Careers in Teaching Head Start
A Rewarding Role Where You Can Make A Big Difference.
How Head Start Allows You to Be Your Best
- You'll have the opportunity to make a greater impact with low student to teacher ratios
- Your classrooms are always well stocked and resourced; no buying your own supplies
- You'll work in clean classrooms with robust security and stringent safety standards
- You'll be supported by colleagues whose experience, education and background meet the same high-standards as your own
Early Head Start Teacher*
As an Early Head Start Teacher, you will provide active learning by planning and implementing developmentally appropriate individualized experiences and creating a safe and nurturing environment in which 0 to 3-year-old children can enhance their development and skills. You will also plan and participate in parent education, parent involvement, and family support activities. As an Early Head Start Teacher, you will help build stronger families and brighter tomorrows for our youngest residents of Maricopa County.
Head Start Site Supervisor*
As a Site Supervisor, you will promote the program's goal of encouraging the children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, that will in turn, prepare them for future success in school. In your role as a Site Supervisor, you will be responsible for leading, supporting, and supervising a Birth to Five or Head Start teaching team, by overseeing the planning and daily operations of an infant/toddler and/or preschool classroom where assigned.
Head Start Teacher*
As a Head Start Teacher, you will promote active learning in a preschool classroom by planning and implementing developmentally appropriate, individualized experiences and creating a safe and nurturing environment for children. We will count on you to use cognitive-developmental approaches to enhance the student’s language and literacy skills. As a Head Start Teacher, you will also have the opportunity to plan and participate in parent education, parent engagement, and family support activities.
As a Teacher Assistant, you will support Birth to Five or Head Start teaching teams in promoting active learning in the classroom for infants and toddlers or preschool-age children. We will count on you to support developmentally appropriate, individualized experiences and create a safe and nurturing environment. As a Teacher Assistant, you will be part of a team that helps build stronger families and brighter tomorrows for our youngest residents of Maricopa County.
*Eligible teachers and site supervisors can earn a $2,000 hiring bonus and eligible teacher assistants can receive a $1,000 hiring bonus.
Head Start Teachers Stock Their Classrooms
Maricopa County Head Start Locations
Maricopa County Early Head Start and Head Start are offered by the Early Education Division of the Human Services Department of Maricopa County. The Early Education Division is dedicated to ensuring children have the knowledge and skills to be successful in school and life through service delivery to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way. Head Start encompasses Head Start preschool programs, which primarily serve 3- and 4-year-old children, and Early Head Start programs for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.