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

The Lighthouse Preschool: Hiring for Infants, Toddlers & Preschool

Program Address

59 West Shore Road,
Warwick RI 02289

Job Description

We are now HIRING for lead teacher positions in our growing Infant & Toddler program as well as a teacher assistant for Preschool. We offer a wonderful and positive work environment, a generous vacation package, flexible work schedule and a child care discount. Early childhood majors are encouraged to apply.

Job Qualifications

Experience is required for this position with 3 work related references.

Applicant should be familiar with and able to:


Provide care and support for children Supervise and share leadership responsibilities with other staff members. connect and respond to the needs of our parents and visitors, Prepare planning and implement daily lesson plans aligned with the RIELDS Supervising up to 6-9 children (depending on age group) serve lunch and snacks,
supervise naptime, as well as outdoor time and help with minor upkeep of the Center, Must comply with all the policies from RI DCYF Expected to participate in continue education and training as required by the company and DCYF.

How to Apply

Email resume and salary requirements to lighthousepreschoolri@gmail.com

Or apply in person at
59 West Shore Road,
Warwick RI 02889

CANE Child Development Center: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Program Address

281 Post Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879

Job Description

Provide a safe, healthy learning environment Implement curriculum.

Job Qualifications

2 years experience in a childcare facility AA preferred in Early Childhood Education.

Other Information

Full time M-F

How to Apply

email resume to canecdc@outlook.com

The Lighthouse Preschool: Hiring for Infants, Toddlers & Preschool

Program Address

59 West Shore Road,
Warwick RI 02289

Job Description

We are now HIRING for lead teacher positions in our growing Infant & Toddler program as well as a teacher assistant for Preschool. We offer a wonderful and positive work environment, a generous vacation package, flexible work schedule and a child care discount. Early childhood majors are encouraged to apply.

Job Qualifications

Experience is required for this position with 3 work related references.

Applicant should be familiar with and able to:

  • Provide care and support for children.
  • Supervise and share leadership responsibilities with other staff members.
  • connect and respond to the needs of our parents and visitors.
  • Prepare planning and implement daily lesson plans aligned with the RIELDS.
  • Supervising up to 6-9 children (depending on age group).
  • serve lunch and snacks.
  • supervise naptime, as well as outdoor time and help with minor upkeep of the Center.
  • keeping rooms decorated, organized and inviting for the children.
  • Must comply with all the policies from RI DCYF Expected to participate in continue education and training as required by the company and DCYF.

How to Apply

Email resume and salary requirements to  lighthousepreschoolri@gmail.com


Or apply in person at
59 West Shore Road,
Warwick RI 02889

 

Providence Children's Museum: Providence Children's Museum AmeriCorps Member

Program Address

100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903

Job Description

Become a Museum AmeriCorps member and be part of a team that designs and leads STEAM-based programs for children, ages 3 to 11, in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. This opportunity is ideal for individuals interested in community services and informal and museum education.

Conviértase en un miembro de AmeriCorps y forme  parte de un equipo que diseña y dirige programas basados en STEM para niños de 3 a 11 años en Providence, Pawtucket y Central Falls. Esta oportunidad es ideal para personas interesadas en el servicio comunitario, la educación informal y museística.

Program is full-time, running mid-September 2018 to mid-August 2019.

Experience or training in child development or teaching a plus.

El programa es tiempo completo, comenzando a mediados de septiembre del 2018 hasta medidados de agosto del 2019. Si has completado entrenamientos relacionados al desarrollo de los niños o tiene experiencia enseñando será beneficioso. 

 

In return for a year of service committed to hands-on learning and play, members will receive:

  •  Living allowance of $13,732
  •  $5,920 educational award/grant upon completion
  •  Health insurance
  •  Child care allowance (if eligible)
  •  Nutrition assistance (if eligible)
  •  Training in museum education, learning theory, early and elementary education, and public service
  •  Professional development and networking opportunities

 

A cambio de un año de servicio dedicado al aprendizaje práctico y al juego, los miembros recibirán:

  •  Estipendio de $ 13,732 para gastos básicos
  •  Beca educacional de $ 5,920 al finalizar el programa
  •  Seguro médico
  •  Subsidio para el cuidado de niños (Si es elegible)
  •  Asistencia alimenticia (Si es elegible)
  •  Entrenamientos en educación museística, teoría del aprendizaje, la educación temprana y elemental y servicio público
  •  Oportunidades para participar en desarrollo profesional y establecer redes de contactos

Job Qualifications

AmeriCorps Members must have a strong commitment to hands-on learning and experience and/or training in child development. In return for their year of service, members receive benefits including living allowance, health insurance, childcare allowances (based on family income eligibility), an educational grant and more.

Other Information

High school diploma or GED

18 years of age and older

US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

Must agree to three part background check, have up to date medical and immunization history

Applicants who are conversational in Spanish, Portuguese, a Southeast Asian language, or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

For more information, email AmeriCorps@ChildrenMuseum.org or visit http://www.ChildrenMuseum.org/AmeriCorps.asp or http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

East Bay Community Action Program: Community Learning Center Facilitator (on call) (EBCAP0142)

Program Address

Adams Farley
610 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence 02915

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking Community Learning Center (CLC) Facilitators for our Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone (NFCOZ) Program at the Pell Elementary School in Newport, RI. NFCOZ provides services and referrals to Newport children and their families in school and community settings, in partnership with Newport Public Schools, parents and the community. The ideal candidates will implement and maintain the vision of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) initiative by coordinating programs and services for children at the Pell Elementary School during the school year with possible summer hours. The CLC Facilitators will prepare and facilitate developmentally appropriate activities for students following CLC guidelines and best practices in the field of Out of School Time. The ideal candidates will supervise students before, during, and after activities utilizing a positive discipline approach consistent with the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model, support NFCOZ staff in organizing and operating programs, and participate in professional development opportunities. EBCAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.

Job Qualifications

This position requires a Rhode Island certified teacher, paraprofessional, and/or a community member with experience working with children and youth. The ideal candidate must have a desire to work with elementary age children (Pre-k to grade four). Experience and training in youth development preferred. The hours are scheduled during out of school time sessions (after school or vacation weeks) depending upon the activities and events that are planned for the program.

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/894e0428-b6e5-be3e-9b1d-0164a20e7b6a/apply?source=715413-CS-26819

East Bay Community Action Program: Lead Teacher, Early Head Start (EBCAP0435)

Program Address

Chafee Head Start
8 John H. Chafee Blvd.
Newport RI 02840

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking three (3) Lead Teachers to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in the Early 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 Early Head Start Teachers will oversee daily classroom functioning and provide guidance to the Teacher Associate, Teacher Assistant, per diem Substitutes and Volunteers, utilizing Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Rhode Island Child Day Care Center Regulations for Licensing and RI Early Learning and Development Standards. Our Head Start program utilizes approaches from the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), The Incredible Years (IY), Classroom Behavioral Management System, and the Creative Curriculum to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing,
and safe learning experience. He/She will plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children and promote social competence and ensure parental involvement.  

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.

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

Job Qualifications

The successful individuals must have excellent presentation skills, superior leadership, and management skills to effectively communicate with staff, parents, children, and staff. The Lead Teacher must have one of the following:

RI Department of Education (DOE) teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (ECE); or Bachelor or Associates in ECE with 3 months supervised teaching experience in an ECE setting; or Bachelor or Associates in a related field* with teaching experience in an infant/toddler classroom.

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.

RIDE certified classroom teacher candidates who have a related degree must meet the RI Early Learning Standards Teacher Qualifications as defined in those standards and includes a minimum of 24 credit hours in ECE coursework. Head Start teacher candidates who hold a related degree will have 18 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.

How to Apply

Utilize the following link to apply for this position:http://https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/aaaff4b1-11bc-c5ea-2433-2c1870757a14/apply?source=759596-CS-30162

Genesis Center: Lead Head Start Teacher

Program Address

Providence

Job Description

Genesis Early Learning Center is seeking an experienced, passionate and organized Lead Head Start Teacher join our team and work in our recently renovated Preschool Room. Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (or related field) and have at least one year of teaching experience. 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. This job requires but is not limited to supervising teacher assistants and per diem staff to ensure compliance with and implementation of Head Start Program Performance Standards, DCYF Regulations, Rhode Island Department of Education Early Learning Standards, Genesis Personnel Policies, The Creative Curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Caring For Our Children to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing, and safe learning experience. 30 hrs/year professional development.
 

Job Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION:


Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field The Lead Head Start Teacher will have:

 

  •  Ability to model and maintain the utmost level of confidentiality, respecting and preserving the dignity and privacy of children, families, staff, and program operations.
  •  Ability to create and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned to Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards
  •  Possess good communication, reading, writing and analytical skills are required. Ability to effectively communicate with staff, parents, children, community representatives and volunteers in a professional and respectful manner, Bi-lingual ability a plus.
  •  Demonstrated classroom management and curriculum planning experience.
  •  Basic computer skills required.
  •  Must be certified in CPR and First Aid within 30 days of hire.
  •  Head Start experience preferred.
  •  Physical ability to perform tasks, including but not limited to, bend and lift thirty (30) pounds, climbing stairs, and be physically able to meet the challenges of caring for young children old i.e. be able to sit on floor with children. Ability to see and hear required.
  •  Local travel for home visiting is required.


 

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Catherine Green at cgreen@gencenter.org

Tri-County Community Action Agency: Head Start Lead Teacher

Program Address

1126 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919

Job Description

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 per the Performance Standards, 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.

How to Apply

Email resumes to  sconnaughton@tricountyri.org

East Bay Community Action Program: Teacher Assistant Float - Head Start (EBCAP0451)

Program Address

East Providence

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 70 Turner 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.

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:

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

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.

Other Information

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

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

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/e8f3eab6-7a6a-fcef-d04f-8a48e2c15905/apply

Connecting for Children and Families-Hope St Early Learning Center: Education Coordinator

Program Address

46 Hope St
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Job Description

Connecting for Children and Families is seeking an experienced, professional Education Coordinator for our Hope Street Early Learning Center... This position will provide oversight of the education and family-centered experiences offered at our Center located in Woonsocket, RI. Approximately 95 children attend daily. As the Education Coordinator, you will uphold our mission, vision and values. The person in this position will work in closely with the Director to insure the educational/development appropriateness of the curriculum and its implementation in each classroom. He/she will assist in assessing staff. 

The Education Coordinator will work with the Toddler, Preschool and State Pre-k classrooms.

Responsibilities

The Education Coordinator’s administrative duties include:

Classroom/Curriculum

 

  •  To review weekly plans that the classroom teachers have prepared. This includes giving suggestions for improvement, and enhancements, as well as ensuring that they are developmentally appropriate.
  •  Modeling activities and developmentally appropriate interactions.
  •  Collaborating with the teaching staff to create behavior modification plans for children as needed.
  •  Use evaluation tools including but not limited to, ITERS, ECERS, CLASS to asses classroom curriculum and environments, and to provide the information and help teachers understand these evaluation tools.
  •  To assist in incorporating the Early Learning Standards into the curriculum.
  •  To support the teachers in implementing a challenging, well rounded, developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  •  To assist the teachers in individualizing the curriculum to meet the needs of each student.
  •  Act as the Director when Director is out of the building.



Staff Support & Supervision

 

  •  To aid in the evaluation of staff competence.
  •  To assist in the orientation of new staff members.
  •  To assist in developing and monitoring the adherence to action plans. Observing and assessing classroom activities.
  •  Provide on-the-job guidance, support, and coaching and to teaching teams
  •  Improving outcomes for children by enhancing the qualifications and training of classroom staff.
  •  Promote professional development-identify and support the attainment of individual professional development goals based on informal and formal observations.
  •  Provide reflective supervision
  •  Establish strong relationships with teaching teams that foster reflection.
  •  Cover Classrooms for staff to maintain staff/child ratios.




General Administration

 

  •  To be aware of the DCYF regulations for childcare and assist in assuring compliance.
  •  To assist in the interviewing and hiring process for teachers.
  •  To assist in delivering, developing and securing programs for staff development.
  •  With the parent and director’s approval, make referrals to the Early Intervention, Child Outreach or the School Department, as needed.
  •  To help train and orient volunteers.
  •  Follow up with the Director to identify professional development strengths and needs of staff as individuals and group needs.
  •  Assist in developing plans & practices to promote family engagement in their children’s education.




30 hours per week position, competitive salary


CCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Qualifications

The Education Coordinator shall meet one or more of the following:


Hold a current Rhode Island Certificate in Early Childhood Education, BA, BS Degree, or Master’s in Early Childhood Education or Education, have at least 2 years of supervised teaching, hold at least a RIEDLS program level certificate. Prior Managerial and Supervisory Experience in a Preschool Setting Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills, Computer skills- including working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and three years’ experience working in a licensed child care facility.


Personal qualifications for this position include the ability to interact effectively with children and parents, the ability to work cooperatively with other staff members, as well as the ability to be flexible.

 

Other Information

No Phone calls, please

How to Apply

mgallagher@ccfcenter.org

Early Learning Centers of Rhode Island: Teacher Assistant

Program Address

301 Sowams Road
Barrington, RI

Job Description

The Early Learning Centers is looking for a responsible and experienced person to join our team.

A Teacher Assistant is responsible for a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities in a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment.

A Teacher Assistant's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the supervision of children in their development socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.
  • Assist in the assessment of the needs of each child.
  • Assist with daily needs of each child such as feedings and diapering.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and healthy classroom in a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment.
  • A Teacher Assistant must also meet the following requirements:
  • must have experience in child care
  • must participate in twenty hours of staff training throughout 

Job Qualifications

 Experience in child care.

 High school diploma or equivalent.



 

How to Apply

mccann_beth@yahoo.com

East Bay Community Action Program: Lead Teacher - Early Head Start (EBCAP0448)

Program Address

East Providence

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a Lead Teacher to join our team and provide a nurturing and safe classroom environment for children in the Early 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.

The Early Head Start Teacher will oversee daily classroom functioning and provide guidance to the Teacher Associate, Teacher Assistant, per diem Substitutes and Volunteers, utilizing Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Rhode Island Child Day Care Center Regulations for Licensing and RI Early Learning and Development Standards. Our Head Start program utilizes approaches from the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), The Incredible Years (IY), Classroom Behavioral Management System, and the Creative Curriculum to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality, nurturing,
and safe learning experience. He/She will plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children and promote social competence and ensure parental involvement.

The successful individual must have excellent presentation skills, superior leadership, and management skills to effectively communicate with staff, parents, children, and staff.

The Lead Teacher must have one of the following:

1. RI Department of Education (DOE) teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (ECE); or

2. Bachelor or Associates in ECE with 3 months supervised teaching experience in an ECE setting; or

3. Bachelor or Associates in a related field* with teaching experience in an infant/toddler classroom.

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. RIDE certified classroom teacher candidates who have a related degree must meet the RI Early Learning Standards Teacher Qualifications as defined in those standards and includes a minimum of 24 credit hours in ECE coursework.

Head Start teacher candidates who hold a related degree will have 18 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.

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.

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

 

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/72367315-43e1-e1c0-e824-14dcab45d820/apply
 

East Bay Community Action Program: Teacher Assistant Float (EBCAP0447)

Program Address

Warren, RI

Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a part time/full year Teacher Assistant 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.

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 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:

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

For Part Time Employees Working 16 – 29 hours per week, EBCAP provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes up to 3% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off that includes vacation/holidays/sick time, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, mileage reimbursement, opportunities for center-paid training/CEU’s, 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.

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

 

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/51acc02d-2d7a-3340-bd5e-fdb0a55e8fd0/apply

Emmanuel Day School: Teaching Assistant

Program Address

42 Dearborn Street
Newport, RI

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities of Emmanuel Day School SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

The following list is an outline of the duties and responsibilities of the Emmanuel Day School teaching assistant. It is the goal of the Emmanuel Day School and Emmanuel Church to provide a safe, warm, fun, nurturing and highly creative environment that is also culturally, academically and spiritually rich.

The job of creating a stimulating and challenging atmosphere in which children can develop and learn will be the shared responsibility of director, teachers and teacher assistants, substitutes and volunteers. Social interaction and play will be vehicles for instilling such values such as acceptance of difference, self-esteem, respect and integrity. Mutual discovery will be the reward for all.

This being stated, the teaching assistant is to possess a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, relate well with children, EDS staff, and Rector and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the school’s educational philosophy and EDS handbook.

 Responsibilities also include:

  •  Maintaining constant supervision and safety of all children
  • Reliability, flexibility and teamwork.
  • Assisting with general housekeeping and maintenance tasks.
  •  Assisting the director, teachers, teacher assistants and other staff in appropriate ways.
  •  Assisting in following the daily program and weekly plans under the direction of the director.
  •  Assisting in preparing the learning environment.
  • Assisting in the set-up of interest centers, and preparing the needed materials and supplies.
  • Maintaining confidentially for all student, family and staff information and photos.
  • Maintaining professionalism at all times.
  • Treating the children and staff with dignity and respect
  • Attain Safe Church Training. Re-certification is required every 3 years.
  • Meet DCYF requirements and qualifications.

Job Qualifications

Experience working in early childhood education preferred.

Work Schedule: M-F
Rate of Pay: $TBD
Job Type: 25-30 hours/ week

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to edsdirector@emmanuelnewport.org
 

Children's Friend: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Program Address

153 Summer Street, Providence, RI 02903

Job Description

Be a Part of Making our Mission a Reality Every Day!

Mission: Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. For full-year employees, benefits include: comprehensive and low cost health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan with agency contribution, life insurance, 4 weeks paid vacation, 6 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development opportunities, incentive-based wellness programs, supervision for licensure, training for license specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs), opportunities for advancement, a family friendly environment and more!

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Job Responsibilities:

 

  •  Work with the head teacher to implement a curriculum based on best practice standards.
  •  Ensure that the classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards as well as other standards as appropriate. This includes performing tasks necessary to maintain a high quality educational and childcare facility.
  •  Maintain progress notes and electronic data as appropriate on the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of assigned children.
  •  Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with all staff and consultants providing services regarding the individual needs of each child.
  •  Hold a minimum of four parent teacher conferences a year, preferably two in the home and two at the school.
  •  Participate in home visits based on the needs of the family.


EEO employer, M/F, disabled, Veterans status


 

Job Qualifications

Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education; or Bachelor’s degree in related field with 18 college credits in Early Childhood Education, or advanced coursework equivalent to an early childhood education major with experience teaching preschool children. Ability to organize and plan activities, establish warm, supportive relationships and provide a wide variety of stimulating and developmentally appropriate experiences for children. Reliable automobile, valid driver's license and auto liability insurance. Must maintain CPR and first aid training. Must provide proof of medical requirements. Must provide all required DCYF licensing forms within 30 days of hire.

How to Apply

To review a complete job description please visit our website at www.childrensfriendri.org


 

Children's Friend: Bilingual Family Support Worker

Program Address

153 Summer Street, Providence, RI 02903

Job Description

Be a Part of Making our Mission a Reality Every Day!

Mission:

Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. For full-year employees, benefits include: comprehensive and low cost health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan with agency contribution, life insurance, 4 weeks paid vacation, 6 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development opportunities, incentive-based wellness programs, opportunities for advancement, a family friendly environment and more! Children's Friend was named as one of Rhode Island's "Best Places to Work" in 2015.

Bilingual Family Support Worker.

Responsibilities:

 

  •  Provide a range of culturally competent home based services weekly to all members of families participating in the program, including: Parenting education, developmental milestones, health and nutrition, safety, home-management, crisis intervention, and social service linkage in partnership with families.
  •  Provide home and center based parent child activities to promote positive, nurturing interaction between parents and their children. 
  •  Facilitate weekly support groups and effectively collaborate with Early Head Start teachers to deliver quality services during groups.
  •  Promote parent involvement in center-based activities, including groups, parent committee, and events.
  •  Complete all assessment and evaluation paperwork within program guidelines. Maintain client records and complete all necessary documentation within established program time frames.
  •  Ensure program is in compliance with all regulations regarding Home Visits and In-Kind according to Early Head Start performance standards.
  •  Engage families in ongoing and timely development of family-driven and service-relevant Family Partnership Agreements.
  •  Contact referrals in a timely manner and maintain weekly visits to full caseload, per program requirements.
  •  Adhere to productivity requirements as established for the Early Head Start Program.
  •  Participate in case conferences and collaborate with other service providers working with families. Make appropriate referrals and linkages to other community resources as needed.
  •  Provide translation and interpretation services for Children’s Friend staff in regards to client-related issues.




 

Job Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Child Development or a related field or equivalent education and experience. Experience with at-risk families. Bilingual ability must be fluent in English and Spanish. Must have a valid driver's license, required insurance liability limits, and a car to be used for work related tasks.

Children’s Friend is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, handicap, disability or veteran status.


 

How to Apply

Please apply online and upload your resume at www.childrensfriendri.org

 

Children's Friend: Lead Teacher, Head Start and Pre-K

Program Address

153 Summer Street, Providence, RI 02903

Job Description

Be a Part of Making our Mission a Reality Every Day!

Mission: Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. For full-year employees, benefits include: comprehensive and low cost health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan with agency contribution, life insurance, 4 weeks paid vacation, 6 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development opportunities, incentive-based wellness programs, supervision for licensure, training for license specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs), opportunities for advancement, a family friendly environment and more!

Lead Teacher - Head Start

Job Responsibilities:

  •  Work with the head teacher to implement a curriculum based on best practice standards.
  •  Ensure that the classroom meets DCYF standards and Head Start education performance standards as well as other standards as appropriate. This includes performing tasks necessary to maintain a high quality educational and childcare facility. 
  •  Maintain progress notes and electronic data as appropriate on the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of assigned children.
  •  Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with all staff and consultants providing services regarding the individual needs of each child.
  •  Hold a minimum of four parent teacher conferences a year, preferably two in the home and two at the school.
  •  Participate in home visits based on the needs of the family.


EEO employer, M/F, disabled, Veterans status
 

Job Qualifications

 Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education; or Bachelor’s degree in related field with 18 college credits in Early Childhood Education, or advanced coursework equivalent to an early childhood education major with experience teaching preschool children. Ability to organize and plan activities, establish warm, supportive relationships and provide a wide variety of stimulating and developmentally appropriate experiences for children. Reliable automobile, valid driver's license and auto liability insurance. Must maintain CPR and first aid training. Must provide proof of medical requirements. Must provide all required DCYF licensing forms within 30 days of hire.

 

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply online at:http://http://www.childrensfriendri.org

East Bay Community Action Program: Head Start Site Nurse (EBCAP0442)

Program Address

Newport, RI.

Job Description

(EBCAP) is seeking an on-call/per diem Head Start Site Nurse for our Head Start/Early Head Start locations in East Providence, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton, Warren, RI. We are seeking a highly professional and motivated individual who enjoys providing on-site supervision and monitoring of the health status and safety needs of the children in accordance with Federal and State Standards and Regulations and keeping with the goals, objectives and mission of the Head Start and Early Head Start Program. The Head Start Site Nurse will review, evaluate, and interpret health records to ensure that children are up to date with age appropriate preventative and primary health care and in compliance with State regulations and Federal standards prior to admittance and throughout program year. He/she will assist families in securing the needed medical care to update physicals and immunizations. He/she also works collaboratively with area physicians in order to facilitate referrals to services and/or obtain records as needed. He/she will utilize the RI Department of Health KIIDSNET website to keep files updated and accurate. He/she will monitor health and safety of classroom environments.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a current license through the Rhode Island Department of Health as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A Registered Nurse (RN) is preferred. Previous experience in pediatric and/or maternal health is a plus. Must be able to travel to various Head Start
sites, and conduct periodic home visits.

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

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

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/602f6418-4498-7463-3df8-377df85eedff/apply
 

East Bay Community Action Program: Office Assistant (EBCAP0441)

Program Address

Newport.


Job Description

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a part time (16.5 hours per week) Office Assistant for Head Start at 8 John H. Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI. The Office Assistant answers the telephone, monitors doors and halls for appropriate access, assists parents and caregivers with program information, performs general office tasks, and completes data entry.

Successful candidates must be committed to providing quality customer service while handling confidential information in a highly professional manner. Excellent telephone skills and a courteous and helpful manner are essential qualities for the selected candidate.

The Office Assistant must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent. The ideal candidate must be proficient with computer systems including Microsoft Office. The position schedule is Monday through Friday from 6:45 AM to 10:00 AM.

For Part Time Employees Working 16 – 29 hours per week, EBCAP provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes up to 3% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off that includes vacation/holidays/sick time, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, mileage reimbursement, opportunities for center-paid training/CEU’s, 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.

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

How to Apply

https://ebcap.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/a71dbb03-a7e1-aeab-1924-e2847dcb256b/apply

 

YMCA of Greater Providence: Teacher Assistant- FT opportunity

Program Address

Hope St., 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.

 

How to Apply

https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/6141655.careers?ApplyToJob=168083585

North Kingstown Daycare & Preschool: Assistant- Toddler/ Preschool

Program Address

690 Boston Neck Rd.
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Job Description

North Kingstown Daycare & Preschool is looking to hire 2 assistant teachers for our Toddler and Preschool programs. We are looking for a candidates that are experienced and enthusiastic about working with children ages 18mo to 5 years old!

We are looking for team members withs lots of energy and enthusiasm for young children, and the amazing amounts of learning that happens through play at a young age.

Positions will include:

  • Facilitating and engaging in appropriate play.
  • Assisting head teacher with implementation of classroom's daily schedule, and
  • Aiding in the implementation of the classroom curriculum
  • Engaging with parents and families in daily conversations about the children's behavior and routines
  • Candidates will help head teacher maintain a safe, healthy, structured, educational and nurturing environment and aid in keeping the classroom clean and organized. .
  • Positions are part time with schedules varying based on the needs of the center and children.

Job Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have the following:

  • Working towards AA or BA in Early Childhood Education and/or Experience (two or more years preferred) working in a classroom setting).
  • Have or be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid certification
  • Will be required to complete at least 20 hours of professional development each year or be enrolled in ECE college level courses.
  • Must be friendly, energetic, easy going, and reliable


 

How to Apply

Please email a copy of your resume along with your Cover Letter to  preschoolnkdcp@gmail.com  We look forward to meeting with you!