Early Head Start Lead Teacher


Explore your passion for childhood education with us!

Founded in 1988, Child Development Schools is headquartered in Austin, TX operating over 260 childcare centers in 11 states. Our three early childhood education brands are Childcare Network, Sunrise Preschools, and My Small Wonders. We proudly provide quality care and developmental education to over 30,000 children aged six weeks to twelve years.

Childcare Network invites you to join us and build a big career with little learners in a fun, nurturing environment where children are encouraged and guided to thrive. Find fulfillment by nurturing a new generation and join our mission to give every child a great start in life! Starting pay in this area is $11.00 per hour and up.

The Early Head Start Lead Teacher will play an integral role in the success of our center by serving as a positive role model as well as creating meaningful relationships and being a supportive resource for our students, families and their team.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Head Start Performance Standards policies and procedures
  • Plan and maintain a safe, clean, learning environment, and assures the well-being and safety of children in her/his care.
  • Establish a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for families
  • Plan and implement activities with children between the ages of zero and three, with curriculum provided and with Head Start mandated outcomes
  • Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with center staff, volunteers, parents and program specialists in planning and implementing classroom activities
  • Plan and implement daily activities that engage children in literacy, language, and math activities and more

Our Benefits Provide:

  • Discounts up to 50% off childcare tuition
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave
  • Free access to online training
  • Education assistance to pursue your degree
  • 401K plan savings and investment plan with employer contribution


  • Meet the minimum state Early Head Start Lead Teacher quirements for Georgia, which include the ability to pass a background check, holding a High School Diploma with a secondary degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA credential, with training or coursework specifically focusing on infant and toddler development.Experience within a licensed center is a big plus!
  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • 2 years early childhood education experience a plus
  • Understanding of Early Head Start Philosophy
  • Understanding of the principles, practices and current state of child health and nutrition
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must pass a criminal background check

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