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Clackamas Education Service District

The Head Start Preschool Lead provides a successful, safe, and supervised learning environment for children in the school district preschool setting. The Lead promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of enrolled children through age appropriate instruction, progress monitoring/assessment of each child, development of individualized goals, and curriculum development. Family involvement is encouraged in all aspects of the program. The Lead works to ensure that Head Start standards are consistently met. The Lead insures that services are coordinated and address each child’s individual learning strengths and needs.


  • Utilizes integrated curriculum plans, which reflect developmentally appropriate practice, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of enrolled children
  • Conducts parent conferences and parent meetings for the purpose of assessment and support, and to share information on classroom progress and educational strategies at school and at home
  • Plans and provides a safe learning environment in which children are supervised and monitored at all times
  • Assesses individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns with the support of Head Start to Success staff
  • Documents baselines and ongoing assessments using the state selected assessment tool



  • Bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, or equivalent coursework
  • Recent successful experience providing instruction to preschool children
  • Ability to apply current research and best practice within the field of Early Childhood Education to service delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with families, program staff, the district, Clackamas ESD and community resource personnel
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize, and schedule multiple activities across settings, and to coordinate these activities with others
  • Ability to design, develop, and adapt materials and routines which support learning and encourage autonomy in children
  • Ability to obtain a Central Background Registry number.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a valid first aid and infant/child CPR card
  • Ability to train, manage, and provide support to adults whose roles and responsibilities vary depending on the early childhood setting, including assigned education assistants
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, collaboration, and cooperation with other disciplines, community based professional teams, and families as resources for planning and delivery of Early Childhood Education services
  • Ability to compose and produce concise professional documents
  • Ability to acquire computer skills for word processing, use of database, and production of instructional materials
  • Physical and mental attributes sufficient to perform the essential functions
  • Written and oral communication skills sufficient to perform essential functions


Bilingual: English and Spanish preferred


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