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

CHILD, Inc.: Full Time & Part Time Classroom Staff

Program Address

160 Draper Avenue

Job Description

CHILD, Inc. is seeking full and part-time classroom staff for our Head Start and Early Head Start program.

Paraprofessionals work under the direction of a Lead Teacher - following the requirements of DCYF Child Care Center Regulations for Licensure, RIDE Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Program Standards for Approval, NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation Standards, and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Location: Multiple locations in Kent County Rhode Island
 

Job Qualifications

  •  Demonstrated experience working with children birth to Pre-K is highly desirable.
  •  Bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply.
  •  College students are strongly urges to apply.

Other Information

Starting Hourly Wage: $11.55-$17.36, dependent on education and experience, plus comprehensive fringe benefits.

How to Apply

Please send resume to aoconnell@childincri.org

Creative Child, Inc.: Pre- School/Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Program Address

613 Tiogue Ave
Coventry, RI

Job Description

Part time and full time Pre-School/ Pre-K positions in child Care, At Creative Child, Inc. in Coventry, RI
 

Job Qualifications

  • Three or more years experience in a child care facility/setting
  • Over age 18
  • Associates degree in ECE preferred
  • Well versed in using the ECERS tool for quality care
  • Clean CANTS and BCI


 

Other Information

Wages are competitive and varies based on experience and education.

 Sick time and vacation time accrued.



 

How to Apply

jlanoue1234@gmail.com

Child Care Plus Learning Center: Teacher Assistant

Program Address

963 Tiogue Ave,
Coventry RI

Job Description

Looking for a college student in the field of ECE who would like to gain experience and apply their studies in child development, while working in a preschool age classroom. We are looking for part-time help, five days a week from 2:00 to 5:30.

Job Qualifications

  • College classes in the field of Early Childhood Education. 
  • Experience with young children a must.

How to Apply

send resume to: childcarepluscenter@gmail.com or call 4018210550.

Creative Child Inc: Preschool teacher

Program Address

613 Tiogue Ave
Coventry R.I.

Job Description

We are seeking a Preschool teacher that holds either an associates degree or bachelors degree in Early Childhood.

Job Qualifications

Associates degree or Bachelors degree.

Other Information

The person of hire must be punctual, flexible with hours and enthusiastic. Looking for someone to be part of a team.

How to Apply

Please email  joyce.ccone@verizon.net
 

Meeting Street Early Learning Center: Teacher Assistant Part Time

Program Address

1000 Eddy Street Providence, RI

Job Description

Meeting Street's Early Learning Center stands out among childcare providers for all of the right reasons. Ranked among the highest in the state, we are licensed by the state of Rhode Island and accredited by Bright Stars and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

We currently have nearly 90 children enrolled between the ages of six weeks and five years old, offering separate classrooms for Infants, Toddlers, "Waddlers", Preschool and Pre-K.

Although 85% of our students do not have special needs, every classroom is inclusive and designed so that all children can participate and benefit from additional services. We provide individualized learning, adapting each lesson plan to suit the needs of each of our learners.

Our approach plants the seeds of both learning and compassion in those critical early years.

About this Role:

This is a part-time position working 20-25 hours weekly with flexible schedule options.

Our Teacher Assistants provide necessary care to our youngest learners, interacting directly with them to provide emotional and social support as well as encourage cognitive growth. They partner with our Teachers in creating a fun, educational, clean and safe environment.

Key Skills:

Knowledge of age-appropriate child development Experience performing or knowledge of early learning curriculum Parent interactions

Job Qualifications

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent 12+ College credits in Early Childhood Education classes from an accredited university required, Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred 2+ years experience caring for children under age 5 is preferred.

How to Apply

Please complete an application at:

https://meetingstreet.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/d61ac5fc-6b2c-f5ed-6d4a-e1a96f5b37f1/apply?source=925812-CS-33339

Genesis Center: Early Learning Center Administrative Assistant

Program Address

620 Potters Avenue

Job Description

Genesis Center is looking for a English/Spanish bilingual, responsible, organized, friendly and administrative assistant with a love or working with children to work in our child development and learning center.

This is a full-time, year-round position with a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement savings plan, paid time off and holidays.

Under the supervision of the Child Care Administrator, the Child Care Administrative Assistant is responsible for the general duties that support day-to-day activities of the Child Care Center, including greeting visitors, answering phones, assisting parents with enrollment applications, maintaining paper and electronic files.

Performing clerical duties, and offering general administrative support to the child care director and staff including classroom coverage, as needed.

Job Qualifications

(includes professional & legal standards, knowledge, skills and demonstrated abilities required)

  •  Bilingual English-Spanish; ability to speak other languages a plus.
  •  High School Diploma or GED required
  •  Proficiency with office technology (Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel etc), including copy and fax machines
  •  Experience working with diverse populations.
  •  Sensitivity and commitment to the Genesis Center mission; understanding and appreciation of special problems and stressors of refugee and immigrant families; and respect for cultural differences.
  •  Ability to work independently and in a team and to be flexible and accept change.
  •  Ability to prioritize, organize & control work flow and manage data for timely and accurate completion of projects.
  •  Physical, Immunizations, Fingerprinting, CANTS check and BCI required


Work Environment / Physical:


Reading, calculating, and using office equipment Ability to see, hear and lift up to 40 lbs. required.

Hours & Attendance Requirements:

 

  •  FT M-F as assigned; may need to work some evenings or weekends.
  •  20 hours of approved professional development.

Other Information

Genesis Center is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to cgreen@gmail.com

 

Children's Friend: Teacher Assistant - Early Childhood

Program Address

Multiple Locations in Greater Providence

Job Description

Working in our high quality classrooms where you’ll be an important part of the children’s early educational experience.

In collaboration with the Teacher, you’ll help implement a curriculum based on best practice standards to ensure that the classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards, and high quality standards of Children’s Friend.

Our ideal candidates will enjoy working with children, be a team player, patient, diligent and have a positive, professional approach in their interactions with staff, families and the children.

Job Qualifications

  • Child Development Associate credential (CDA) OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field OR
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field OR
  • High School degree/GED holding a RI Early Learning and Development Standard certificate relevant to this position OR
  • High School degree/GED and an individual professional development plan for achieving this requirement within 12 months from date of employment. (Children's Friend will work with you to achieve this plan)


 

Other Information

Contact Maria Consuegra, Talent Acquisition Specialist for any questions or the status of your application at mconsuegra@cfsri.org

How to Apply

Please immediate consideration visit our website at https://cfsri.org/careers 

Children's Friend: Early Childhood Teacher

Program Address

Multiple Locations in Greater Providence

Job Description

 As a Lead Teacher, you’ll have a classroom, a Teaching Assistant and a Child Development Supervisor who will support your programming needs. You’ll work with the Supervisor to implement curriculum based on best practice standards while ensuring that your classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards as well as other standards as appropriate. You’ll coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with all staff and consultants providing services regarding the individual needs of each child. This will help you make connections for integration of services for families in the classroom, home, center and community.

Full-time and flexible schedules are available.

Our ideal candidates believe in the power of community, possess a positive, professional work presence, have great organizational skills, and are committed to education.

 

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or Master degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development OR
  • Holds a current RI certificate in Early Childhood Education OR
  • Bachelor or Master degree in related field and plan to complete twenty-four semester hours of course work to include work in each of the following areas: Child Growth and Development, Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education, Reading Readiness and Developmental Reading, Health and Nutrition for the Young Child; Child, Family, and Community Relationships; and Identification of and Service to Special Needs Children.
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • A teaching certificate is preferred, but not necessary.

Other Information

Contact Maria Consuegra, Talent Acquisition Specialist for any questions or the status of your application at mconsuegra@cfsri.org

How to Apply

For immediate consideration please visit our website at https://www.cfsri.org/careers

YMCA of Greater Providence: Teacher Assistant

Program Address

Mt. Hope Child Care Center
Hope Street, Providence

Job Description

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.

Other Information

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

How to Apply

https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/6141655.careers?ApplyToJob=201620744

DCYF: Child Care Licensing Supervisor

Program Address

101 Friendship Street
Providence, RI 02903

Job Description

DCYF is seeking an individual fort the day to day supervision of monitoring, licensing and enforcement of regulations on licensed child care programs, as part of the statewide Child Care Licensing Unit. Applicant must be solutions oriented individual who is able to work in a high paced environment, have the ability to collaborate with a diverse population and a variety of organizations, track and apply data to daily functions, and have a thorough knowledge of early childhood education.

Job Qualifications

Education: Masters degree in Public Administration, Early Childhood Education or related field is required.

Experience: Five years experience in Public Administration, Early Childhood Education, or related field is required.

How to Apply

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=b55f80729565b060

CHILD, Inc.: Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant and Associate Teachers

Program Address

160 Draper Avenue

Job Description

Responsibilities:


Demonstrates professional conduct, dependable attendance and punctuality; maintains appropriate confidentiality in all matters; and adheres to agency policies, procedures and Head Start Performance Standards.

CHILD, Inc. is looking for Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers and Lead Teachers that are interested in the implementation of education program according to CHILD, Inc. philosophy by: Welcoming families and volunteers, directing them toward meaningful work. 

Assuring the safety and supervision of each child, providing individual attention as needed. Providing a happy learning environment; keeping equipment, materials and space in good order.


Guiding children’s behavior using strategies that are developmentally appropriate and consistent with the teaching team and classroom routines. Taking part in all classroom meals and snacks with the children. Takes active role in implementation of curriculum and assessment activities. 

Assumes responsibilities of lead teacher in his/her absence, when necessary, for a limited periods of time.

Encourages family engagement in home, classroom, center, and agency activities. Makes appropriate visits to each child’s home to strengthen link between home and school; and support the implementation of home curriculum determined appropriate by the teacher.

Demonstrates understanding of and compliance with RI state and agency Child Abuse and Neglect reporting procedures.

Takes part in professional development opportunities, outside the agency, as determined necessary by his/her Individual Professional Development Plan, related to Workforce Competencies.

Other Information

Starting wage dependent on education and experience , Part and Full year.
 

How to Apply

Please send resume to aoconnell@childincri.org

Bambini Academy Inc: Toddler Co-Teacher

Program Address

717 Atwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

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. 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. Thisclassroom is a one year contract. If interested, please email your resume.

Other Information

Compensation based on experience.

 

How to Apply

Email resume to: Vanessa.parente@yahoo.com

Imagination Station: Lead Preschool Teacher

Program Address

6 Borden Avenue,
Johnston, RI.

Job Description

 We are currently seeking individuals to join our team to work as the lead preschool teacher. Applicant should be nurturing, friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic. Experience working with children required.

The lead preschool teacher will be responsible for the following:

  •  creating a safe, healthy, structured, educational environment for 18 three and four year olds,
  •  creating lesson plans based on the RIELDS,
  •  completing child portfolios and assessments
  •  communicating with parents,
  •  collaborating and working with a teacher assistant,
  •  completing 20 hours of professional development each year Appropriate RIELDS training certificate of completion required. If RIELDS training not completed, applicant must be willing to complete necessary training. This is a full time (30-35 hour), year round position with paid holidays and sick time after 90 days of employment. Serious applicants only.


 

Job Qualifications

Applicant MUST hold an associate's degree or higher in a field related to early childhood education, child development, human services or recreation from an accredited institution of higher education OR have at least 12 credits in early childhood education or field related to early childhood education from an accredited institution of higher
education.
 

How to Apply

Please call 401-861-5401 or send resume to stationelc@gmail.com if interested in this position.

Stork's Nest Child Academy: Teacher Assistant- Infant Program

Program Address

3116 South County Trail East Greenwich

Job Description

We are currently seeking strong candidates to work in our infant classroom with children ranging from 6 weeks to 1 year. This position is full time Mondays thru Fridays 8:30-5:30. Benefits available after 6 mos. Experience in a childcare setting working with children this age or similar is preferred.

Job Qualifications

Must have high school diploma Experience in childcare setting.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to sherry9867@live.com

Love 4 All Learning Center- Eddy location: Lead Toddler Teacher

Program Address

795 Eddy Street, Prov.R.I. 02905

Job Description

We need someone who is patient and understanding and loves the enthusiasm that toddlers bring to class. Lead toddler teacher needed to care for ages 18-36 months. Hours would be from 7:45-4:45.

Job Qualifications

At least 1 year experience in child care setting and either a CDA/ RIELDS training, 9 credits in Early Childhood Education or willing to get a CDA . Rhode Island Early Learning Standards will be needed for planning curriculum.

How to Apply

Please contact Danielle (Ed. Coordinator) at love4alleddy@yahoo.com for an interview.

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

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

Program Address

790 Main Street
Warren, RI

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking two full time/full year Teacher Assistant Floats to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in the Head Start program at 790 Main Street in Warren, 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 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 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.

The Rhode Island quality rating and improvement system, Bright Stars defines related degree 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 have 9 credit hours of coursework in 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.

Job Qualifications

The Teacher Assistant 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/b46db772-9b4c-c3cd-2909-5c9ffe28fab6/apply

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

Program Address

8 John H. Chafee Boulevard
Newport, RI

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking two full time/full year Teacher Assistant Floats to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in the Head Start program at 8 John H. Chafee Boulevard in Newport, 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.

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

The Rhode Island quality rating and improvement system, Bright Stars defines related degree 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 have 9 credit hours of coursework in ECE related courses that include but are not limited to child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching.

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.

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/61bb9886-edc5-1053-3410-819cf5f7350a/apply

East Bay Community Action Program: Teacher Associates/Early Head Start

Program Address

610 Wampanoag Trail
Riverside, RI 02915

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking three full time/full year Teachers to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for infants/toddlers in our Early Head Start program at 8 John Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI.

Looking for a rewarding career and to make a difference in an infant/toddler’s life, then you have found the right path with a rewarding career in Early 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 Early Head Start (EHS) Teachers assist the Lead Teachers in carrying out developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers.

The Teachers role is to promote the health, nutrition and education of the children, attend to their safety and welfare, and observe and record behaviors of children and identify each child’s strengths and areas to grow.

The Teacher Associates 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 Early 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 successful candidates must have excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with parents, children, staff, community representatives and volunteers and have one of the following:

1. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED certificate with a minimum of 9 credit hours in Early Childhood Education (ECE) coursework and a supervised teaching experience in a ECE setting and must be enrolled in a Child Development Associate (CDA) program to be completed within one year of hire OR;

2. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in Early Childhood and a supervised teacher experience in ECE setting OR;

3. Bachelors or Associates in Early Childhood Education or a related field and a supervised teaching experience in an ECE setting.

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/00e928a2-357e-5df5-3f2e-3432ff540b7a/apply?source=715380-CS-30162

East Bay Community Action Program: On Call Substitutes, Early Head Start/Head Start

Program Address

610 Wampanoag Trail
Riverside, RI 02915

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking positive and energetic On-Call Substitutes to work in an Early Childhood Education program for children ages birth to 5.

These positions provide coverage in Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms, kitchens, and reception desks for our locations in East Providence, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton, and/or Warren sites.

EBCAP provides support for educational goals and On-Call Substitutes have access to a Child Development Credential (CDA) advisor and other trainings at no cost to the individual.

On-Call Substitutes support teaching teams to provide daily classroom activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool children.


Under direction of the Lead Teacher, the On-Call Substitute 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.


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

Job Qualifications

To meet the educational requirements of this position, the On-Call Substitute must have minimum of a High School diploma or GED certificate with experience in an Early Childhood Education (ECE) setting preferred, OR certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) OR other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

Please utilize the following link to apply for this position: https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/3617be33-a114-0e90-b1b5-1f8a220fd91c/apply?source=715410-CS-30162