Knoxville-Knox County Head Start/Early Head Start

Preschool Teacher

Reference ID : 68246
Location : Knoxville, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The preschool teacher provides a safe and caring learning environment for young children.


  • Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment using appropriate classroom organization, schedules, and routines and effective classroom and child management techniques; provides health and nutrition services for children.
  • Teaches developmentally appropriate learning activities and implements developmentally appropriate learning strategies for young children based on individual needs in order to advance physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development (with specific attention/provision made for children with mental health or special needs).
  • Recruits, trains, and works appropriately with parents in compliance with Parent Involvement/Education Plan and operating policies and procedures; monitors children's attendance and provides follow-up necessary to ensure regular, satisfactory child attendance.
  • Provides transportation services for children and parents consistent with the Transportation Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Directs and supervises classroom aides and volunteers and provides the leadership, training, monitoring, and assistance necessary for satisfactory personnel performance and effective, efficient delivery of Head Start services in compliance with program and personnel policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
  • Demonstrates professional behaviors and work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures, works closely with all Head Start component staff to facilitate integrated service delivery, and completes special assignments from supervisor.


  • Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development
  • Professional experience working with preschool children
  • Physical ability to work with young children; up and down on floor, on and off buses, on playground, lifting up to 50 lbs. to carry a child, move furniture, etc.
  • Verifiable work history; Social Security Card and/or work permit
  • COVID-19 Immunization
  • Drivers License, ability to obtain TN drivers license and ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
  • Applicant to be at least 25 year of age (DOT requirement to obtain the school bus endorsement for the CDL)
  • Criminal background checks (fingerprint, vulnerable persons registry, etc.)

Nice To Haves


  • Over three weeks of paid leave for winter break, spring break, holidays, etc.
  • Sick Leave
  • Free health insurance for the individual
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free life insurance equivalent to one's salary
  • Retirement contributions by the employer equivalent to 6% of one's salary after one year of employment
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Training to update and renew skills 

Administered by Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC).

CAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  

Salary : $19.29 to $23.50/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Knoxville, TN

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