Job Title:

Teacher Assistant- Early Head Start


Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

Center Name:

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

Employment Type:


Job Description/ Duties:

# of Open Positions: 3

Location: Various locations in Wayne County, MI
Salary Grade: 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: Part -Time
Benefits: Yes
Hours per Week: 30
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Reporting to: Early Head Start Manager
Recommended Start Date: June 1, 2017


To support and assist in the planning and provision of a program of educational activities that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. Assist in developing individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on progress, and facilitating transition into Head Start or other educational school settings in partnership with parents. 

Essential Functions

  • Assist in planning and carrying out developmentally age-appropriate activities and experiences for infant and toddlers that advance  all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical) based on the High/Scope Infant/ Toddler Curriculum.
  • Assist in planning and implementing daily lesson plans under the supervision of the Site Manager/Teacher.
  • Assist individual children in need of special attention and care, including changing diapers, toilet learning, feeding, and other attending to other special needs.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a safe, inviting, and accepting environment for infant and toddlers and their parents.
  • Assist in maintaining appropriate and engaging classroom environments and actively be involved with children throughout the daily routine including the incorporation of positive, nurturing adult/child interactions that foster children’s social and academic development and learning as assessed.  Assist in setting up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
  • Direct specific classroom activities and experiences for individual children as assigned by the Teacher.
  • Assist in setting up environment (classroom, outdoor) and preparing materials for daily activities.
  • Assist in supporting a safe, healthy, well-managed classroom environment that ensures the physical safety and emotional security of children. Assist with daily clean up and care of classroom.
  • Work with teachers as a team to plan for each child’s progress through a developmental screening skill checklist, parent input, support strategies, and interactions. Assist in the daily on-going assessment of children through the taking of anecdotal notes, scoring them and entering the information into On-line COR.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood; or enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood or related field with 12 credit hours in Early Childhood completed preferred; or
  • Minimum of a current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
  • Minimum of 6 credits in infant/toddler coursework or CDA infant/toddler certification for Early Head Start.
  • Experience working with infants/toddlers and families preferred.
  • Ability to work with children with disabilities.


Tuition Reimbursement
401(k) with matching

Employer Info:

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position and you meet the minimum requirements, please visit to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.


Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.