Early Head Start Assistant Teacher


Join Us as an Early Head Start Assistant Teacher and Shape the Future of Early Childhood Education!

At Childcare Network , we're not just offering jobs; we're inviting you to join a dynamic movement that's shaping the future. We're a tight-knit community committed to empowering children and families across 11 states, providing top-notch developmental education for ages six weeks to twelve years. As we embark on a journey of cultural transformation within our schools and our approach to Early Childhood Education, we're searching for passionate educators and leaders to join us in redefining childcare. Our mission is clear: to tackle the challenges facing families and educators head-on, while fostering a culture of innovation, integrity, and collaboration at every turn. With over 30,000 children under our care, we're dedicated to creating an environment where every child can thrive, supported by compassionate educators.

Why Choose Us?

Joining Childcare Network is an opportunity for you to make a meaningful impact while enjoying a comprehensive package of benefits and rewards:

  • Compensation Package: Starting pay at our schools in your area is $13.00 per hour . Remember, these figures are just a starting point. Our directors carefully consider your experience, credentials, & education, as well as the specific needs of each school when determining compensation.
  • Family-Centered Benefits: Receive 50% off tuition for your children! Plus, gain exclusive access to PerkSpot for savings on major brands and services.
  • Investment in Your Growth: Access up to $5,250 in tuition reimbursement and tailored professional development opportunities. Benefit from coaching, mentoring, and ongoing development initiatives to enhance your skills!
  • Prioritizing Well-being: Full time employees e njoy 9 Company Paid Holidays and 8 days of PTO to focus on self-care and recharge when needed.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: We offer a full suite of employee benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance, and Short- & Long-Term Disability to full-time employees .


Your Role as an Early Head Start Assistant Teacher:

We're looking for enthusiastic educators , like YOU, to assist the Lead Teacher, ensuring our classroom activities align with Head Start Performance Standards . Your role will be to assist in facilitating learning centers, providing support for individual and small group instruction, modeling interactive play, assisting students with technology use, and promoting good nutrition practices during meal and snack times. You'll contribute to maintaining a safe, clean learning environment, fostering strong relationships with families based on mutual trust and respect, and collaborating closely with center staff, volunteers, and parents. Your duties will also include assisting with timely and accurate completion of paperwork, such as home visit forms, parent/teacher conference forms, lesson plans, and transition forms, and preparing materials needed for classroom instruction. Your efforts will support the well-being and developmental success of the children in our care !


You Might Be the Perfect Fit if You:

  • Meet the minimum state assistant teacher requirements for Kentucky, which involve holding a High School Diploma or its equivalent and the Commonwealth Childcare Credential - Education in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and experience within a licensed center are a big plus!
  • Have genuine empathy and understanding of children's needs and development.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibit flexibility and adaptability to meet community needs and respond to changing circumstances.
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of working with children.

We value and welcome your application, regardless of whether you meet every listed qualification. Your unique skills and experiences matter to us. Even if this role isn't right for you, applying allows us to contact you for future opportunities.

Ready to Join Us?

We believe every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

If you're ready to take on a challenge and make a positive impact on the lives of children, we encourage you to apply today. Together, we can create a brighter future for our children and communities.

Want to learn more about Child Development Schools? We're always looking for nurturing, innovative, and dedicated individuals to join us and explore their passion for child care and early education. Please click to join our Talent Network so we can keep in touch about other current and future opportunities!