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Early Head Start Teacher

Department: Education 0-3
Location: Madison, WI

BENEFITS: Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 4% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, worker’s compensation insurance, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year 
Location: East Madison Floats
Req #:  441, 426

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year 
Location: GB Arbor Hills
Req #:  435

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year
Schedule: M-F 9:30-6:30 pm 
Location: GB Arbor Hills Floats
Req #: 290, 298

The Early Head Start Teacher will plan, design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for enrolled children, serve as primary child care provider for children 0 to 3 years old enrolled in Reach Dane infant / toddler centers, and provide supervision, performance feedback and scheduling for reporting staff. The Early Head Start Teacher will comply with all licensing and Early Head Start Program Performance Standards, follow families’ cultural values and practices in caring for their children, exhibit respect for parents and reinforce their vital role as the primary educator of their children, and assure licensing requirements are met and that the environment is clean and safe. Act as a positive liaison between community agencies, providing services to children and guidance to families.


  • Partner with teaching teams, accepting guidance to provide daily classroom activities utilizing Head Start Program Performance Standards

  • Plan and implement appropriate activities for children ages 0 to 3 years old that foster their cognitive emotional and physical growth

  • Minimum educational requirement of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field that includes 18 credits in Early Childhood Education / Development. Coursework specific to Infant and Toddler Development is required.

  • Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily classroom activities, and adapt to the individuals needs of children

  • Provide a safe, healthy and compliant environment for supervision, development and learning

  • Establish and implement daily lesson plan; prepare and implement age-appropriate developmental experiences and school readiness learning activities; supervise children in the classroom

  • Implements agency approved curriculum that includes knowledge and skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework’s five essential domains: language and literacy development, cognition and general knowledge, approaches to learning, physical well-being and motor development, and social emotional development; Complying with all licensing

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Bilingual, particularly Spanish and/or Hmong is desirable

  • Working with young children and diverse populations is required

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