Teachers Lead Preschool Head Start

Gloucester, MA

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS - $300 after 3 months, $700 at the end of June   Gloucester - 2 positions: one at 37.5 hrs. per wk., 52 wks. per yr. one at 37.5 hrs. per wk. at 44 wks. per yr.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families?  Do you want to feel like you have accomplished something wonderful after teaching all day long?  At Pathways we nurture young children and support families impacted by economic and social inequity through programs that educate, enrich, empower and motivate.  We are looking to hire a Lead Teacher in Gloucester who bring a positive energy and enthusiasm to the classroom environment.  The ideal candidate has experience and education in child development and learning. We value collaboration and appreciate open dialogue in each program and within our corporate office and embrace the core values - respect, trust, collaboration, and opportunity. We work hard to provide a safe and respectful environment for our employees, children and families


Accept the philosophy of Cadence Education and will work as part of the teaching team to encourage a positive learning environment for all children within the center

  • Document and share with parents the important milestones in a child’s day
  • Collaborate with other passionate preschool teachers and leaders to implement an engaging and developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Respect and observe children's interests. Intervene when needed to maintain safety. Enhance children's play with language, toys, and activities
  • Encourage and model social behavior and expectations which are developmentally appropriate
  • Share ideas in planning a daily schedule which provides a balance of activities: quiet/active, indoor/outdoor, fine/gross motor, etc.


  • Lead Teacher: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, ECE, or in a related field with equivalent course work or otherwise meet the requirement of the Head Start Act.
  • A minimum of 9 months experience in a licensed EEC preschool program
  • Must be 18 years or older and High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the role
  • Must comply with all state and federal requirements
  • Must complete and satisfy background check protocols


Internal growth! We often hire from within to help our employees reach their greatest potential

Quality supervision in the form of providing Education Coaches, Education Supervisors, and Behavior Technicians to assist with classroom issues and persona/professional growth

On going training and Professional Development provided free of charge, and tuition reimbursement

Heath and Dental Insurances, Life and Long Term Disability Insurances

Retirement Plans such as 401 (K) and ROTH

Earned Time Off (sick, personal, and vacation time)

EOE/AA   .  We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented to apply.