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Help give young children a Head Start

Do you want to help spark a young child’s life? As a Head Start professional, you will play a pivotal role as kids ages birth to 5 develop and grow. Start a rewarding career in early childhood education or social services, while in college, and the Head Start program will allow you to follow different paths for career advancement.

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to become a highly qualified innovative leader, sensitive to the needs of the community, in a job that makes a difference.

All Head Start/Early Head Start jobs provide:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Benefits
  • Ability to obtain a College Degree while working
  • On-Job Professional Development
  • Coaching and Mentoring Opportunities
  • Variety of Work locations across Miami-Dade County
  • Career-advancement Opportunities
  • Staff Wellness Opportunities

The program is looking to fill a variety of positions including teachers, assistants, substitutes, family service workers, mental health staff and more.


  • A minimum of a High School Diploma and 45 DCF Child Care Training hours within 90 days of hire

Early Head Start Teacher

  • A minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential, and have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development

Head Start Teacher Assistant

  • At a minimum, a CDA credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, are enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire

Head Start Teachers

  • At least an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education, equivalent coursework

Curriculum Specialists/Education Managers/Center Managers

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or a related field

Visit Miami-Dade County’s Head Start & Early Head Start program or email us at [email protected] to learn more.

Apply to Be a Head Start professional

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