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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

Saint Elizabeth Manor: Infant Teacher

Program Address

1 Dawn Hill Rd
Bristol RI 02809

Job Description

Saint Elizabeth Manor Early Learning Center is looking for a part-time infant classroom teacher to join our “school” family. 

The right candidate will be fun, energetic, loving, and nurturing, have excellent communication skills and be patient.

Job Qualifications

  •  Candidate must have an associate’s degree or higher in ECE.
  •  Experience working with this age group.
  •  Knowledge of DCYF regulations, NAEYC, Teaching Strategies Gold,Brightstars and ITERS a plus.
  •  RIELDS certification or willing to obtain certification.
  •  First Aid/CPR training or willing to obtain.


Responsibilities:

  •  The creation and implementation of classroom level curriculum.
  •  Creating a nurturing environment.
  •  Establishing a trusting relationship with families, children and other staffs.
  •  Documentation of milestones and complete assessments.


 

How to Apply

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/136248

Amazing Kids Academy: Toddler Teacher Assistant

Program Address

2 Morgan Mill Road
Johnston RI 02919

Job Description

Toddler Teacher Assistant The fascinating curious world of toddlers is looking for that teacher that enjoys this stage of development with immerse language, experimentation into new "Hands On" experiences, the energetic movement and the inquisitiveness of the world around them.


We are looking for someone who is compatible, supportive and can work cooperatively as a team player to deliver a well-rounded educational program meeting all the requirements within the RIDE, DCYF and Bright Stars guidelines.


You must have completed RIELDS Foundation Course and can support and implement a curriculum based on those standards. You must be able to assist the lead teacher with a classroom of 12 children and provide all the developmental needs including individualizing for each child.


This position is looking for someone interested in a long-term commitment which is vital in developing a bond and trust relationships with toddlers.

Job Qualifications

Associate in Early Childhood Preferred but will consider (12 credits) or more in early childhood from an accredited institution.


2+ years’ experience in Toddler Program Must complete 20 hours of Approved Professional Development yearly.


CPR/First Aid Certified or willing to do so with first 30 days.

Other Information

Job Types: Full-time with benefits or Part-time.
 

How to Apply

If you are interested and fulfill the requirements listed above please forward a letter of intent and resume for consideration. We look forward to meeting you. amazingkidsacademy@yahoo.com



 

Way to Grow Early Learning Center: Ed Coordinator / Lead PK Teacher

Program Address

1 Falco St. North Providence, RI 02911

Job Description

Head Teacher/Lead PK Teacher wanted for cozy Preschool located in North Providence. Enthusiastic individual to work directly with children, implement & oversee a creative Hands-On Curriculum using RIEDLS standards. Administrative duties & Mentoring RIC Early Ed Students are part
of the duties of this wonderful position. 30 to 40 hours per week. Great team-oriented staff. Position starts inmediately 

Job Qualifications

  • RI Certification in ECE (or close to receiving certification)
  • Level III RIELDS (or willing to take this free training)
  • Excellent communication & Team building skills a must
  • 2 years minimum experience as Head Teacher preferred but willing to train.
  • Flexibility
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs.

Other Information

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Position is year round, Some flexibility for summer days off.
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacations
  • 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

How to Apply

Please email resume with cover letter to Bev Jesuino at waytogrowri@gmail.com 
 

Me & My Friends Child Care and Learning Center: Education Coordinator

Program Address

45 Nooseneck Hill Road ~ Unit 17
West Greenwich, RI 02817

Job Description

Must be patient, hard working, creative and want to make a difference in a child's life! Supervise the overall operation of the classrooms within the center; ensure implementation of the educational program for children in each classroom and ensure center compliance with all applicable licensing criteria. Assist in day to day center operations.

Job Qualifications

  1.  The individual holds a current RI Department of Education teacher certification for grades pre-kindergarten to second grade and has three months supervised teaching experience in a licensed/approved early childhood program (student teaching may fulfill this requirement).
  2.  The individual holds a current RI Department of Education teacher certification for early childhood special education, which includes early childhood certification, and has three months supervised teaching experience in a licensed/approved early childhood program (student teaching may fulfill this requirement).
  3.  The individual holds a bachelor's degree or higher in early childhood education, and has three months supervised teaching experience in a licensed/approved early childhood program (student teaching may fulfill this requirement).
  4.  The individual holds a bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to early childhood education such as child development, elementary education or special education, and 24 credits in early childhood education from an accredited institution of higher education, and has three months supervised teaching experience in a licensed/approved early childhood program (student teaching may fulfill this requirement).
  5.  The individual holds a bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to early childhood education such as child development, elementary education or special education, and 12 credits in early childhood education from an accredited or approved institution of higher education, and has one
  6. year of supervised teaching experience in a licensed/approved early childhood program (student teaching may fulfill this requirement).
  7.  The individual holds a bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to early childhood education such as child development, elementary education or special education, and RIELDS Certification: Implementing a Standards-Based Program, and has one year of supervised teaching experiencein a licensed/approved early childhood program (student teaching may fulfill this requirement).

Other Information


 

How to Apply

Please contact Patty at meandmyfriendsri@gmail.com

Joyful Hearts Childcare: Lead Pre-K teacher

Program Address

91 Cottage Street
Pawtucket RI 02860

Job Description

We are looking for pre-K teacher to join our fun team.
 

Job Qualifications

Associates degree in early childhood and experience preferred.

How to Apply

Please email a resume or call the center at 401-725-5569. Ask for Miss Jenni or Miss Deb

New England Head Start Association: Executive Director-New England Head Start Association

Program Address

204 Warwick St

Job Description

The New England Head Start Association is looking for a dynamic leader to carry out its mission to unite and support New England Head Start programs as leaders in early education.

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer for the New England Head Start Association and is accountable to the Board of Directors for carrying out overall policy and program direction.

The Executive Director is expected to perform independently, with initiative and with minimal supervision. The priorities and objectives established by the Executive Director must be in accordance with the Association’s mission and priorities.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of regional and national initiatives effecting Head Start, children and families who are at-risk, and possess the passion and ability to advocate for their causes. Ability to conduct the strategic planning process, large scale conferences, and oversee staff/consultants is also critical.


The position involves a flexible schedule with mandatory travel locally and out of state—including some overnight. This is a remote position that requires the ability to work from home with applicable technology, including website, email, Quickbooks, event tracking software, and social media outlets.


Salary is dependent on education and experience $58,000-$62,000 annually 30 hours/average per week 52 weeks per year with accrued paid time off (PTO).

Job Qualifications

Essential Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, with knowledge of Head Start and/or Early Head Start programs and services. A demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of people with a team approach.

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with people of a variety of social and economic backgrounds.


Essential experience in developing and monitoring budgets, grant writing/fundraising, and organizing or managing professional development opportunities or events.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter with resume by July 12, 2019 to:


Karen M. Ennis, Board Chair
New England Head Start Association
c/o Triumph, Inc.
100 Hon Gordon Owen Riverway
Taunton, MA
 

The Children's Workshop: Toddler Lead Teacher

Program Address

410 Child Street
Warren, RI 02885

Job Description

The Lead Teacher will accept the philosophy of The Children’s Workshop and will work as part of the teaching team to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate program in accordance with all relevant company and state regulations, policies and procedures.

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:

  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education preferred
  • Rhode Island: RIELS or RIELDS certificate relevant to the position in accordance with BrightStars Standards
  • 3+ months of supervised experience with an ECE degree OR 3+ years of supervised experience without an ECE degree

How to Apply

You can apply directly on our website at www.childrensworkshop.com/careers

East Bay Community Action Program: Associate Teacher, Head Start

Program Address

740 West Main Road
Middletown, RI

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a full time/full year Associate Teacher to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in our Head Start program in Middletown, 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.

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.

Head Start Associate Teachers assist the Lead Teachers in carrying out developmentally appropriate activities for children.

The Associate 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 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 Supports (PBIS) approach and the Creative Curriculum to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience.

For Full Time Employees, 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, discounts to local businesses and services, such as Work Out World New England, YMCA/Newport, BJ’s Wholesale Club, cellular services, and so much more.

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

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 6 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

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/db7710d2-4b5d-e52d-9906-32b80ec39224/apply?source=1055961-CS-30162

East Bay Community Action Program: Associate Teacher, Head Start

Program Address

740 West Main Road
Middletown, RI

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a full time/full year Associate Teacher to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in our Head Start program in Middletown, 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.

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.

Head Start Associate Teachers assist the Lead Teachers in carrying out developmentally appropriate activities for children.

The Associate 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 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 Supports (PBIS) approach and the Creative Curriculum to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience.

For Full Time Employees, 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, discounts to local businesses and services, such as Work Out World New England, YMCA/Newport, BJ’s Wholesale Club, cellular services, and so much more.


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

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 6 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

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/db7710d2-4b5d-e52d-9906-32b80ec39224/apply?source=1055961-CS-30162

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

Program Address

8 John H Chafee Blvd
Newport, RI

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking individuals for a paid on-the-job training as a Teacher Assistant/Float in our Head Start preschool classrooms in Newport.

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.

This position requires that job candidates are willing to participate in training and college coursework to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within one year of hire.

EBCAP will provide or recommend professional development training, a CDA consultant at no cost to the employee. College course tuition reimbursement is provided, up to $2,100 per year.

College coursework and some professional development training must be completed after work hours.

This is a full time (40 hour/week) position. 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, discounts to local businesses and services, such as Work Out World New England, YMCA/Newport, BJ’s Wholesale Club, cellular services, and so much more.

Under direction and supervision of a Lead Teacher, the teacher assistant/float will work with a classroom team of professionals to provide a supportive classroom environment, assist in classroom activities and ensure that children are always supervised.

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

Job Qualifications

Job candidate must have a high school diploma or a GED and RI Department of Education Certificate of Completion of Teacher Assistant Training or 6 college credit hours in Early Childhood Education coursework.

Other candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.

The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of child development, a desire to teach and nurture young children, and a desire to learn and develop new skills as an early education teacher.

Other Information

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

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/06f31092-e504-68f1-5f09-7442fa706c40/apply?source=978682-CS-30162

East Bay Community Action Program: Teacher Assistant Float, Pre-K RIDE

Program Address

8 John H Chafee Blvd
Newport, RI

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking individuals for a paid on-the-job training as a Teacher Assistant/Float in our Pre-K RIDE classroom in Newport.

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.

This position requires that job candidates are willing to participate in training and college coursework to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within one year of hire.

EBCAP will provide or recommend professional development training, a CDA consultant at no cost to the employee. College course tuition reimbursement is provided, up to $2,100 per year.

College coursework and some professional development training must be completed after work hours.

This is a full time (40 hour/week) position. 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, discounts to local businesses and services, such as Work Out World New England, YMCA/Newport, BJ’s Wholesale Club, cellular services, and so much more.

Under direction and supervision of a Lead Teacher, the teacher assistant/float will work with a classroom team of professionals to provide a supportive classroom environment, assist in classroom activities and ensure that children are always supervised.

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

Job Qualifications

Job candidate must have a high school diploma or a GED and RI Department of Education Certificate of Completion of Teacher Assistant Training or 6 college credit hours in Early Childhood Education coursework.

Other candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.

The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of child development, a desire to teach and nurture young children, and a desire to learn and develop new skills as an early education teacher.

Other Information

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

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/0ed105b8-df1f-198a-c961-75a20bb0acce/apply?source=1046858-CS-30162

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

Program Address

8 John H Chafee Blvd
Newport, RI

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking individuals for a paid on-the-job training as a Teacher Assistant/Float in our Early Head Start infant and toddler classrooms in Newport.

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.

This position requires that job candidates are willing to participate in training and college coursework to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within one year of hire.

EBCAP will provide or recommend professional development training, a CDA consultant at no cost to the employee.

College course tuition reimbursement is provided, up to $2,100 per year. College coursework and some professional development training must be completed after work hours.

This is a full time (40 hour/week) position. 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.

Discounts to local businesses and services, such as Work Out World New England, YMCA/Newport, BJ’s Wholesale Club, cellular services, and so much more.

Under direction and supervision of a Lead Teacher, the teacher assistant/float will work with a classroom team of professionals to provide a supportive classroom environment, assist in classroom activities and ensure that children are always supervised.

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

Job Qualifications

Job candidate must have a high school diploma or a GED and RI Department of Education Certificate of Completion of Teacher Assistant Training or  6 college credit hours in Early Childhood Education coursework.

Other candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.

The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of child development, a desire to teach and nurture young children, and a desire to learn and develop new skills as an early education teacher.

Other Information

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

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/5e2c4baa-1093-5e76-ba60-c8dfe1923b02/apply?source=959927-CS-30162

East Bay Community Action Program: Teachers, Early Head Start

Program Address

8 John H Chafee Blvd
Newport, RI

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking three (3) 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 Teacher's 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 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.

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.

Discounts to local businesses and services, such as Work Out World New England, YMCA/Newport, BJ’s Wholesale Club, cellular services, and so much more.

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

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:

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; Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in Early Childhood and a supervised teacher experience in ECE setting OR; Bachelors or Associates 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 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. Teacher candidates who hold a related degree will be required to provide a detailed college transcript to validate appropriate ECE related classes 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.
 

Other Information

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

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/9bb5c88f-ee79-0cd4-d71b-2fe4a3576da0/apply?source=979617-CS-30162

East Bay Community Action Program: On Call Substitute Teachers, Head Start and Early Head Start

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.

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

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

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/537bf56a-f99d-9933-bce3-3e4d67de380e/apply?source=979661-CS-30162

Brown Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center: Executive Director

Program Address

150 Hope St,
Providence, RI 02906

Job Description

Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center seeks an Executive Director to lead our organization, which has provided a high quality full-day preschool program for over 40 years to families that live, work, or study in our community.

Formed by Brown University and the Fox Point Neighborhood Association as a child care cooperative, we incorporated as an independent non-profit agency in 1979.

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the Center has two three-year-old classrooms and two four-year-old classrooms that serve families who represent the racial, ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic, and familial diversity of our community.

The Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1996 and has a five-star BrightStars quality rating.


With an annual budget of 1.1 million and maximum enrollment of 76 students, the Executive Director oversees a staff of 18 employees who are responsible for upholding the core values of the organization and ensuring that children are respected, engaged and guided to think, reason, question, and learn.



We describe the work of Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center in this way:

 

  •  We engage with preschoolers as they learn and grow.
  •  We engage with parents and guardians as they confront the joys and challenges of their children’s development.
  •  We engage with teachers and administrators as we create the relationships and organization that foster that development.
  •  We engage with organizations and structures within our early childhood profession as they transform the field.


This engagement is grounded in our ongoing growth, learning and reflection on diversity and inclusion.

Position Summary:


The Executive Director is accountable for the overall leadership, direction and management of the organization’s resources to accomplish the goals and mission of Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center.

Reporting to the Governing Board, this position leads a team of teachers and administrators, using research, best practices, and trustworthy interactions to promote a child- and family-centered quality program.

The Executive Director exemplifies the values of Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center and nurtures our organizational culture by creating a learning community of children and adults that promotes optimal child development and healthy families.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  •  Guides the growth of the organization and culture by continually evolving and learning.
  •  Maintains and models professionalism and emotional maturity by promoting the program’s goals and objectives and fostering respectful relationships.
  •  Supervises a faculty in its implementation of a high quality, best practice, evidence-based program grounded in sound assessment, thoughtful curriculum, anti-bias mindset and responsive professional development.
  •  Oversees all aspects of the center’s parent outreach, including day-to-day communication, enrollment and transition, conflict resolution, and content-specific parent supports.
  •  Proactively builds external partnerships and actively develops and maintains positive community relations.
  •  Develops collaborative relationships with the Board of Directors, provides proactive communications, supports committees and meetings and manages strategic planning.
  •  Recruits, hires, develops, supports, mentors and motivates staff.
  •  Creates systems and policies to ensure effective programs and fiscal management.
  •  Ensures financial stability of the organization including meeting annual enrollment goals.
  •  Insures compliance with local, state and national regulations, including the Department of Children, Youth and Families licensing, the Bright Stars quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), and NAEYC accreditation.


 

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience:


The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field; a Master’s Degree plus experience in early childhood education is preferred.

The successful candidate will be required to meet the administrative criteria for both a five-star BrightStars QRIS rating and NAEYC accreditation within the first year of employment.

At least three years of experience as an education administrator or similar senior level position with staff supervisory experience is required.

Experience in financial management, community relations, program delivery, empowering leadership skills, organization development and strategic planning is desired. Bilingual ability is a plus.


Key Qualities:


Our preferred candidate has knowledge and experience in early childhood education, applies a solid understanding of applicable regulations and standards, leads with energy that engages others in our mission, and embraces and encourages the multi-dimensional elements of learning, working, and living in a diverse environment.

Our ideal candidate:

  •  Has the ability to develop a positive, effective professional team with staff and Board.
  •  Uses a process-oriented management style that sets challenging goals, facilitates innovation, and measures outcomes for continuous program improvement.
  •  Demonstrates a consistent commitment to true collaboration and skilled communication in both internal and external relationships, engaging Board members, staff, donors, funders, partners and community stakeholders.
  •  Is a key influencer, role model and spokesperson representing the organization, its mission and core values.
  •  Approaches problem-solving with energy, creativity, and an open mind, willing to make strategic recommendations, take positive actions and calculated risks to improve the organization’s programming and community collaborations.
  •  Builds effective annual and short-term work plans and makes sound decisions that respect the input of internal and external partners.
  •  Cultivates and creates new long-term alliances and improves and diversifies funding sources.
  •  Has high standards of fairness and honesty and is candid and respectful of others.
  •  Respectfully and empathetically engages staff, children and parents from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating comfort in facilitating difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader who is truly committed to making a positive contribution to the community.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Relocation assistance is not provided for this position. We will be reviewing applications in early July.

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest in this position and salary history to:


Cynthia Butler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Butler & Associates Human Resources Consulting brownfped@gmail.com
For more information visithttp://http://brownfoxpoint.org
 

Glocester Childcare Center: Education Coordinator

Program Address

965 Putnam pike
Chepachet, RI 02814

Job Description

Looking for an education coordinator who would:

 

  •  Assist teachers in lesson plan development.
  •  Coordinate a schedule for lesson plan submission.
  •  Coordinate a schedule to review RIELDS assessments for all classrooms.
  •  Post professional development opportunities each month for staff.


 

Job Qualifications

Must hold a current early childhood teaching certificate from RIDE or have a bachelors degree in early education or a related field. 

A minimum of 30 hours a week is required.

How to Apply

Please email Missy.GCCC@gmail.com for more information.

The Learning Garden: Lead Pre-K Teacher/Assistant Program Director

Program Address

295 Warwick Neck Ave,
Warwick, RI 02889

Job Description

This position position will serve in a part-time capacity as a Pre-K Teacher in tandem with a full-time Co-Lead Teacher and Teacher Assistant in a classroom of 20 students and part-time in an administrative leadership role.

  • The Lead Teacher is responsible for curriculum development and implementation, student assessments, parent communication, influence over classroom setup/design, ensuring safety and security of the students, and other duties as needed.
  • As an Assistant Program Director for the Preschool and Pre-K programs, you will be responsible for the overall operation of the Program including staff coaching and training, parent communication and engagement, ensuring quality standards of the site and operations, and other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Associates/Bachelors in Education or related field and 3+ years experience in an early childhood education center.
  • TLG is looking for someone who is looking to be a part of our community for years to come, is reliable, and has a genuine love for teaching children.

If this is you, we can't wait to hear from you!

 

How to Apply

Email your resume to info@thelearninggardenri.com

Tri Count Community Action Agency Head Start: Lead Teacher /Full Year/30 Hour Week Position

Program Address

1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnston RI 02919

Job Description

Responsibilities Include: Implementing a preschool curriculum for children in a center-based setting, being knowledgeable about developmentally appropriate practices and the Head Start Performance Standards, planning according to the individual needs of each child.


Completing education paperwork, conducting developmental assessments, documenting assessment data in the web-based data management system, conducting observations of children daily.

Encouraging family engagement in the program, conducting home visits, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, and promoting the school readiness of children and families in the program.

Applicants must be skilled in building positive relationships with children, families and colleagues.

Job Qualifications

AA or BA in Early Childhood Education or Rhode Island Early Childhood Teaching Certification. Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards certificate preferred.

Other Information

Tri-County Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Tri-County is committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to mmanion@tricountyri.org
 

Tri County Community Action Agency Head Start: Teacher Assistant/Full Year/30 Hour Position

Program Address

1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnston RI 02919

Job Description

Responsibilities Include: Developing and implementing a preschool curriculum for children in a center-based group setting, being knowledgeable about developmentally appropriate practices and Head Start Performance Standards, planning according to the individual needs of each child, completing education paperwork, conducting developmental assessments throughout the year, conducting daily observations of children, conducting home visits per the required Head Start Performance Standards.

Applicants must be skilled in building positive relationships with children, families and colleagues.

Job Qualifications

CDA or AA in Early Childhood Education.

Other Information

Tri-County Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Tri-County is committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

How to Apply

Send resume and letter of intent to mmanion@tricountyri.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick: Youth Support Specialist

Program Address

PO BOX 8938

Job Description

The Youth Support Specialist is responsible for performing and maintaining services and programs that satisfy specific identified needs of youth.

The incumbent demonstrates ethical behavior and maintains clear and healthy boundaries with youth while performing all aspects of their designated program.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick works in partnership with youth, families, and local schools. This position will support youth, ages 6-17, and families in identifying attendance barriers while also providing education and support services.


Essential Functions:

  •  Perform all case management functions and responsibilities in a youth focused, culturally competent manner. This includes but is not limited to needs assessment, case planning and management, documentation, etc.
  •  Identify, make referrals to, and coordinate necessary and appropriate community resource programs.
  •  Establish and maintain working relationships with peers, community and court appointed partners, educators, youth support systems, and resource staff to achieve established program plan goals.
  •  Develop and maintain supportive, nurturing, and empowering relationships with youth.
  •  May provide work direction to team members, interns and volunteers as needed.
  •  Perform administrative duties to support the program as needed.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in related field (such as Human Services, Social Work, Corrections or Youth Development) or equivalent experience.
  •  Minimum of 2 years of experience working in youth development to preferably include case management, working with diverse, low income and at risk youth or related human service experience.
  •  Demonstrated professionalism in the areas of time management, communication
  •  Ability to effectively problem solve utilizing all resources available.
  •  Must be able to work in an independent and self-directed manner
  •  Experience working with diverse populations
  •  Basic computer skills including Microsoft office suite (Word and Excel)
  •  Ability to obtain CPR, First Aid, AED certification with the first 30 days of employment

How to Apply

Submit Letter of intent & Resume to Lara@wbgclubs.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick: Camp Counselor

Program Address

PO BOX 8938

Job Description

Spend your summer vacation having fun outdoors and being a kid again!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick is looking for part time Camp Counselors for the upcoming season. Camp Counselors Provide leadership and supervision; insure health, safety and general well-being of school age children in a camp environment.

Implement and maintain a high quality, well-rounded, fun-filled program. At our summer camp, we create positive experiences for campers.

Job Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age and pass necessary background clearances and drug testing -Experience working with children ages 5-13

Knowledge in STEM, Daily Sports Challenges, The Arts, Nature, H20 (Water Games) and general camp activities helpful.

Other Information

Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick Summer Camp is 10-week program:

June 18th - August 23rd

Summer Camp Dates: 6/18/19- 8/23/19 (10 weeks) with no exceptions


 

How to Apply

Submit letter of intent and resume to Monique@wbgclubs.org

Federal Hill House Association: Lead Teacher (1 Toddler lead & 1 Pre-K Lead)

Program Address

9 Courtland Street
Providence, RI 02909

Job Description

Federal Hill House (FHH) has been “welcoming generations of people in need since 1887.” We work to strengthen family and community life through education, opportunities, and support for our neighbors in Providence.

These include home visiting and playgroups for our youngest residents; a high quality early learning center; school age childcare and teen programs; two food pantries; and an array of services for seniors.

Most FHH participants and clients reside in the Federal Hill, West End and Olneyville neighborhoods of Providence and are diverse in culture, language, and home lives.

Federal Hill House’s Early Learning Center serves 48 children ages 18 months through five years in three classrooms.

We are rated at three stars in the BrightStars rating system and actively seeking our fourth and fifth stars through continuous and lasting quality improvement.

Each classroom has a lead teacher who is a critical member of the ELC leadership team and responsible for the overall quality and functioning in their classroom.

Job Description Overview:

The Early Learning Center Lead Teacher is responsible for the academic and social-emotional growth and development of all of the children in their care.

They are responsible for the day-to-day management of their classroom including providing a clean and safe environment for the children; forming positive relationships with and communicating openly with families; and supervising teacher assistants and senior volunteers.

They are responsible for maintaining compliance with Federal Hill House's policies and procedures, as well as state and local governing contracting agencies (i.e. RI DCYF, DHS, and CACFP). In addition, they are expected to work collegially with other staff members of Federal Hill House, across programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Health & Safety:

  • Ensure the safety of all children in our program
  • Comply with licensing regulations related to child care
  • Complete daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children


Classroom Environment & Materials:

  • Assure a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children that encourages learning and development
  • Lead positive classroom culture, setting structure, routine,clear rules and expectations; and utilizing consistency,positive reinforcement, redirection, & prevention (proactiveversus reactive)
  • Prepare the learning environment for children to learn throughactive exploration, hands-on experiences, and social interactions
  • Prepare and provide materials that are concrete and relevant to the children's interests and culture
  • Provide a classroom environment that encourages family participation
  • On an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child


Curriculum & Learning Experiences:

  • Create Individual Learning Plans for each child that includes their needs, strengths, areas to be improved, interests, and any other service plans they may have
  • Plan and implement lesson plan activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate and nurture and stimulate all domains of children's development
  • Facilitate and nurture the development of each child's self- esteem, trust, and growing autonomy
  • Be responsive to children's different and personal needs (verbal and non-verbal cues), temperament styles, abilities, and cultures
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the classroom and lesson plans
  • Plan field trips


Assessment & Documentation:

  • Complete an ITERS/ ECERS assessments with Teacher Assistant
  • Conduct ongoing developmental assessments of children using screening and assessment tools at scheduled times, including progress reports
  • Record daily health checks; review and carry out health plans for special diets, allergies, medication administration, etc.
  • Complete daily meal and attendance records
  • Maintain up-to-date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed


Family Engagement & Communication:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships and ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers, including utilizing a parent communication app
  • Work with families to develop and regularly update educational and family goals
  • Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs and interests
  • Assist families with children's transitions between classrooms


Supervision:

  • Ensure that Teacher Assistants are informed of all matters concerning the classroom and program (i.e. lesson plans, policies & procedures, training received)
  • Provide supervision and support to classroom assistants & volunteers through modeling and coaching
  • Provide guidance to Teacher Assistants to help resolve issues with children when necessary
  • Ensure communication among all staff and volunteers who work within the classroom


Other:

  • Must believe in and act in accordance with both the agency's and the program's mission & vision
  • Report all staffing and classroom concerns to the program director in a timely manner
  • Report family changes in schedules and excessive absences to administration in a timely manner
  • Comply with mandated reporting regulations for suspected child abuse or neglect, notifying program director immediately of any concerns
  • Participate regularly scheduled staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, family-teacher conferences, Individual Family Service *Plans (IFSP) meetings, and other meetings as directed
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours per year of on-going in- service and educational development opportunities provided or required by the agency
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Work & Education:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Associates or Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Two years of teaching experience (One year as a lead teacher) with children in a childcare center setting
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) a plus
  • Valid driver's license & clean driving record preferred (for field trips)


Certification:

  • Must be CPR/ First Aid certified
  • Must have certification in Foundations in Rhode Island Early *Learning & Development Standards (RIELDS) and be willing to be certified in the following:
  1. Implementing a Standards-Based Classroom
  2. Implementing a Standards-based Curriculum
  • Have certification in or willing to be certified in the Infant/ Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITER's)/ Early Childhood *Environment Rating Scale (ECER's)


Physical:

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Have the ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds, and in case of emergency, a 40-pound child
  • Speak and hear well
  • Frequently take walks; be able to run if needed
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Switch between standing and sitting often
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint Criminal Records check & Clearance of Agency Activity check


Must provide health records:

  • A physical that clears you to perform all duties required for this position
  • A note from your physician that states you are free of all communicable diseases
  • Vaccination records with up to date vaccinations required by DCYF: 1 dose of Flu vaccine every year; 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine; 1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine; 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.


Must have knowledge of:

  • RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) childcare regulations
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethics BrightStars
  • Developmental Appropriate Practice (DAP)
  • Teach Strategies Gold (preferred)


Must possess:

  • A love for children and teaching
  • A positive and professional attitude /disposition
  • Problem solving skills
  • Classroom and behavior management skills through structure, routine, clear rules and expectations, consistency, positive reinforcement, redirection, & prevention (proactive versus reactive)
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills (in English as well as Spanish if bilingual)
  • Organizational and priority setting skills


Must be able to:

  • Provide supervision and support to classroom assistants & volunteers such as through modeling and coaching
  • Communicate effectively with parents/ caregivers
  • Use the computer to input developmental data
  • Manage confidential information
  • Effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities *Make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well- being


 

How to Apply

Send a resume to jellis@federalhillhouse.org

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