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Head Start Lead Teacher

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

***$500 Sign-on Bonus***

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

Overview of Position

We are looking to add a few exceptional Early Childhood Educators to our Head Start team. If you are passionate about positively impacting the lives of our most vulnerable children and their families we may be the perfect fit. Successful candidates, with support from our Education Manager, will provide rich learning experiences for preschool children using research-based methods. Don’t pass up this opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.

Position Responsibilities

  • Create an engaging learning environment in which all children can experience success
  • Provide whole group and individualized learning experiences using Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach and other relevant curricula
  • Engage in on-going, authentic assessment using Teaching Strategies Gold
  • Provide guidance and leadership to the classroom team
  • Support families to have a positive impact on their child’s growth and development


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with 30 credits in Early Childhood Education (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with preschool age children.  Previous Head Start experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to utilize online data systems.

Employment Screening

Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.

Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and childcare licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency’s automobile insurance carrier.

Sign-on Bonus: Now offering a $500 sign-on bonus! To be eligible for the sign-on bonus, applicants must have started their position on or after 7/12/2021 or have accepted a position no later than 8/31/2021. The Sign-on bonus will be structured in two, gross, equal lump sum payments. The first payment of $250 will be issued after the 90-day introductory period is completed. The second payment of $250 will be issued after successful completion of 180 days. CAPSC reserves the right to withhold sign-on bonus payments due to potential job performance concerns.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to

Salary Range:


Job Location:

Dover, Rochester and Farmington

Date Added: July 14, 2021

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