SUU Head Start Preschool in Need of Teachers in Washington County

Published: October 04, 2022 | Author: Susie Knudsen | Read Time: 2 minutes

St. George, UT – Southern Utah University (SUU) Head Start Preschool is eager to open two locations in Washington County and begin offering free school readiness programs to children ages three to five, but are in need of teachers, assistant teachers, classroom aids and substitute teachers to open their doors. The classrooms are ready with more than 40 children on a waiting list. Many full-time, part-time, and on-call positions are available.

“We are anxious to meet the needs of the children in Washington County and help prepare them to be successful students,” said Jennifer Heyborne, executive director of SUU Head Start Preschool. “The preschool is looking for caring teachers that are qualified to offer assistance to families in the areas of health and nutrition, literacy, parenting skills and social services.”

The preschool teacher position is 35 hours per week and qualifies for SUU benefits, including health and life insurance, employer contributed retirement and tuition waivers for immediate family. Responsibilities include lesson planning, implementation of activities, maintaining a safe classroom environment and building positive relationships with families. An associate’s degree in early childhood education is required.

The assistant teacher position is part-time and supports the teaching team by providing instruction, supervision and implementation of learning activities. Early childhood experience is preferred. The classroom aids and substitute teachers are also part-time positions and help support classroom routines.

SUU Head Start Preschool has two locations in Washington County. One on Sunset Boulevard in St. George and the other at the Washington City Museum on Telegraph Street in Washington. Interested applicants should review our application.

Head Start Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year. Students may be enrolled throughout the school year based on availability, or will be placed on a wait list. Apply or call (435) 586-6070.

SUU Head Start Preschool is a free, pre-kindergarten school readiness program dedicated to social-emotional enrichment of the lives of children and families in southwest Utah. The program falls within the SUU Office of Regional Services. Head Start Preschool is an equal opportunity provider.

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