Reference ID: 3374
Location: Newport, VT
Category: Education/Training
Job Type: Full Time



LICENSED TEACHER: Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of young children? Then you are the person we are looking for to work in a team teaching situation in the NEKCA Newport 2 Head Start classroom (40 hrs/wk, 42 wks/yr). Position requirements: ability to plan and implement age appropriate activities for 3-5 year old children in a classroom setting. Communicate information in the areas of Health, Nutrition, Family/Community Partnerships and Education. Willingness and ability to function in a team effort, basic computer skills a must, keep meaningful and objective records and maintain confidentiality. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related education field, VT educator’s license with Early Childhood Endorsement and experience working with young children.  

To apply, send cover letter, resume and 3 references to email below; FAX to 802-334-5249 or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.


Responsibilities Include:

·        Carry out duties in compliance with HS Performance Standards, Content Area Plans, Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations for Center-based Child Care and Preschool Programs and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

·        Teachers join children in all settings, observing and engaging them in conversations at eye level to extend and deepen children’s learning

·        Attend to the personal care needs of all children in the center

·        Maintain accurate, up-to-date files on assigned children

·        Participate in planning and implementation of registration activities

·        Complete developmental screening within 45 days of child entering the program and incorporate information into weekly planning, classroom set up, and home visits

·        Complete Family Mealtime Patterns within 45 days of child entering the program. Update in the spring during 2nd home visit.

·        Develop and implement classroom curriculum through age-appropriate activities that include organized learning areas allowing a variety of choices each day based on child and family’s needs, interests, culture, home language, and assessment information

·        Staff will document all child development, health, and disability delivery of services and follow-up

·        Encourage and document parent/guardian partnership in their child’s learning experience and their family’s Head Start experience

·        Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Health Plans as requested

·        In partnership with parents/guardians, Center Manager, Children’s Services Managers and CAMs, initiate and document referral process to appropriate agencies/providers based on developmental concerns

·        In partnership with families and appropriate community agencies/providers, participate in and ensure documentation of team meetings, evaluation processes, and development of individualized plans

·        Assist in implementing Individual Education Plans for children with special needs

·        Participate in Classroom Teacher meetings and In-services and incorporate relevant knowledge and skills into practice

·        Be aware of indicators of child abuse and neglect and comply with Vermont Mandated Reporter Law and program Child Protection Protocol

·        Ensure that equipment, toys, and furniture are stored in a safe and orderly fashion and sanitized per child care licensing regulations


Minimum Requirements Include:

•Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with coursework in Early Childhood Education required

•Vermont Educator’s License with Early Childhood Endorsement

•Experience working with young children in a group setting

•Work effectively as a team member

•Sufficient transportation to meet job requirements

•Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification within six months of employment

•Effective written and oral communication skills

•Maintain confidentiality

•Commitment to be actively engaged in a continuing process of professional development


Health & Dental Insurance

Life & Accidental Death Insurance

Long Term Disability

Supplemental Insurance Options

Employee Assistance Program

Wellness Initiatives

Pension Plan (SEP)




Sick / Family Leave

Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Education/Training
Location: Newport, VT