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Teacher – Defiance Head Start

Join our Head Start family as the lead teacher in a classroom that conduct classroom activities and instruction for 3-5 year olds. You will have the opportunity to enhance children’s growth and development in all areas including: physical, cognitive, social/emotional, language, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, art, and English language acquisition.

The Teacher has two assigned assistants who they will work with to:

  • Create and implement lesson plans following standard curriculum, and utilizing creative activities, field trips, speakers, and other classroom experiences to achieve educational objectives.
  • Establish and maintain physical setup of classroom and assure a safe, clean and healthy environment so that children are able to effectively and safely interact with their surroundings.
  • Set-up new learning centers and rotate learning materials bi-weekly.  Maintain and operate center according to ODJFS Licensing rules
  • Demonstrate appropriate standards of personal health, safety and behavior management. (use of bathroom facilities, tooth-brushing, classroom and meal-time manners, etc.)

Schedule: 40 hours per week

Starting Wage:  $16.00/hr (Associates Degree) – $18.30/hr (Bachelors Degree)

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement plan with an agency 6% match
  • Accruals earned: Personal and Vacation time
  • Paid for all Federal holidays
  • Summers off; no weekends


  • An associate, bachelor, or advanced degree that includes 18 hours of coursework equivalent to a major relating to ECE
  • Experience teaching preschool children
  • Stand for periods of time while working in a preschool environment


  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance and be insurable through NOCAC’s vehicle insurance carrier.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing job requirements as specified by the funding source and/or NOCAC policy including: background screening, drug/alcohol screening, and employment physical.
  • Must maintain professional boundaries, ethics and confidentiality; be sensitive to the needs of low-income individuals and be able to work with individuals of all cultural backgrounds and ages.

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