Early Head Start Teacher in Training

at York County Community Action Corporation in Sanford, Maine, United States

Job Description

Early Head Start – Teacher-in-Training

Do you have a passion to make a difference while positively impacting the lives of young children and their families?

Why join our team:

“Head Start really does make a difference in our community. I see it impact families directly. It has impacted me; it has made a difference in my life. Where else can you be greeted with smiles and hugs on a daily basis? It’s fantastic!” – Early Childhood Education Coordinator

We partner with families of young children (6 weeks to 5 years) in York County to offer a comprehensive program that supports social, emotional, physical, and educational development so children are ready to thrive in   kindergarten and beyond.

We value our positive team environment by:

  • Encouraging open communication and ongoing supervision
  • Providing thorough orientation and training
  • Supporting growth opportunities with financial funding

What we offer:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement benefits and match
  • Health Reimbursement and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • School year schedule including school breaks
  • Educational assistance
  • $1,500 sign-on bonus payable in two installments ($500 after 30 days & $1000 after 3 months)
  • $600 additional monthly compensation thru December, 2022

About this position:

  • Starting Rate: $14.46
  • Available Positions: Early Head Start Teacher in Training
  • Location: Biddeford, Sanford
  • Schedule: 35 hours/week in a classroom and 2 hours of training; 49 weeks/year; Mon-Fri

Educational Requirements & Experience:

  • The Teacher-in-Training must obtain an Infant/Toddler CDA 12 months after they are hired in the position. YCCAC will financially support the Teacher-in-Training with completing their CDA.
  • Experience in a center or home-based setting, specializing in infant and toddlers preferred. 
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to meet families’ needs and have a reliable vehicle for travel.


  • Plans, implements and documents a comprehensive child development program for infants and toddlers.
  • Assumes responsibilities of Primary Caregiving, assuring continuity of care. 
  • Develops child focused goals in partnership with families, adheres to timelines and coordinates center/home visits with each family. 
  • Ensures Agency’s full compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and Maine State Licensing Requirements. 

How to apply:

  • Visit our web site at to complete an application. Completed resumes and applications will be accepted until June 10, 2022.
  • York County Community Action - 6 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 72, Sanford, ME 04073
  • (207)324-5762 or 1-800-965-5762 Fax (207)459-2838                                                



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Job Posting: 775653

Posted On: Jun 28, 2022

Updated On: Jul 29, 2022