Kidco Head Start is accepting applications for a Head Start Teacher at our Periwinkle center on site at LBCC in Albany.  Kidco Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program in Linn and Benton Counties for children from low-income families and children with special needs.


WAGE: $17.05 w/Bachelors, $15.75 w/Associates degree per hour (6% increase for bilingual Spanish/English) classified non-exempt

HOURS: 37.5 to 40 hours per week depending on placement/August through June annually

BENEFITS: Employer paid Medical/Dental/Vision, Paid vacations, holidays, sick/personal leave, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and job-related training opportunities


  • Associates degree in ECE or related field: Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

  • 1 year experience in a Pre-K setting, experience in a lead capacity preferred.  

  • Experience in planning and scheduling developmentally appropriate classroom and individual activities for children. 

  • Sensitivity to individual and group needs of adults and children in target area; knowledge of family dynamics. 

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain written and computerized educational record keeping systems in an organized and accurate manner.  

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff and public


  • Classroom: provide safe, consistent, positive classroom environment; utilize developmentally appropriate practices to facilitate group and individual activities. 

  • Recordkeeping and Curriculum Development: develop balanced lesson plans, adapting curriculum to meet individual goals for children, help maintain up to date child files, to include observations, screenings, assessments and individual plans.

  • Leadership and Training: provide guidance to teaching team, supervise and monitor volunteers, practicum students and parents that visit your classroom; provide training and support to your classroom team by providing ongoing, constructive feedback. Work effectively with LBCC practicum students and faculty.

  • Home/School Partnership: conduct regular home visits and parent-teacher conferences to promote understanding, support and encouragement.  

Please note: A program application is required.


Questions: Human Resource Department 541-451-1581 x115 or larnold@kidcoheadstart.org


This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Kids and Company of Linn County reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice

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