Job Title:

Head Start Teacher


United Children and Family Head Start

Job Description/ Duties:

The teacher is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the classroom, including planning, carrying out activities and maintaining a classroom environment that is nurturing, consistent, supportive and developmentally appropriate; individualizes learning experiences for children and fully engages parents in the program. Supervises children, classroom, volunteers and assistant teachers, makes home visits, and conducts parent-teacher conferences.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Ensure compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Regulations; Implement program plans, policies and procedures for providing education and early childhood development services; Put into practice theories and sound principles of early childhood and adult education; Administer developmental screenings and ongoing assessments of each child; Arrange classroom environment to accommodate a variety of children’s needs and strengths, and to stimulate learning across all domains or development: social, emotional, cognitive and physical; Provide an environment of acceptance that supports and respects gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition; Develop and implement lesson plans that are consistent with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and school readiness goals; Be inclusive of children with disabilities and implementing the child’s individual education plan (IEP); Regularly and continually observe and record children’s behavior and progress in order to help in the design of activities that support individual development levels; Provide a balanced daily program of child-initiated and adult-directed activities including individual and small group activities, both indoor and outdoors; Review and analyze data on child outcomes; Embrace the role of the parent as the primary educator of the child and promote attachment between parent and child; Involve parents in transition activities; Keep other agency staff informed of child issues; Maintain child files utilizing computerized child tracking system; Maintain confidentiality of information; Assist with recruitment and enrollment of children.


Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with two or more years of classroom experience in an early childhood environment. Must be physically capable of performing duties of the classification; must be able to read, write and communicate in Standard English; demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Effective Teaching Practices; Content Area Domain; Theories of Child Development and Early Learning; Learning Environments; Observation, Analysis, Planning and Documentation; Professionalism/Leadership; and Computer Proficiency.


Salary: $19.43 – $21.98
Health, Vision, Dental, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K

Employer Info:

How to Apply:

Send letter of interest, resume and three (3) references to:

United Children and Family Head Start
9641 Harper Avenue
Detroit, MI 48213
ATTN: Human Resources Manager

Official Transcript will be required, if offered position.
No telephone calls.