Job Postings

Posted 12/6/2019

GSRP Pre-K Lead Teacher, Warren, MI

Contact Person: Kristine Plotinski

Job Location:

29603 South Civic Center Blvd
Warren, MI 48093

Job Title: GSRP Pre-K Lead Teacher


Small Wonders Early Learning Center is growing, we are starting a Great Start to Readiness Program in January! We are currently seeking a Lead Teacher for this program that would begin in January 2020. The program is 20 weeks long but would have options to continue employment with Small Wonders and/or GSRP. The position would be 32-35 hours per week.

Upon hire, applicant must be willing to obtain TB testing, CPR and first aid training and continue professional growth through education training on child development topics yearly. Fingerprinting and background checks through the State of Michigan will be completed prior to job offer.

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood OR Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a ZA or ZS endorsement is required. Experience with GSRP and Creative Curriculum preferred. Applicants please respond to this ad and include your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Closing Date for Job: Jan 1, 2020

Interim Director, Beverly Hills, MI

Contact Person: Laura Tinsley

Job Location:

Birmingham Public Schools, Wee Care Early Childhood Center
20500 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Job Title: Interim Director


Birmingham Public Schools has an opening for an Interim Director for the Wee Care Early Childhood program, housed at Groves High School. Wee Care is a full-day program, with three classrooms, for infants through preschool aged children.


The Wee Care Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the program. Job duties include:

– Report to and collaborate with the Principal of Early Learning

– Comply with and stay current on State of Michigan childcare licensing regulations

– Comply with and stay current on Wee Care and Birmingham Schools’ district policies

– Supervise and collaborate with 12 staff members

– Advocate for the center in a positive manner

– Conduct tours, registration and orientation for new families

– Responsible for all aspects related to communicating with families, addressing questions and concerns

– Manage staff schedules

– Provide opportunities for staff development

– Manage ordering and supply of center materials, snacks, equipment, etc.

– Assist as needed in all classrooms

Work Schedule: 

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, January 15 – April 30, 2020.

Wee Care follows the Birmingham Schools’ calendar and will be closed February 17-20 and April 6-10, 2020.

Compensation: $21.16 – $24.32 per hour, depending on experience.


• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or Elementary Education with 18 semester hours in early childhood/child development and experience working in the field is required.

• Blood borne Pathogen, Playground Safety, Epi-Pen and Concussion training, plus additional training required by state licensing and Birmingham Public Schools must be completed within 30 days of employment.

• Current First Aid and CPR certification required, or obtained on or before January 30, 2020.

• State of Michigan Licensing Background Check, along with BPS background check and fingerprinting, are required before an employee may work with children.

• A physical and TB test must be obtained, passed, and documented with physician’s signature.

• Experience in HighScope curriculum preferred but not required.

Method of Application: 

Applicants, who wish to be considered for this position, must submit a letter of application and resume to Laura Tinsley, Principal of Early Learning, at on or before December 12, 2019. References required. Candidates are also welcome to apply on the Oakland Schools Consortium at

BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATEMENT OF NON DISCRIMINATION: NOTICE OF The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment.

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students – Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Specialized Instruction and Student Services, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.

Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.

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Closing Date for Job: Dec 12, 2019

Assistant Teacher, Birmingham, MI

Contact Person: Laura Tinsley

Job Location:

Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center
2121 Midvale
Birmingham, MI 48009

Job Title: Assistant Teacher – toddler classroom


Full-time, M-F, hours are 10:00-5:30

Work on a classroom team with or three other staff members, class size 12

Assist in classroom, teach small group, participate in COR notes

Knowledge of HighScope curriculum preferred but not required

Experience working with children required Credits in Early Childhood preferred

Hourly rate range: $10.75-$11.32, depending on qualifications

Option for single-subscriber benefits and paid leave after 90-day probationary period

Start Date: Immediately


Job Site:

Closing Date for Job: Jan 1, 2020

Assistant Teacher, Birmingham, MI

Contact Person: Laura Tinsley

Job Location:

Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center
2121 Midvale
Birmingham, MI 48009

Job Title: Assistant Teacher – three year old preschool classroom


Full-time, M-F, hours are 10:00-5:30

Work on a classroom team with two other staff members, class size 14

Assist in classroom, teach small group, participate in COR notes

Knowledge of HighScope curriculum preferred but not required

Experience working with children required

Credits in Early Childhood preferred

Hourly rate range: $10.75-$11.32, depending on qualifications

Option for single-subscriber benefits and paid leave after 90-day probationary period

Start Date: Immediately


Job Site:

Closing Date for Job: Jan 1, 2020

Executive Director, Kalamazoo, MI

Contact Person: Sheri Welsh

Job Location:

259 E. Michigan Ave.
Suite 409
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Job Title: Executive Director


Kalamazoo County Ready 4s is a community-designed organization focused on helping local public and private pre-kindergarten programs reach high quality; offering tuition assistance to qualifying families so they can afford to enroll their 4-year-olds in high-quality pre-kindergarten programs; and building a sustainable pre-kindergarten program for all 4-year-olds in Kalamazoo County. Their goal is to ensure that every 4-year-old, without exception, has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program.


The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership, development, management and operation of the organization. Primary responsibilities include:

• Leading systems building to ensure quality care and educational services to children.

• Serving as champion for continuous improvement at the organizational and system levels, responding to data on results and processes.

• Developing and implementing a fund development plan for continued support of services.

• Developing strong partnerships with community organizations and service providers who also serve young children and their families.

• Interacting with community partners in regard to matters affecting KC Ready 4s, including Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program providers.

• Assisting in the development of organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for operations.

• Working closely with early care and education providers and other stakeholders to ensure they are provided with appropriate support systems and responsive, quality services.

• Handling contract management for essential services including development of reporting systems for contractors and establishing standards for outcomes.

• Performing managerial duties for administrative staff including hiring staff, managing work flow and performance and professional development. The ideal candidate must have:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Non-Profit Management or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

• Administrative experience in a non-profit organization. Experience related to quality education initiatives highly preferred.

• Knowledge of research based high quality education practices and programs.

• Experience in grant writing. Experience with fund development highly desired.


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Closing Date for Job: Dec 31, 2019

Head Start Teacher, Kalamazoo, MI

Contact Person: Tara Kane

Job Location:

1819 E Milham Ave
Portage, MI 49002

Job Title: Head Start Teacher


Teaches academic and social-emotional skills to 3 and/or 4-year-old children in a school setting. Plans and implements a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for pre-school children that promotes developmental gains toward the attainment of kindergarten readiness skills as defined in the Head Start Performance Standards, within an MTSS framework. Teacher professionalism in the classroom, with families, the community and with staff serves as a model of excellence.


Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Elementary Education with ZA/ZS endorsement. Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate. Ability to lead classroom team with effective communication skills, organizational skills, and planning skills. Ability to efficiently use computer and applicable software. Develops and maintains atmosphere of teamwork. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one’s own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.

Preferred Skills:

Preference given to candidates who have experience working with population of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic challenges. Strong verbal and written communication skills desired. One to three years’ experience. Fluent Spanish speaker. Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people’s cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems.


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Closing Date for Job: Dec 06, 2019

Posted 11/15/2019

Quality Improvement Consultant (QIC), Lansing, MI

Contact Person: Barb Monroe

Job Location:

3425 Belle Chase Way Suite 1
Lansing, MI 48911

Job Title: Quality Improvement Consultant (QIC) – 0.75 FTE LANSING OFFICE


• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree is required in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field. Bachelor’s preferred.

• Minimum of two (5) years work experience in field.

• Cognitive Coaching training.

• Knowledge of high quality early childhood programs, child development, current research, best practices, assessments and quality improvement plans.

• Experience with settings that serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers, center-based, family and group homes, Head Start, GSRP, home visiting and other early intervention programs.

• Excellent modeling, coaching and communication skills, including the ability to establish rapport with a diverse population of providers.

• Ability to manage own time, prioritize, complete timely data entry and collection, and contribute to team to complete goals, metrics and outcomes.

• Experience conducting observations and assessments.

• Excellent computer and data base management skills and excellent oral and written communications skills.

Reports to: Central Resource Center Director/Director of Early Childhood & Family Services

Job Goal:

• Responsible for implementing quality improvement and coaching to providers and programs in the Central Region in compliance with Great Start to Quality protocols.

• Navigate STARS platform to track and record required data.

• Maintain minimum caseload requirements.


Send resume and cover letter to:

Anna Auer, Human Resources Coordinator
3917 Jefferson Avenue Midland, MI 48640

989.631.5892 x 136


Closing Date for Job: Dec 30, 2019

Lead Toddler Teacher, Grand Rapids, MI

Contact Person: Stephanie Medlen

Job Location:

1697 Michigan Street Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Job Title: Lead Toddler Teacher

Job Description:

Spectrum Health Child Development Center is interviewing for a Lead Toddler Teacher! Are you a role model for other teachers? Do you take pride in knowing that positive outcomes for children are being achieved because of the high-quality, developmentally appropriate program you’ve implemented? As a Lead Toddler Teacher, we will offer you a supportive workplace where your contributions are appreciated and your professional growth is encouraged. Apply today to Bright Horizons. Do work that matters at a company that offers more!

As a Lead Child Care Teacher you will:

-Communicate regularly with parents to support, guide, and share in their child’s development.

-Collaborate with your team to develop classroom plans and goals.

-Develop an emergent curriculum that is designed to inspire children.

-Help to orient new employees.

Consistently named one of FORTUNE‘s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” we enable you to take your career to the next level by offering you MORE.

-Access on-going professional development and career advancement opportunities.

-Earn or complete your early childhood college degree for FREE or take advantage of our CDA program.

-Enhance your well-being with extensive benefits including 401(k) with a company match, health insurance offerings, employee discounts, and more!

-Work in a beautiful work-site center with extensive resources and a creative curriculum that meets/exceeds NAEYC requirements – including STEM and enrichment programs.

-Discover company values that are more than just a plaque on the wall.


Every day we live our HEART principles of Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork. Give back through our non-profit Bright Horizons Foundation for Children dedicated to helping families in crisis. Bring your whole self to work! Our Inclusion Council and Employee Advisory Groups support our commitment to diversity.

Lead Child Care Teachers must pass state and company background checks.

Experience and educational requirements include:

-At least six months of professional teaching experience.

-High school diploma/GED required; Current CDA , some ECE coursework or degree is required.

-Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP).


Complete your online application today for immediate consideration.

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English and EEO – Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Closing Date for Job: Dec 14, 2019

Substitute Teacher, Southfield, MI

Contact Person: Isha Smith

Job Location:

18501 Rotunda
30202 Vernon Dr
Southfield, MI 48076

Job Title: Substitute Teacher

Job Description:

-Ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their emotional, social, and physical needs as well as their educational needs

-Effectively support the management of the classroom by maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment and developmentally appropriate expectations

-Lead activities under the direction of the lead teacher

-Utilize developmentally appropriate practice and best practice methods at all times

-Meet program objectives concerning education standards, quality, safety, and cleanliness

-Willingness to attend professional development trainings and staff meetings

-Other duties directed by Lead Teacher



-Have a high school degree or equivalent education

-Have at least 1 year of experience working with children

-Exceptional communication skills

Preferred Requirements:

-CDA or Associates degree in Child Development or another related field

-Knowledge of the Reggio Emilia philosophy

Job Site: Posting #179984

Closing Date for Job: Dec 13, 2019

Lead Teacher – Great Start Readiness Program, Williamston, MI

Contact Person: Rebecca Olsen

Job Location:

Williamston Little Hornets Preschool
420 Highland St.
Williamston, MI 48895

Job Title: Lead Teacher Great Start Readiness Program

Job Description: Little Hornets Preschool in Williamston is seeking a creative, caring, and passionate early childhood educator for our full day Great Start Readiness Program classroom.



*Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/child Development or Elementary Education Certification with early childhood endorsement

*Previous experience administering Creative Curriculum

*Strong organizational, interpersonal, and public relation skills

*Form and maintain healthy working relationships with peers and administration

*Maintain yearly continuing education as outlines by Childcare Licensing

*Successfully pass a background check



*Plan, administer, and oversee all aspects of an appropriate preschool curriculum and activities for a full-day program with assistant teachers

*Provide a supportive and nurturing environment that focuses on the safety and health of children and encourages their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development

*Communicate various aspects of the program with parents/guardians through email, newsletters, and other media

*Comply with rules and regulations fro a Great Start Program

*Comply with State of Michigan requirements for a licensed center

*Participate in data analysis toward program improvement and improved student outcomes

Job Site:

Closing Date for Job: Dec 20, 2019

Posted 11/08/2019

Assistant Director – Vineyard Children’s Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Person: Peggy Kaczmarek

Job Location:

2275 Platt Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Job Title: Assistant Director – Vineyard Children’s Center

Job Description:

VCC Assistant Director
Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Part time 20-25 hours per week
$20.00 – $22.00 per hour

The Assistant Program Director will work with the Vineyard Children’s Center Director to provide leadership and manage the day to day operations of the Vineyard Children’s Center child care programs and services. They will assist in the establishment of a new center in Washtenaw County with the goal of a Fall 2020 launch. They will be responsible for all new student enrollment, tuition contracts, and tuition accounts for both centers. They will assist with program outreach, parent education, and wrap around support services for families enrolled in the new center. The Assistant Program Director is familiar with the HighScope curriculum, will provide professional development and coaching around this model.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Program and License

Administer day-to-day operations in a manner consistent with Licensing and high quality early childhood education and care in the absence of the Program Director. Work with the Program Director to ensure compliance with Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Child Care Licensing Division requirements. Assist in the attainment of at least a 3 star rating and seek higher star rating through the Great Start to Quality.


Provide opportunity for development of new programs and services. Assist in the training and supervision of all paid and volunteer personnel related to child care programs.

Assist in the development of marketing and recruitment plan for the new center. Enroll all new students, including sending tuition contracts, managing invoices and billing. Monitor DHS and/or other subsidized billing, ensuring all billable hours are submitted per subsidized organization requirements and deadlines.

Assist in seeking funding sources for the new center. Help ensure all monitoring, compliance and reporting requirements are completed and submitted by funder’s deadlines. Participate in meetings, community gatherings and other collaborative events to promote the center and foster community partnerships. Work with identified stakeholders and community partners to assist in creation, implementation and delivery of services to center families.


Assist with hiring, training and supervision of Center staff.

Attend and participate in staff meetings.

Assist with planning and facilitating professional development.

Assist in the training and implementation of High Scope curriculum and COR student assessment including instructional coaching to support the teaching teams.

Create a learning environment that supports best practice for early childhood programs.

Support staff in parent outreach, including home visits and parent/teacher conferences.


Plan, develop and schedule parent education and other parent outreach programs including the promotion and registration of families for sessions.

Build partnerships and create supportive relationships with families.

Communicate regularly and in a variety of ways with parents about their child and the program.

Address parental concerns in a professional, caring and timely manner.


Maintain accurate and complete Children’s Records for all children enrolled in the center.

Know each child in the center by name.

Professional Development

Maintain current First Aid/CPR certification.

Participate in at least 16 clock hours of continuing education related to Early Childhood Education each year.

To perform this job successfully, an 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.

Minimum of three years’ experience working as an early childhood lead teacher required. Experience with HighScope curriculum, instructional coaching, parent education, program outreach and basic administrative billing preferred.

Candidates must meet the following:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (required)

A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood, Leadership (preferred)

Training in the HighScope model (required)

2 semester hours or 3 CEU’s in Child Care Administration.

Current First Aid/CPR Certification or ability to possess within 6 (six) months.

Submit to and pass LARA Child Care Licensing comprehensive background check.

A demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with diverse communities and organizations.

Must possess a competent working knowledge of technology, including a variety of database software.

Ability to multitask and communicate with staff, parents, children, and other adults in an active, education-oriented environment is required.

Pedagogy and Curriculum Development

Must possess a sense of curiosity and inquiry regarding children development and best practices in early childhood education.

Must possess pedagogical values consistent with fostering a learning community which values with equal measure: academic rigor, play-based learning and social-emotional intelligence.

Must possess skills to guide teachers in implementing a curriculum consistent with the above mentioned guidelines, standards set by licensing and grantees, or willingness to undergo training.

Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Mac Pages; Microsoft PowerPoint; Macromedia and FileMaker.

Special Skills:

Ability to maintain positive and healthy interpersonal relationships

Able to work with little supervision

Good communication skills



Problem solve

Strong customer service skills

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Assist with the supervision of all employees and volunteers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, bend, sit on the floor, run and engage in activities with children.

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Closing Date for Job: Nov 22, 2019

Lead Infant Caregiver, Clarkston, MI

Contact Person: Nanci Canine

Job Location:

Clarkston, MI 48348

Job Title: Lead Infant Caregiver

Job Description:

A School for the Mind and Body is looking for a lead infant caregiver that would be responsible for the care, supervision, and management of infants in accordance with the state licensing requirements and overall goals of A School for the Mind and Body. The applicant must have an early childhood degree or CDA with a completed course in infant and toddler development and care practices. The applicant must be fingerprinted and pass background checks. This position is Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you believe you are qualified for this position, please e-mail your resume to Nanci Canine at

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Closing Date for Job: Nov 15, 2019

Childcare Program Director, DeWitt, MI

Contact Person: Dana Johnson

Job Location:

1754 E Clark Rd
DeWitt, MI 48820

Job Title: Childcare Program Director

Job Description:

Must meet the State of Michigan’s required 18 semester hours in a child-related field.

Must manage staff; including scheduling, professional development monitoring, evaluations, record keeping.

Must manage student admissions and withdrawals and all paperwork associated with process.

Must have a positive attitude and maintain a friendly work culture.

Must have open availability.

Must be able to make sure the center is running smoothly day to day.

Must handle parent concerns.

Must know and follow all State regulations.

Job Site:

Closing Date for Job: Nov 10, 2019

Early Childhood Program – Assistant Director, East Lansing, MI

Contact Person: Dana Johnson

Job Location:

200 W Grand River Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823

Job Title: Early Childhood Program – Assistant Director

Job Description:

Peoples Church Preschool is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to assist in guiding our nationally accredited program. The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing and inspiring 15 to 18 full-time staff at our fully-enrolled, nature-based center in East Lansing, Michigan. This full-time position comes with excellent benefits and a competitive salary, as well as paid time off and a retirement program.

Peoples Church Preschool is a great place to work! The preschool has been in operation since 1951 and currently serves approximately 125 families in a vibrant community next to Michigan State University’s campus.

If you’re looking to work in a great environment where staff members are truly appreciated, and program and professional growth is emphasized, this is the job for you. Please send a letter of interest and resume to

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Closing Date for Job: Dec 01, 2019

Posted 11/01/2019

Home Visiting Supervisor, Walker, MI

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:

2626 Walker Ave NW
Walker, MI 49544

Job Title: Head Start Teacher

Position Overview:

Provides oversight and monitoring for the day to day operation of the Early Head Start-Home Visiting department. Supports staff and provides reflective supervision, tracks EHS requirements and provides clerical support services and training to assure efficiency of services delivered in an environment of continuous program improvement.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensures the implementation of the Early Head Start Program in accordance with the federal performance standards

• Supports staff in infant toddler development, early childhood education and family dynamics to enhance their knowledge and skills.

• Provides reflective supervision and consultation to Home Visitors

• Systematically attends home visits to monitor quality

• Monitors safety and developmental appropriateness of socialization activities. • Monitors staff attendance utilizing Ultra Time.

• Conducts regular monitoring through various tools including but not limited classroom monitoring, health and safety screener, HOVRS, and CACFP

• Monitors and Reviews MBI/MBO data for continuous quality improvement

• Tracks and maintains an ongoing inventory of equipment and educational and health materials and supplies needed to implement daily activity plans

• Actively involves parents in parent meetings, conferences, and other center activities recognizing parents as the primary teachers and role models for their children

• Approves staff hours and monitors attendance

• Performs performance appraisals annually and performance counseling as needed

• May be required to work 1-2 evenings per month

Required Education and Experience:

• Requires a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, or related field.

• One to two years supervisory experience and two years experience in Head Start or other Early Childhood program.


• Conflict Management

• Decision Making

• Developing Others

• Initiative

• Leadership

• Organization

Physical Requirement:

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 regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required; it would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Benefits Specialist.

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Closing Date for Job: Nov 27, 2019

Posted 10/24/19

Head Start Teacher, Port Huron, MI

Contact Person: Amy Burns

Job Location

Blue Water Community Action
3403 Lapeer Rd
Port Huron, MI 48060

Job Title: Head Start Teacher

Blue Water Community Action has a job opening in the Children’s Services Department for a full time Teacher.

BWCA Offers:

• 4 Day Work Weeks – BWCA is open Monday – Thursday from 7:30am to 5:00pm.
• Paid Training – In service training sessions are once every other month on a Friday.
• Paid Holidays Breaks – School year planned holidays are paid.
• Accrued Sick Time, Personal Leave & Bereavement Leave paid benefits.
• Summers Off – Staff laid off during the summer may be eligible to collect unemployment.
• Health Benefits – BWCA offers medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage options. Cash conversion payment for waived benefits.
• Life Insurance – Agency paid life insurance and optional voluntary plans as well.
• Retirement Benefit – BWCA provides a match for a portion of retirement contributions.
• Tuition Assistance – up to $1,000 per year

PROGRAM: Children’s Services
SUPERVISOR: Site Supervisor
STATUS: Teacher, Non-Exempt

The purpose of the Teacher is to provide a safe, engaging and developmentally appropriate classroom environment and to implement the High/Scope curriculum in a manner that maximizes child outcomes. Job related activities will occur primarily at an assigned classroom during the work week with occasional Fridays and evenings.


1. Daily Routine: Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate daily routine that incorporates Head Start, agency and other licensing and funder requirements using the High/Scope curriculum.
2. Lesson Plans: Develop lesson plans that reflect the key developmental indicators and performance domains. Lesson plans and activities must have individualization strategies based on identified child needs and parent input and that includes social and emotional needs.
3. Conferences: Plan and implement required home visits and school conferences.
4. Safety: Ensure the highest level of well-being and safety of the children at all times.
5. Participate: Actively participate in all activities with the children while maintaining a positive classroom environment and as a positive role model for staff, parents and children.
6. Parents: Promote parent involvement by encouraging participation in the classroom and other program activities.
7. Child’s Needs: Regularly observe, assess and mitigate individual children’s needs.
8. Assessment: Observe and assess children on a daily/regular basis.
9. Collaborate: Collaborate with assigned aide(s) and other staff on program activities and child-related issues.
10. Supervise: Supervise assigned aide(s) and volunteers ensuring program requirements are followed and maintained.


1. Demonstration of Values: Understand BWCA’s mission and purpose. Adhere to BWCA standards of conduct, program philosophy (where applicable), and cultural contract.
2. Customer Service: Provide high quality customer service in a prompt, respectful, and professional manner. Conduct formal/informal assessment of eligibility for BWCA programs and make referrals as appropriate.
3. Quality of Work: Consistently perform job duties accurately and timely; cost conscious when utilizing materials and resources; seek opportunities for improving processes; and, meet commitments and deadlines.
4. Flexibility/Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change and to recommendations for improving job performance in a positive manner.
5. Safety: Demonstrate safe work habits. Report unsafe conditions and incidents. Participate in the maintenance of a clean and safe work environment.
6. Teamwork: Effectively participate as a team member at multiple organizational levels and across departments.
7. Goals: Understand and meet organizational goals/objectives related to position including agency strategic plan, ROMA plan, and Children’s Services Strategic Plan as well as taking on duties that are not related to position as supports for management staff/support staff to reach goals/objectives. MGT: Team achieves outcomes.
8. Communication: Effectively communicate with other staff, clients, partners, and the public in a manner that is tactful, sensitive, and respectful. Demonstrate active listening. Body language and tone are consistent with verbal messages. Demonstrates friendly, positive “can do” attitude: Oral and written communications are clear, concise and accurate; Keep team members informed.
9. Confidentiality: Maintain confidentiality of client and organizational information.
10. Improvement: Continually improve skills through a variety of opportunities external and internal with particular attention to areas identified in the Professional Development Plan and other goals set related to improvement. Improve outcomes results of assessments related to job position, client outcomes, and organizational goals. Attend staff pre/in-services and other training opportunities as available.
11. Compliance to Policy: Understand and comply with organization and regulating policies and procedures including the reporting of child/adult abuse/neglect as required by law.


1. Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood or child development with early childhood experience or Teaching Certificate with Early Childhood Endorsement.
2. Obtain and maintain first aid, CPR and CDA (if applicable) certification.
3. Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds.
4. Experience working with low-income and/or at-risk children/families preferred.

If you are interested submit application and/or resume along with copies of your education transcripts to:

Human Resource Department
3403 Lapeer Rd.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Blue Water Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, marital status, height, weight, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

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Closing Date for Job: Nov 15, 2019

Passionate Early Childhood Educator, Ypsilanti, MI

Contact Person: Leslie Promenchenkel

Job Location

8535 Textile Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Job Title: Passionate Early Childhood Educator

TBDC & Learning Center is a nationally accredited center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. “Working” at TBDC & Learning Center means that you get paid to help children grow and learn. Play is the work of a young child, and when supported in quality early childhood environments it can have life long positive impacts.

There are classrooms for every age between birth and twelve-years old. Team members work together to plan and implement play experiences for the children in our care. We believe in the idea that “It Takes a Village”, and each strive to be that village. Relationships with families, children, and colleagues are based in strong communication. Beyond that, every individual is responsible for helping maintain a clean and safe environment.

Ideal candidates should:

  • Have at least one year of professional experience in an early childhood education setting.
  • Be flexible, passionate, and risk-taking.
  • Have a college degree in education or a related field, or one in progress.
  • Be ready to make life-long connections to young children and their families.


  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their emotional, social, and physical needs.
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practice and best practice methods at all times.
  • Be warm and nurturing with children.
  • Be a positive role model for all care giving staff and children.
  • Be customer service orientated and professional.


  • Engage children in activities that stimulate their cognitive, social, and physical development.
  • Supervise children for safety.
  • Assist children with activities of daily life.
  • Approach parents daily and speak with them about their child’s day.
  • Help facilitate daily activities, using developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Create and maintain a clean, organized, and safe environment.
  • Establish a professional level of rapport with each family member.
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in implementing curriculum and planning daily activities.
  • Attend and engage in family events and staff events that may occur in evening or weekends.
  • Assist with the completion of daily sheets.
  • Communicate with the Lead Teacher regarding all aspects regarding all aspects of the children’s care as well as classroom management.
  • Maintain a professional image and project the values of TBDC at all times.

Job Site:

Closing Date for Job: Dec 31, 2019

Assistant Teacher, Roseville, MI

Contact Person: Katherine Landini

Job Location

29675 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI 48066

Job Title: Assistant Teacher

We are looking to hire five assistant teachers. We currently have openings in our Infant, mobile infant, transitions, three and fours classrooms for classroom assistants. This job would include but is not limited to the following:

– Assist the lead teacher with lesson planning

– Assist children with meal times

– Assist children in the restroom

– Play cooperatively with children at their level

– Maintain a safe classroom environment

– Be able flexible to move between all our classrooms/work with different age groups

– Be professional

– Develop and maintain professional relationships with staff and parents

– Have flexible working hours.

We are looking to fill these positions immediately. There is a two step interview process with a 90 trial period.

Closing Date for Job: May 05, 2021

Preschool Teacher, Rochester Hills, MI

Contact Person: Anne Porter

Job Location

Somerset Early Childhood Center, Inc.
1385 S Adams Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Job Title: Preschool Teacher (part-time)(Rochester Hills)

NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program seeks part-time preschool teacher, Monday-Friday (8:30-1:00pm), with a possibility of adding afternoons as afternoon enrollment increases, and a full-time preschool teacher. Our school, founded in 1982,has been accredited since 2000. For our 5 year 2018 re-accreditation review, our school received scores of 100+% on all 10 of the criteria categories.

We are looking for a teacher who is motivated to continue to learn, grow and become a long-term colleague in a staff of highly qualified, professional early childhood educators dedicated to providing the best possible EC experience for young children. Our administrators are career EC specialists who strive to maintain a work environment for staff that supports their efforts to grow and to function at their highest level, and that encourages them to have a voice in policy and curriculum development.


  • 4 year college/university degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field is required.
  • Interested applicants with Elementary Education degrees must also have an Early Childhood endorsement and teaching experience with children 4 years of age or younger.

Essential qualities and experience include:

  • A commitment to continuous life-long learning in the area of ECE.
  • A high level of respect for young children.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining a developmentally appropriate, inquiry-focused, project-based classroom.
  • Effective child observation and assessment skills.
  • Early literacy knowledge and experience.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • A desire to make a positive contribution to a highly professional ECE team.

Each of our classrooms has two fully qualified teachers who team-teach together, and plan with a second pair of teachers who are in another classroom at the same developmental level. Working in this program would be an excellent match for the Early Childhood educator or who desires to work with a highly professional team, and is interested in staying current in the areas of research and best practice in Early Childhood Education.

Somerset ECC was founded in 1982 by two ECE professors, one of whom is still active in the management of the school. One of the major factors in the outstanding reputation Somerset enjoys is the quality and longevity of our teaching staff. Two of our eight teachers have been with our school over 20 years and three of the remaining teachers have been with us over seven years. Another important factor in our success is our extremely diverse family population. Every year we have 20-25 different cultures represented among our 120+ children. This mix of cultures and languages contributes a great deal in helping us create a rich and interesting classroom environment where children have essential cultural experiences that will contribute to their future personal and professional interactions. If you are interested in teaching in a school where your ECE skills and knowledge are valued and enhanced, give us a call!

Phone: 248.375.2140

Job Site:

Closing Date for Job: Dec 01, 2019

Lead Preschool Teacher, Walker, MI

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location

2626 Walker Ave NW
Walker, MI 49544

Job Title: Lead Preschool Teacher

Position Overview

Ensures the implementation of the Head Start program is a safe environment for children in accordance with the performance standards by meeting the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child in partnership with parents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: May include but not limited to the following:

Developing Curriculum:
* Develop curriculum and implement developmentally appropriate activities in all Head Start domains according to the individual needs of children as written in daily lesson plans.

* Conduct agency screenings and assessments.
* Responsible for children’s assessment data in online assessment tool.

Classroom Responsibilities:
* Implement positive redirection and behavior guidance.
* Ensures implementation of the designated curriculum, The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool, in alignment with the Agency’s School Readiness Goals.
* Instruct children in practices of personal hygiene and other self help skills.
* Prepare meals and snacks for children.
* Ensure a safe classroom environment.
* Leads classroom activities with support from the Teacher Assistant.
* Provide the teacher supervisor or site supervisor with feedback to use for the on-going evaluation and training of the teacher assistant, substitutes and volunteers.

Working with Parents:
* Empower parents by enhancing parenting skills and parent/child relationships.
* Attend parent meetings to actively support parent participation in program implementation.
* Conduct a minimum of two home visits and two Parent Teacher Conferences per program year.
* May be required to work 1-2 evenings per month.

* Assist in recruitment, enrollment and orientation of Head Start families.

Guidelines and Procedures:
* Responsible for being familiar with the Agency’s school readiness goals and how to apply them to the classroom lesson plans and individualization.

Educational Requirements:

Full Day Classrooms:
Minimum of a Bachelor Degree with stated major in ECE or CD (or) a valid MI teaching certificate with an Early Childhood Education (ZA) endorsement (or) Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement (or) Bachelor Degree with a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours in ECE/CD.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience – Knowledge of and experience with Head Start Performance Standards preferred; knowledge of state of Michigan Licensing rules and regulations, and knowledge of NAEYC accreditation preferred; bi-lingual helpful but not required; must obtain CPR/First Aide at earliest opportunity.

Communication Skills – Must have intermediate level written and oral communication skills with a strong attention to detail; ability to effectively and clearly communicate information and ideas with the willingness to share knowledge, skills, and expertise with others.

Computer Skills – Must have basic computer skills and be knowledgeable of Microsoft office. Must have ability to type 35 words per minute.

Reasoning Ability – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason and restraint even when dealing with emotional topics; ability to adapt to and solve challenging situations applying common sense understanding to all work situations.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Teamwork – Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put the success of team above own interests; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Job Knowledge – Understand the job requirements; communicate effectively as required to do the job.

Safety and Security – Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; organize or schedule tasks to meet deadlines; develop realistic action plans.

Oral Communication – Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Written Communication – Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; adapts writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; ability to read and interpret written information.

Judgment – Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgments; support and explain reasoning for decisions; make timely decisions.

Attendance/Punctuality – Consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities for own actions; keep commitments.

Dependability – Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take reasonability for own actions; keep commitments.

Initiative – Readily volunteer when needed; undertake self-developmental activities; seek increased responsibilities; take independent action and calculated risks; look for and take advantage of opportunities; ask for and offer help when needed.

Professionalism – Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; follow through on commitments.

Job Site:

Closing Date for Job: Nov 06, 2019

Posted 8/27/19

Preschool Lead Teacher, Birmingham, MI

Contact Person: Laura Tinsley

Job Location

Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center
2121 Midvale
Birmingham, MI 48009

Job Title: Preschool Lead Teacher

Job Description:

Come join our school family! We are looking for a loving, nurturing lead teacher to inspire 3 year olds! Work with a team of two assistant teachers in our full-day, licensed and NAEYC accredited center. This position is full time, M-F. We have school year and year round employment opportunities, to start immediately.

Minimum qualification requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or Elementary Education

Single subscriber health benefits and paid leave is available after working probationary period.

Please contact Laura Tinsley, 248-203-5805,

Job site:

Closing Date for Job: Sept. 15, 2020

Assistant Teacher, Preschool, Birmingham, MI

Contact Person: Laura Tinsley

Job Location

Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center
2121 Midvale
Birmingham, MI 48009

Job Title: Assistant Teacher, Preschool

Job Description:

The Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center is looking for assistant teachers for preschool classrooms. Be a part of a great team and make a difference in the lives of young children! This is a full-time position, M-F, 10:00am-5:30pm.

Single subscriber benefits and paid leave time available after probationary working period.

Please contact Laura Tinsley, 248-203-5805,

Job site:

Closing Date for Job: Sept. 30, 2020

Posted 3/14/19

Assistant Caregiver – (Full and Part Time Positions), Baby Acres Early Childhood Care, Ray, MI

Contact Person: Jillian Spano-Mercure

Job Location: 17777 28 Mile Rd
Ray, MI 48096

Job Title: Assistant Caregiver – Full and Part Time Positions Available
State Licensed In-Home Group Childcare

Job Description: We are looking for someone who has a passion for children. We provide a loving and caring environment for children from birth to school age. We are looking for someone who can work well with others and can provide a nurturing environment.

Must meet Child Care Licensing Requirements.
Ability to lift children weighing up to thirty-five pounds
Ability to sit on the floor, bend at waist, kneel and/or stop 75% of the time.
Ability to develop genuine and positive relationships with children.
Ability to facilitate child learning, growth, and achievement.
Regular attendance and reliability is essential.
Infant CPR and First Aid must be up to date.

Phone number: (248) 830-6205

Closing Date for Job: Dec 15, 2019

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