely detail orientated, have excellent communication skills.

Must be reliable. It's a flexible position. If you're looking for a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding opportunity and this position sounds interesting, please submit your resume for consideration.

Job Qualifications

Must be self motivated and able to work in a solo environment some of the time

 

  •  Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  •  Good Communications skills
  •  Good Listener

How to Apply

Email resume to eric.thomp@hotmail.com

Children's Workshop Foundation: Long Term Substitute

Program Address

175 Beverage Hill Ave.
Pawtucket RI, 02860

Job Description

The Long Term Substitute will accept the philosophy of The Children’s Workshop Foundation and will work as part of the teaching team to encourage a positive learning environment for all children within the center.

While in the classroom, s/he works under the direct supervision of an associate or lead teacher to assist in carrying out curriculum, guiding children’s behavior, and ensuring safety of the children.

We are looking for a term of about 4 months in duration, late June through late October of 2019.

The substitute will be in the Preschool classroom. There is opportunity to stay on board when the assignment is over!

Job Qualifications

  • College coursework in early childhood education or a related
  • field preferred
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Hold a High School Diploma/ GED
  • One year of supervised experience preferred

How to Apply

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1503/The-Childrens-Workshop-Inc

Bambini Academy Inc: Toddler Co-Teacher

Program Address

717 Atwood Avenue
Cranston RI

Job Description

We are looking for a caring, dedicated co-teacher to work in our toddler room.

We are searching for a teacher who can provide a nurturing and inviting classroom to these "older toddlers' and provide an age appropriate curriculum that is aligned with the RIELDS and Developmental goals such as potty training.

A background in early childhood education and/or experience working with toddlers is preferred.


 

Job Qualifications

Students who are pursuing their degree are welcome.

This is a full-time position. The hours are 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. with one hour break. One week vacation is earned after 1st year of employment.

No benefits offered at this time. This classroom is a one year contract. If interested, please email me.

Thank you

How to Apply

vanessa.parente@yahoo.com

The Children's Worskshop: Head Start Teacher

Program Address

45 Industrial Rd. Suite 100
Cumberland RI, 02864

Job Description

At The Children's Workshop our programs are warm, nurturing and bring out the best in children.

The hallmarks of our programs, which range from infant to before and after school care, are creativity, flexibility and of course, FUN! We live by our motto - "Where Learning is Child's Play" .

Explore our website to learn more about what makes The Children's Workshop a great place to work! In our staff we value creativity, a positive attitude, and motivation to create safe, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for children.

If you are passionate in the field of early childhood and want to make a difference in the early years of a child's life, The Children's Workshop is the place to be!

Job Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skills required.

Education/Experience:

 

  • Preschool CDA required
  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Applicable state certification
  • Rhode Island: Must be 18 years or older, hold a High School Diploma/ GED,
  • and participates in an on going early staff development program
  • One year of supervised experience preferred


 

How to Apply

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1503/The-Childrens-Workshop-Inc

The Children's Worskshop: Early Head Start Teacher

Program Address

45 Industrial Rd.Suite 100
Cumberland RI, 02864

Job Description

At The Children's Workshop our programs are warm, nurturing and bring out the best in children.

The hallmarks of our programs, which range from infant to before and after school care, are creativity, flexibility and of course, FUN! We live by our motto - "Where Learning is Child's Play" .

Explore our website to learn more about what makes The Children's Workshop a great place to work! In our staff we value creativity, a positive attitude, and motivation to create safe, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for children.

If you are passionate in the field of early childhood and want to make a difference in the early years of a child's life, The Children's Workshop is the place to be!

Job Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skills required.

Education/Experience:

  • Preschool CDA required
  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Applicable state certification
  • Rhode Island: Must be 18 years or older, hold a High School Diploma/ GED,
  • and participates in an on going early staff development program
  • One year of supervised experience preferred

How to Apply

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1503/The-Childrens-Workshop-Inc

Trailside Day Care: Teacher 2-3 year olds

Program Address

120 Wampanoag Trl

Job Description

Team Teaching Position:

Must be able to follow a Curriculum Plan and Redirect Difficult Behaviors cooperatively team teacher daily.

Positive and cooperative interactions with staff and families is a must.
 

Job Qualifications

Must hold an Associate Degree in Early Childhood as well as a RIELDS Foundations Certificate.

Other Information

Our facility is licensed for 42 children. We have 3 classrooms:

  • 18 mo-2 years
  • 2+-3 years
  • 3-5 years

How to Apply

4014383340 Ask For Suzanne or Chris.

Love 4 All Learning Center: LEAD Toddler Teacher

Program Address

795 Eddy Street,
Providence, R.I.02905

Job Description

Love 4 All Learning Center is searching for a patient and enthusiastic LEAD teacher for our Toddler classroom (ages 18 mo-3 years old). Come be a part of our amazing teaching team!

You will be responsible for curriculum planning, room organization, maintaining learning environment/materials, portfolio assessment and formal assessment 2x year, daily care, light housekeeping, potty training, following DCYF and Brightstars criteria and fulfill 20 hrs./yr in Professional development training for DCYF.

Serious and reliable candidates with above credentials ONLY APPLY.

Job Qualifications

Child Development Associate (CDA) or Associates in ECE or Bachelors in ECE or closely related field.

Foundations RIELDS certificate a must -(Classsroom RIELDS a plus) and must have 1 year experience in planning toddler curriculum using the Rhode Island Early Childhood Development Standards.

Other Information

Full-time M-F 8-5

 

How to Apply

Contact Danielle

love4alleddy@yahoo.com

Other Information: 1-401-467-3999

RIAEYC- Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children: BrightStars Navigator

Program Address

535 Centerville Rd
Warwick RI 02886

Job Description

The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children is recruiting a full-time BrightStars Navigator. This position will support early care and school-age programs in their relationship with BrightStars QRIS, including program compliance and quality improvement planning and implementation.

Work includes educating programs on BrightStars participation and rating requirements and providing referral to resources. This position also conducts outreach and education to engage programs in BrightStars. Applicants should be prepared to train to reliability on one or more of the Environmental Rating Scales.

Applicants for this position should be highly-motivated and have a commitment to personal excellence.


Responsibilities:

  •  Complete assessment feedback visits to programs. Communicate information regarding assessment and rating contained in assessment reports. Answer program questions and address concerns.
  •  Support programs in developing quality improvement plans according to BrightStars requirements, using program assessment as a guide. Ensure program compliance with requirements for timeliness of plan submission.
  •  Offer and provide resource referral support to programs, review program progress, and provide guidance on meeting BrightStars standards.
  •  Work with programs to maintain/increase star rating through assistance at site visits and phone/email contacts.
  •  Assist in recruitment for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood RI Initiative
  •  Represent RIAEYC/BrightStars at community presentations, meetings, etc.
  •  Train to reliability on one or more of the Environmental Rating Scale tools and perform assessments in the field and complete written reports.
  •  Facilitate and deliver professional development on topics including the BrightStars assessment process and the Environment Rating Scales.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education, Skills, and Experience:

  •  B.A. in early childhood education, education, or related field and experience in early childhood programs
  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Experience in adult education or learning styles.
  •  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:

  •  Master’s degree in early childhood education, education or related field.
  •  Extensive education experience in quality child care program(s).
  •  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.

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 careers@riaeyc.org

Connecting for Children and Families-Hope St Early Learning Center: Toddler Teacher Assistant

Program Address

46 Hope St
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Job Description

Responsible To:  Education Coordinator and Director.


Duties:


Support classroom teachers in adapting and implementing the approved curriculum by creating and organizing supplemental materials

Model appropriate interaction with children

Assist in the documentation of classroom activities

Assist teaching staff with developmentally appropriate activities and promote an environment that enhances the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of children.

Take responsibility for Parent Engagement activities as assigned

Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities as appropriate when asked

Assist with the maintenance and care of the classroom environment.

Report to Lead Teacher/Education Coordinator any problems or incidents that may occur while on site

Prepare forms and records as directed.

Maintain confidentiality of classroom children, staff and program in a professional manner. Other duties as assigned by classroom Teaching Staff and/or Education Coordinator.
 

Job Qualifications

CDA credential, Associates degree in ECE OR successful completion of a RIDE approved Teacher Assistant Training Program, OR a minimum of 12 credit hours of college coursework relevant to the early childhood education program setting.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to tbourgeois@ccfcenter.org

Kids Junction: Pre-School/Pre-K Teachers

Program Address

406 Maple Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806

Job Description

Seeking responsible/reliable Pre-School and Pre-K teachers to work in our high quality, 4 Star BrightStars Program! Applicants must be able to plan developmentally appropriate curriculum for children ages 3 to 5 years and be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 AM to 6 PM (hours vary).

They must also attend Staff meetings and trainings, and be a Team Player. Year round position.

Job Qualifications

Candidates must have or be working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education or a similar field; Be familiar with and be willing to take the training on the RI Early Learning and Development Standards; Two (2) years experience working in a center setting a plus.

Other Information

Benefits such as Health/Dental/Vision/Paid Holidays/Paid Personal Time and a 401 K Plan are available to full time employees.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are asked to call Denise at (401) 245-3928 to set up an interview.

 

Kids Junction: Water Safety Instructor

Program Address

406 Maple Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806

Job Description

Instruct children ages 3 to 12 years old at our on-site 4 1/2 foot heated salt water pool for our Summer Camp Program. Our Camp Program begins at the end of June and runs through the end of August. We would like to have the applicant start before Camp begins, if possible.

Job Qualifications

Must be willing to plan age-appropriate lesson plans/games for swim instruction. Childcare duties involved. Must be a reliable, dependable, team player. Part time and possible full time hours available.
(Hours vary between 7 AM - 6 PM Monday through Friday.) Applicants must be willing to have background and fingerprinting checked per our RI Department of Children, Youth and Families license.

How to Apply

(Serious, interested applicants are asked to call Denise at (401) 245-3928 to set up an interview.

Kids Junction: Camp Counselors

Program Address

406 Maple Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806

Job Description

Seeking reliable, dependable staff for our high quality Summer Camp Program! Childcare duties involved. Part-time but may lead to full time, year round status. Hours vary between 7 AM - 6 PM Monday through Friday. Call Denise at (401) 245-3928 to set up interview.

Job Qualifications

At least 2 years experience working with children ages 3 to 12 years old, preferably in a child care setting. Must be able to plan age appropriate activities.

How to Apply

Call (401) 245-3928

Way to Grow Early Learning Center-: Toddler / Early Preschool Lead Teacher

Program Address

1 Falco St.
North Providence, RI 02911

Job Description

Our Center operates under NAEYC criteria is & seeking a candidate who is very enthusiastic about working with children ages 18 mos. - 3 years. Candidate must be warm, friendly, energetic, reliable, flexible in both work environment and scheduling. Position requires curriculum planning with RIELDS, classroom management & potty training. If you are that special individual searching for a little school that you can be comfortable in, join our family of early educators!

We offer:

  • Starting pay of $12-13.00 per hour depending on qualifications
  • Year round position, part time or full time.
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid Bonus days
  • Dental Benefits
  • Continued Training and Professional Development provided
  • 50% toward CPR/1st Aide certification
  • Sorry, no medical benefits available at this time

Job Qualifications

Only professionally experienced individuals apply. THANK YOU
Requirements:

  • Prefer a Minimum of a CDA with 9 college credits or no CDA with 12 credits in EC or an Associates Degree in EC
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience working with children ages 2 & 3yrs. in a professional setting
  • Willing and able to work with potty training children

How to Apply

Please send your inquiry & resume to: bevjes413@gmail.com
I will be happy to contact you for a possible interview.

Way to Grow Early Learning Center: Teacher / Child Care Assistant

Program Address

1 Falco St.
North Providence, RI 02911

Job Description

Teacher / Child Care Assistant wanted for cozy Preschool located in North Providence. Enthusiastic individual to work directly with children, possibly create, implement & oversee fun, creative Hands-On activities using RIEDLS standards are part of the duties of this wonderful position. RIC & CCRI Early or Elem Ed Students are encouraged to apply. Part & full time hours available. Great team-oriented staff.

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Holidays paid for full time position
  • Vacation Days paid for full time position
  • Position is year round, Some flexibility for summer days off
  • Continued Training and Professional Development provided
  • 50% paid toward CPR/1st Aide certification
  • Sorry, no medical benefits available at this time
  • 6 Paid bonus days available per year
  • Dental Benefits available

Job Qualifications

  • Experience in a professional EC setting is preferred but not a must.
  • Coursework in EC education is a plus !
  • Level I Foundation RIELDS Class completion or willingness to complete.
  • Excellent communication skills & flexibility is a must.
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs.

How to Apply

Currently Interviewing. Please email resume with cover letter to info@waytogrow.com

 

East Bay Community Action Program: Teacher Assistant Float, Head Start

Program Address

386 Willett Avenue
East Providence, RI

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a full time/full year Teacher Assistant Float to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in the Head Start program at 386 Willett Avenue in East Providence, 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.

Due to the critical nature of this position to provide services to the children, EBCAP is offering a two-step sign on bonus totaling $500 for external applicants.

The Teacher Assistant Float will work in partnership with the teachers, to provide daily classroom activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool children.

The teaching team is responsible for promoting the health, nutrition and education of the children and to attend to their safety and welfare.

Under direction of the Lead Teacher, the Teacher Assistant 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 Supports (PBIS) approach and the Creative Curriculum to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience.

Job Qualifications

The Teacher Assistant Float must have excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with parents, children, and staff.

The Teacher Assistant will assist the Lead Teacher to provide a supportive social-emotional classroom climate, assist in classroom activities and transitions to ensure that children are under appropriate supervision and guidance always.

The individual must have one of the following:

  1.  RI Department of Education Certificate of Completion of Teacher Assistant Training, OR
  2.  HS diploma/GED with 6 college credit hours in ECE coursework and one-year supervised experience in ECE classroom; OR
  3.  Child Development Associate (CDA); OR
  4.  Bachelors or Associates in ECE or a related field.

Other Information

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

How to Apply

Please utilize the following link to apply for this position: https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/e965ad7b-d32f-60d1-f1ab-a9295ad61f39/apply