Capital Area Community Services Inc. Head Start
  • Lansing, MI, USA
  • 16.70-17.55
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance is available after 60 days, Generous paid time off. Retirement plan contribution match.

Job Summary

Provide children with a rich learning environment and varied experiences based upon their developmental level to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. Screen and assess children for development of appropriate programming and referrals. Communicate with parents regarding their child's progress and involve family members in the classroom program. Maintain compliance with requirements and standards, including required documentation. The rate of pay for a Teacher with an Associates degree is $16.70 per hour, the rate of pay for a Teacher with a Bachelors is $17.13 per hour and the rate of pay for a Teacher with a Masters is $17.55.



Teacher I (Associate's Degree)

Teacher II (Bachelor's Degree)

Teacher III (Master's Degree)


A minimum of one year of related experience in education or child development is preferred

Position Duties/Responsibilities

Establish a classroom learning environment that provides a rich array of learning opportunities based upon the developmental levels of the children and is clean, safe, and attractive. Maintain an environment that is conducive to learning. Engage in active supervision at all times. Plan classroom activities that are culturally sensitive that involve and challenge children with disabilities and at all developmental levels.

Develop an ongoing weekly individualization plan for each child based on needs and strengths identified through screening, assessment, with input from specialists and parents.

Conduct and manage required child assessments, anecdotal notes, documentation and reporting of child outcomes, IEP's, developmental screenings, etc.

Supervise all meal and snack service/activities following CACFP guidelines.

Develop and implement written weekly lesson plans and provide an organized program according to the identified curriculum.

Submit assessments, home visits, and paperwork for all departments on time.

Maintain child records, lesson plans, and inventory of equipment and materials.

Assure that parent and volunteer in-kind forms are completed and submitted in a timely manner.

Provide leadership and training to other classroom staff.

Communicate regularly with supervisor regarding any changes in classroom activities, child's status, work schedule, supply and equipment needs, or any issues or concerns.

Complete at least two home visits and two parent-teacher conferences per year, per child, to involve parents in understanding their child's developmental needs and progress, and to identify other child and family needs.

Communicate with the Family Advocate on a regular basis related to full classroom enrollment and consistent attendance.

Work in a team environment with other teachers and support staff to achieve educational goals and to provide high quality comprehensive programming.

Assist in planning, supporting, and executing parent and family events or trainings such as Family Activity Nights, FSC trainings, Family Fun Nights, etc. Assist with parent engagement efforts and activities and encourage family participation in the program.

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