Assist the teacher in the preparation and management of classroom activities and administrative requirements as it applies to children enrolled in the Head Start center. Ensure compliance with all HCDE policies, division procedures, Head Start Program Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Minimum Standards and other local, state and federal regulations.
Pre-School Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field;
Enrolled in Pre-School Child Development Associate (CDA) credential program to be completed no later than 12 months and CDA credential achieved no later than 24 months of hire date; or
Enrolled in a program leading to an Associate or Bachelor’s degree
Ability to work well with adults
Ability to communicate effectively
General knowledge of computer systems and software applications
Basic written and verbal communication skills
Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking skills a plus
Six months to one year experience working with young children in a Head Start program or other early childhood education program or documentation of 24 hours of early care and education training obtained within the past twelve months
Harris County Department of Education is a public entity dedicated to helping meet the needs of uniquely challenged learners and school staff in the state’s largest county through innovative programming and support services. HCDE directly serves approximately 30,000 students with four alternative campuses, therapy services provided in local schools, 17 Head Start centers for early childhood education, after-school programming in dozens of community and school settings and the largest adult education program in Texas.
HCDE also supports educators and school staff with professional development opportunities in diverse instructional areas ranging from core content to special populations and educational technology, as well as offers programs supporting school safety and alternative certification. The department provides valuable operational support to districts and public agencies in Harris County in the form of an advanced records management system, facilities planning and purchasing power through the Choice Partners program.