• Full Time
  • Tomah, WI
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Deadline to Apply: July 31, 2018
Location: Tomah, WI
Status: Full time, 40 hours per week, summer layoff
Start Date: July 31, 2018
Wage Rate: $22.09 / hour

Minimum Requirement-Bachelor’s Degree with Early Childhood experience. Preferred Requirement-Individual with current or pending teaching license. Benefits to include health insurance, paid personal leave time, and paid holidays.


Assists families with referral to local agencies for special educational evaluations, preparation and participation in IEP Team meetings and assist in placement decisions;
Refers families to local service agencies when additional services/support are needed;
Empower parents as the child’s first teacher;
Educate families on the importance of family engagement in school readiness;
Required to complete at least two parent conferences and two home visits per year with each family;
Plan and attend center monthly parent committee meetings;
Completes developmental and social-emotional screenings on children within 45 days after enrollment;
Implements Active Supervision in classroom to ensure safe environments for all children;
Support the goals of the curriculum by planning and establishing distinct and child-accessible; learning centers and changing materials intentionally;
Exhibits an understanding of Head Start School Readiness outcomes by incorporating them into their own teaching practice, lesson planning, and classroom set-up;
Ensures the availability of necessary developmental program materials;
Meets with families to discuss child’s development and progress; develops child and family goals;
Documents and reports instances of suspected and/or known child abuse as required by law;
Follows Head Start and USDA nutrition guidelines;
Recruits required number of children for enrollment and obtains family income data;
Plans and facilitates Head Start Center Parent Orientation;
Works directly with children, ages 3-5 years, supervising their individual and group learning, indoor and outdoor play activities, field trips, music and art, hygiene and nutrition programs;
Assesses educational and emotional development of each child and, in cooperation with parents;
Designs an educationally comprehensive program to meet the individual needs of children enrolled;
Plans each day’s activities to fulfill the overall program requirements;

Solicits and trains parent volunteers for the center;
Completes monthly reports required by funding and licensing authorities;
Supervises and evaluates performance of teacher assistant;
Assess daily classroom and transportation schedules;
Attends staff meetings, in-service training, etc.;
Required to substitute in co-worker classrooms in the event of staff absences;
Maintains center cleanliness and order;
Assures compliance with state and federal codes;
Maintains good relationships with other community agencies and partners; and
Other duties as required.

Additional Info:

The Head Start Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the daily educational and social activities of the preschool children enrolled in the Head Start Center. The work also requires direct contact with the parents to involve them in planning and cooperating with the Head Start program. The teacher directly supervises Head Start Center personnel such as teacher assistant. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Child & Family Services Manager(s) and within guidelines established by federal and state agencies

Application Instructions:

REQUIRED application materials are available at HeadStartCouleeRegion.com under Employment tab or by calling the Head Start Administrative office (608)785-2070. All Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license & proof of auto insurance.

This agency manages centers in La Crosse, Onalaska, Tomah, Sparta, & Westby. Head Start Child & Family Development Centers, Inc. is an EOE.