Assistant Teacher, Head Start

Job Type

Full Time




418 S Washington St
United States


Position Summary

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for creating, maintaining and managing an engaging, warm, and challenging learning environment for young children. The Assistant Teacher, alongside the classroom Teacher, collaborates with all staff to facilitate the utilization of needed services to the children and their families. This person is responsible for keeping accurate reports and forms on each child, and guaranteeing that all of the necessary forms are completed and properly maintained. The Assistant Teacher assumes the role of the Teacher in the Teacher’s absence.

Primary Responsibilities

Early Childhood Education Services

  • Enters child observations into the Teaching Strategies Gold database system on a weekly basis.
  • Participates in data meetings to review child outcome data.
  • Seeks parent involvement in planning culturally and linguistically responsive activities.
  • Plans and implements developmentally appropriate activities designed to promote school readiness and support learning through daily routine (i.e. lesson planning).
  • Supplies and/or suggests materials to enhance the learning activities.

Building Effective Relationships with Families

  • Develops and maintains meaningful, productive relationships with families.
  • Participates in scheduled home visits with families.
  • Promotes parents' overall involvement and participation in program governance.
  • Promotes family involvement in agency-wide activities (e.g., health fairs, festivals, other activities).
  • Encourages and welcomes family engagement in the daily program.

Supporting Comprehensive Services

  • Works collaboratively with other agencies to help meet the needs of families in the program.
  • Works in collaboration with other program staff and consultants to monitor, track, and coordinate services for children and parents.


  • Maintains education/licensing file on each child in the classroom.
  • Assists in maintenance of licensing requirements, as determined by VDSS.
  • Performs other duties requested by the Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED-Equivalent and CDA or equivalent, or currently enrolled in a program leading to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree.
  • All candidates must have at minimum one (1) year experience working with children under five years old.
  • Familiarity with data entry systems (e.g. COPA, Child Plus).
  • Must be willing to pursue classes in Early Childhood Education, as required by the program.
  • Must be willing to participate in cross-cultural training to work with families in need of various forms of assistance.
  • Strong written, verbal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to establish supportive relationships with staff and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to utilize basic office equipment.
  • Ability to work within a team environment as a cooperative and supportive team member.
  • Ability to sit on floor and lift children up to 40 lbs.


Benefits include generous medical, dental and vision plans. Company-provided Short and Long-Term Disability and AD&D Insurance. The Campagna Center pays Life Insurance premiums for Employee, Spouse and Children. We also offer a 403 (b) retirement savings plan.

This is a 10-Month position.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to