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Lead Teachers (Full time with benefits) $2500 Hiring Incentive 

Category Early Childhood Education  

About Mid Michigan Community Action Agency

MMCAA is a nonprofit community action agency whose mission is to guide local residents on the path to self-sufficiency through empowerment, education and community enrichment. The early childhood services department provides comprehensive Head Start home based services, Head Start and GSRP preschool services as well as WIC services.

Pay Rate: $17.55 with BA

Hiring Incentive

$2,500.00 for new regular full-time employees to be paid out as follows

$500.00 at time of hire (first paycheck)

$500.00 at successful completion of 90 days (removed from provisional status)

$1500.00 at successful completion of school year



What you will do


Head Start Lead Teacher is a part of the teaching team offering comprehensive in classroom, services to children and families. The responsibilities of the Lead Teacher include:

Execute a developmentally appropriate curriculum, providing activities to meet required components of the Service Delivery Plan, enhancing the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of young children.

Must be able to actively engage young children in intentional learning.

Responsible to assure the safety and well-being of every child in care.

Promote a team approach in program coordination with site staff, management staff, Policy Council and area school personnel.

Must actively engage family involvement in the program, including child and family goal setting.

Must observe and assess childrens learning and enter necessary data into applicable databases.

Responsible for creating and maintaining a developmentally appropriate and safe classroom environment.

Responsible for maintaining classroom staffing ratios at all times.

Be able to perform as an effective team member and promote positive concepts in the classroom.

Responsible for conducting two home visits and two parent teacher conferences annually.

Must effectively supervise classroom staff, as well as volunteers/subs.

What we will love about you

Must possess a bachelors degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or a teaching degree with a ZS or ZA endorsement.

Complete 16 hours of annual training in addition to CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen training.

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively.

Demonstrated ability as a strength-based leader.

Demonstrated ability to present information to community groups.

Teaching Strategies Gold, Creative Curriculum, and Child Plus preferred.

Head Start/GSRP/Child Care Licensing experience preferred.

Knowledge of Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies Gold/Child Plus preferred.

What you will love about us

MMCAA promotes a supportive team approach, is committed to employee success, and provides a full benefit package including

Paid vacation and sick time

Medical/dental/vision insurance

Paid Professional Development

Life insurance

Employer sponsored retirement

Opportunity for advancement

Summers off

Applicants must provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Starting Wage $17.55 with BA  
Position Lead Teacher  
Number of Openings 4  
Location Clare County  
About the Organization Mid Michigan Community Action is a nonprofit agency that has been fighting poverty and empowering individuals and families since 1966. We are looking for candidates who share our passion for cultivating stronger communities. If you possess the desire to help others and inspire self-sufficiency, we encourage you to apply for our career opportunities.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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