Head Teacher

Early Childhood · Waterbury, Connecticut
Department Early Childhood
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level


TEAM, Inc. is a state- and nationally-recognized Early Childhood provider serving 600 infant, toddler and preschool age children and families throughout Milford, the Greater Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. With exceptional results in Head Start and NAEYC accreditation, TEAM continues to be an Early Childhood innovator in the State of Connecticut and beyond. Adopting a strengths-based approach to supporting staff and serving children and families, TEAM excels at meeting individual needs and ensuring positive outcomes. 

Seeking a professional early childhood educator for the following position working with pre-school children:

 HEAD TEACHER: Full-time, 40 hours/week - Waterbury

 Pay Rate:  $21.71/hour minimum with increase after 90 days


Implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum; coordinating classroom activities, parent conferences & home visits; maintaining Head Start standards, NAEYC accreditation, & required state/federal documentation

Professional Environment and Opportunities:

TEAM leadership is committed to ensuring the occupation of Early Childhood is viewed as a profession with an educated, well-compensated, strong workforce. TEAM is the leader in compensation when compared to other Early Childhood community providers.

  • Shared teaching responsibilities; classrooms staffed with three qualified educators.
  • Classroom behavioral health and special needs supported by multidisciplinary team including, Mental Health & Disability Manager, Family Support staff, and multiple contracted clinicians & field experts.
  • Family Support Specialist assigned to each classroom to partner in supporting family engagement and positive family interactions and outcomes. Health & Nutrition staff work directly with teachers and families to address and oversee child medical needs and the implementation of Individual Health Plans.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities including regional & national conferences, in-service group seminars, 1:1 peer learning, and training support via the Practice-Based Coaching model.
  • Staff Recognition including annual agency day, multiple staff parties, and national appreciations.


TEAM, Inc. offers paid time off – three weeks of vacation per year, 13 holidays, personal days, sick time, and snow days, health insurance plans, dental plans, and pension plan with an employer match of up to 6%, employer-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and excellent voluntary options including vision, additional life insurance (including spouse & dependent coverage), accident & critical illness insurance.


The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and two years experience in a preschool classroom. Must have knowledge of Head Start standards and Connecticut Early Learning and Development standards.

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  • Location
    Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Department
    Early Childhood
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience