Development Centers in Detroit seeking head start teacher

Job Title

Head Start Teacher

Company Name

Development Centers


Detroit, MI

Job Type

Full Time

Job Summary

This position plans and implements a program of educational activities for preschool children that encourages growth and development in a variety of areas. The person fulfilling this job promotes a cooperative, constructive relationship with families to ensure the child's growth/development meets full potential. The teacher provides professional guidance to the Assistant Teacher. This position works under the direction of the Site Leader/Early Education Specialist.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Obtain HighScope teacher certification within one year of hire and maintain quality of Head Start curriculum
  • Responsible for ensuring that daily activities and interactions reflect the mission and goals of the program
  • Assist individual children in need of special attention, including provide and model additional individualized support as needed
  • Assist with physical safety and emotional security of the children
  • Plan and implement a program of educational activities for pre-school age children, including writing a daily lesson plan that specifies a daily schedule toward the achievement of specific curriculum goals as written in education component plan
  • Work together with the teacher assistant as a team, in assisting with planning and implementing daily programming for pre-school children utilizing the HighScope curriculum and COR (Child Observation Record)
  • Create a clean, safe environment that is conducive to learning, promoting social relationships
  • Observe the accomplishments of the children on a regular basis, through the use of daily written anecdotal notes, and reports progress to parents/guardians 
  • Plan and document Child Outcome activities, support strategies, and interactions according to COR data and gains each quarter
  • Plan, implement, and update ongoing individual learning plans for each child in the classroom
  • Plan and conduct two conferences and two home visits per child per year

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a bachelor's in a related field with experience teaching preschool age children 
  • Previous professional experience working with preschoolers 

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