Lead Teacher-Head Start
The Lead Teacher – Head Start Program is responsible for the planning, supervision and implementation of a developmentally appropriate early childhood program, and meeting the social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of young children in the Head Start Program.
Associate Teacher-Head Start
The Associate Teacher – Head Start assists the lead teacher in the general daily classroom activities which may include planning activities, preparing materials, and interacting and encouraging students through problem solving, exploration, and experiments.
Classroom Support-Head Start
The Classroom Support Staff will assist the Lead and Associate teachers in providing a high quality learning environment for children ages 3-5 years old in the Head Start program. The Classroom Support Staff maintains ratios of adults to children so that there are a minimum of two Head Start staff members in classrooms at all times. Classroom Support Staff may help students transition to and from buses and assist during lunch time and naptime. Classroom Support staff support the instruction and interaction of children in the classroom to promote comprehensive school readiness in all domains.
Behavior Health Associate
The Behavior Health Associate assists the Behavior Health Manager in providing services to children in the program. The Behavior Health Associate works with classroom staff to assist in implementing behavior strategies and differentiated instructional strategies with children in the Head Start program.
Family Literacy Facilitator
The Family Literacy Facilitator is responsible for recruiting, enrolling, and serving families and children in the
National Center for Family Learning (NCFL) pilot program. The Family Literacy Facilitator will assist in planning the families learning model, embedded in the Head Start program. The Family Literacy Facilitator will maintain an open, friendly, professional relationship with all staff and families and will participate in continuous quality improvement activities that strengthen the program and outcomes for families. The facilitator will develop program goals and strategies that align with the early childhood pillars of the NCFL Family Learning model: adult education and literacy, education, Parent Time, Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®, and family service learning.
The Disabilities Coordinator assures that children with IEPs are provided with appropriate services in Head Start. The Disabilities Coordinator is a liaison between the local school district Special Education staff and the Head Start children and staff. The Disabilities Coordinator will provide coaching to Head Start staff on how to adapt the school environment and routines to meet the needs of the child with disabilities. The Disabilities Coordinator will also assist in the process of identifying students who may require special education or other supportive services.