Head Start Teacher- $3,000 sign on bonus

11th Apr 2023
  • full time
  • Anywhere

CHILD, Inc. is seeking Full-Time Preschool Teachers.  School Year and Full Year positions available.

CHILD, Inc. is a private, non-profit early education and care program providing comprehensive services and supports to low-income families with children six weeks to five years in Kent County, RI including: Head Start, Early Head Start, RI Pre-K, Extended Day Child Care, and Mental Health Services. Interested candidates must be available and flexible to work at any one of our four locations.


  • Follow philosophy, policies and procedures of CHILD, Inc.
  • Demonstrate positivity, flexibility, punctuality and dependable attendance.
  • Demonstrate respect for diverse family practices, languages, cultures and traditions.
  • Demonstrate strengths-based partnerships with families to support children’s school readiness.
  • Demonstrate acceptance of all children, and support an inclusive learning environment.
  • Assure for the health and safety of all children.
  • Utilize knowledge of child development and early learning to provide responsive, supportive and engaging interactions.
  • Prepare and implement curriculum plans to facilitate school readiness outcomes.
  • Conduct ongoing child assessment practices to monitor development and learning, and inform teaching practices.
  • Conduct home visits and family conferences, after hours as needed.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and in-service trainings during and after hours, including college-level courses, as required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum of Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field, with approved/equivalent coursework. *Bachelor’s degree preferred. Transcripts will be required.
  • Strong knowledge of research-based indicators of high-quality practices and systems in the field of early childhood. Professional references will be verified.
  • Demonstrated experience in early education and care setting, with strong verbal and written communication skills and proficient computer skills. Professional references will be verified.
  • Appropriate RIELDS certificate(s), or ability to obtain. Copy will be required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and community partners.
  • Ability to problem solve, handle crises, and function independently.
  • Valid RI driver’s license and an insured vehicle. Proof of insurance will be required.
  • Knowledge of The Creative Curriculum highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate assessment practices highly preferred.
  • Bilingual candidates strongly urged to apply.

Job Type:  40 hours; Full Year/52 weeks or School Year/44 weeks

Starting Hourly Wage:  $23.96-$28.42 dependent on credentials and experience.

$3,000 sign on bonus – CHILD, Inc. is offering a two-step sign on bonus equaling $3,000 for external applicants.  $1,000 will be paid after successful completion of 90 days and an additional $2,000 after successful completion of 6 months of employment. 

CHILD, Inc. provides all full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package.


  • Free individual health and dental coverage.  Family coverage available through payroll deduction.
  • Eligible to participate in CHILD, Inc.’s 403(b) Individual Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program.
  • CHILD, Inc. contributes 5% to Group Retirement Annuity plan with no required employee match.
  • 15 days Paid Time Off for new employees for vacation, sick, family or personal use.
  • 15 paid holidays.
  • Mileage reimbursement.

How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter ahall@childincri.org.

To apply for this job email your details to ahall@childincri.org