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Head Start Preschool Teacher

Southern NH Services

Come work for Head Start and advance your career in early childhood education!

Head Start Teachers:

  1. Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment. Develop trusting relationships with the children and families by creating a positive, nurturing environment; encourage the involvement of families and support the development of relationships between children and families.
  2. Plan and implement daily learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, their understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and science, their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

SNHS Head Start offers:

  • Classroom support including available on-site coaching
  • Technology to implement curriculum and assessment
  • Four training days per year; additional professional development opportunities including workshops or coursework for credit
  • Generous compensation package including
    • Competitive hourly rate
    • Health, dental & vision insurance plans
    • Retirement program with a 10% employer contribution after one year
    • Paid vacation, sick leave, all major holidays
    • Agency Employee Assistance Program
    • Staff wellness program
    • Staff member discounts and savings through State Early Learning Alliance of NH (SELA)
  • Opportunities for Advancement

The candidate will be at least 21years of age and have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field with a minimum of 6 courses in ECE/Child Development (one of which must be Child Growth and Development). Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred.  

Physical Requirements:

In the SNHS, Inc. Child Development program, a teacher should expect to:

  1. Kneel to address children at eye level.
  2. Be able to demonstrate motor activities that may include running, hopping, jumping, dancing, and full body motions.
  3. Be able to run after a child in peril.
  4. Lift children in emergencies.
  5. Nurture children who may need consoling in the case of challenging behaviors.
  6. Get on the ground with children in case of fire and help them crawl to safety.
  7. Sometimes get kicked or hit accidentally during exuberant play.

The Teacher has primary responsibility for the overall health and safety of the infants, toddlers/ preschoolers in the program.  S/He works as a member of the classroom team in forming trusting relationships with the children and families, developing lesson plans, ongoing assessment, and general classroom management.

How to Apply:

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Full-year and School-year positions available!

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SNHS is an Equal Opportunity Employee

Salary Range:

$16.10 - $18.05 per hour based on education & experience

Job Location:


Date Added: July 19, 2019

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