Capital Area Community Services Inc. Head Start
  • Lansing, MI, USA
  • Full Time

CACS, Inc. Head Start and Early Childhood Programs is now hiring for Preschool Teacher Assistants! This is an immediate opening.

Preschool Teacher Assistants work full-time and may work full or part year!  Our program operates both single session 7 hour classrooms and double session 3.5 hour classrooms. Children in the Head Start program are between 3-5 years of age.

Teacher Assistants hired for a GSRP blended classroom must possess a CDA or AA-ECE at the time of hire.

Responsibilities include:

  • Weekly lesson planning (including individualization) with Creative Curriculum
  • Assessing the developmental progress of children through Teaching Strategies Gold
  • Providing guidance and support to teaching team (Teacher, Classroom Assistant)
  • Home Visits, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Family Fun Nights, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) activities
  • Working with cross functional team to prepare children for Kindergarten success

To be successful in this role, you must possess:

  • High school diploma and possess a Child Development Associate (CDA) or be enrolled in a CDA credential program or associate degree program that will be completed within 2 years
  • 1 year of experience working in an early childhood education setting
  • A POSITIVE attitude! Must be fun to work with!

Why employees at CACS, Inc. say they LOVE coming to work:

  • "Coming to work every day is like a new learning experience. I truly enjoy working with children and being a role model in their lives. I appreciate my job and that is why I come back."
  • "The children!  If I am having a bad day, one hug from one of my children and it makes it all worth it."
  • "We are family we work together to better the families we work for.  CACS, Inc. respects us and the work we do."
  • "I think it is great that the staff, family advocates and supervisors work together with children, parents and staff."
  • "We have snow days!"
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