What experience and degrees/certifications are needed to get a Head Start job?

The required credentials vary by position, and in some cases by agency. Most teaching positions with Head Start and Early Head Start agencies in Detroit require at minimum a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate, a child care and development associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate Nationally

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Where can I get early childhood education training?

The following Southeast Michigan Institutions offer early childhood education training: University of Michigan – Flint Mott Community College St. Clair Community College Macomb Community College Schoolcraft Community College Madonna University Marygrove College Wayne State University Wayne County Community College University of Michigan – Dearborn Henry Ford Community College Baker College Monroe Community College Washtenaw Community

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How do I find a job? What’s the hiring process?

More than eight agencies provide Early Head Start and Head Start services locally. Each program’s hiring process varies, but generally, agencies follow these steps: The job announcement is shared. You can find career opportunities in a variety of ways, including on this website, on Head Start agency websites, and online job boards. Resumes are screened.

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