Dept. of Education Head Start Program
Serve as Lead Teacher in NJ Department of Education collaboration classroom for Head Start program. Provide children with both group and individualized activities that will build school readiness skills, including social-emotional and cognitive growth. Implement research-based curriculum activities and instructional tasks in the classroom and coordinate instructional efforts with teacher assistant. Assist students, individually or in a group, with classroom learning activities to present or reinforce concepts. Conduct assessment to document what children know and can do and use outcomes to guide planning. Support developmentally appropriate practice and facilitate high-quality instruction through effective teacher-student interactions, extending children’s language and focused play activities. Assist in carrying out goals, policies and activities designated to implement the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards.
Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education with NJ P-3 Certification. Special Education Certification preferred. Experience working with preschool children. Creative Curriculum experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Must pass criminal background and fingerprint checks. Must pass physical with certification of fitness to work with young children. Pediatric CPR & First Aid certified or ability to become so within two months of employment.
Submit resume, documentation of P-3 and educational credentials, and letter of introduction for consideration.