Head Start Preschool Teacher ($500 hiring incentive)

  • Full Time
  • Saint Paul
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $21.71

Website Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties

Hiring Incentive of $500 will be paid to new CAPRW Head Start staff whose start date is from Oct 1, 2021- January 3, 2022 and who complete their 6 month probationary period. Current CAPRW staff are not eligible to receive the hiring incentive.

Job Summary:

Come for the children ~ value the cultural diversity ~ engage in the holistic service approach ~ and contribute your skills and creativity to making a difference!! Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties is the second largest Head Start program in the state and serves more than 1500 children and their families each year. We are looking for teachers with passion who want to create learning experiences, and support and work with both the children and their families to help them achieve their full potential through high-quality child development and family support services. Excellent working environment includes:

  • Work with underprivileged children; multi-cultural environment
  • Family support – guaranteed parent involvement
  • Salary increase at 6 months and 12 months (upon successful completion of probationary period).
  • Training and tuition assistance


Essential Functions (Not All Inclusive):

  • Provide comprehensive services for children three to five years of age maintaining compliance of the program’s guidelines and performance standards (including MN Rule 3, Child & Adult Care Food Program), and strictly adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality and ethics when working with children, parents and peers.
  • Responsible for integrating the curriculum by creating lesson plans, developing individual learning plans to meet the needs of children, including observing, assessing, and documenting children’s progress.
  • Undergo annual classroom observations (CLASS) that measure effective Teacher and child interactions, providing useful data to drive improvement. Observation scores must meet federal established guidelines.
  • Obtain and maintain the program’s assessment tool certification (TSGOLD) within established program deadlines.
  • Promotes parent participation in all areas of the Head Start Program. Communicates opportunities such as volunteer opportunities in the classroom, center meetings and events, Parent Education activities, community events and resources, Policy Council and Advisory committees.
  • Responsible for maintaining children’s classroom files and program database (daily attendance and meal count, home visits, conferences) children’s tracking log, monthly reports, health and safety logs, separation log, accident reports, and all mandated reporting documentation of suspected child abuse.
  • Ensures appropriate health and safety practices by conducting the children’s daily informal health checks.
  • Participates in emergency drills.
  • Designs a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment ensuring active supervision is maintained at all times. Inspects the classroom, indoor and outdoor space daily ensuring that materials are safe and removing or repairing unsafe equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining active supervision of children, providing ongoing communication with parents including home visits, parent conferences and other events.



  • AA/AS/AAS Degree in Early Childhood Education or a degree in a related field with coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education required.
  • BA/BS Degree in Early Childhood Education or a degree in a related field with coursework equivalent preferred.
  • Must meet current educational requirements as specified in the Head Start Act.
  • Required to provide transcripts
  • Six months experience in an early childhood setting required
  • Experience with Early Childhood Special Education preferred
  • Head Start experience preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation on a daily basis is required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass pre-placement Head Start physical exam.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and react to the demands of active 3-5 year olds.
  • Must be able to relate to and communicate effectively with varied socio-economic and multi-ethnic groups and/or individuals.


Department: Head Start


  • AA $21.71/Hr or $22.27/Hr (Bilingual)
  • BA $21.82 Hr or $22.38/Hr (Bilingual)
  • MA $21.93/Hr or $22.50/Hr (Bilingual)

Languages: Spanish, Somali, Nepali, or Karen preferred

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 Hours/Week or Seasonal (9-10 Months/Year)

Posting Dates: 11/9/2021-11/22/2021


Community Action offers excellent benefits including generous paid time off (PTO),14 paid holidays, health, dental & life insurance, retirement, employee discount programs and more.

Background Checks:

Community Action conducts criminal background checks at the time of hire. Some positions require additional fingerprint and photo verification. Not all backgrounds are a barrier to employment.


Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.