Assistant Site Manager - Early Head Start

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Organization Name: 
Children’s Home + Aid
Job Location: 
Suburbs North of I-88
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At Children’s Home + Aid, we believe that quality early childhood education can build the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Families count on us to help put their children on the path to a better future—and keep them there with early childhood education that reinforces children’s social and emotional growth and stability. 

Join our team of passionate educators who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. The Assistant Site Manager assists the Early Head Start/Head Start Site Manager with all aspects of the operation of the Early Childhood Education Center.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assume responsibility for operation of the program in the absence of the Site Manager

  • Train, supervise and evaluate teachers, assistants and student interns

  • Coach and support staff, modeling teaching techniques and providing input to lesson plans

  • Monitor education services to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, DCFS licensing standards and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criteria

  • Assist with billing procedures and payment collection

  • Represent the program and agency to parents and the community


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent field from an accredited institution.

  • Must have 18 hours of early childhood education credit.

  • Level 5 Infant Toddler Credential or Type 4 Credential preferred.

  • Toddler/Pre-K CLASS experience preferred.

  • A minimum of 4 years teaching experience

  • Staff supervision experience preferred.

  • Experience with Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies GOLD and ITERS/ECERS

  • Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be attentive to detail, resourceful and self-motivated.

  • Ability to interact effectively with children and lift them, if necessary.

  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation required.


Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan.

Children’s Home + Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.