Preschool Classroom Teacher

July 2024

Since 1965, Capstone Community Action has supported individuals and families in Central Vermont in achieving economic and housing stability and rising out of poverty. Capstone’s early childhood education and family services are central to its mission, offering center-based and home-based Head Start and Early Head Start programs that support positive child, family, and community outcomes that use a whole-child approach and actively engage parents as partners in their children’s early learning and development.

Position: Capstone’s center-based early childhood program in Morrisville is seeking a Teacher to work collaboratively with a team of other Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Family Advocates to provide full-day, high-quality services in the Preschool Classroom. For an early childhood professional seeking an opportunity to support young children and families in a high-quality, comprehensive, progressive program, and work in a positive, team environment, the Preschool Teacher position offers a unique career and professional development opportunity.

Qualifications: Preschool Teachers are required to hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, or a graduate degree with coursework equivalent to an early childhood education-related major. A current Vermont Agency of Education teaching license with an endorsement in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education is a strongly preferred qualification.

Competencies and other requirements for this position include:

  • Excellent communication skills with both young children and adults.
  • Demonstrated competency in engaging in effective, nurturing interactions with children.
  • Ability to plan and implement appropriate, child-centered learning experiences.
  • Familiarity with community resources and supportive services.
  • Positive regard for and ability to engage with diverse populations and people with low incomes.
  • Ability to meet physical demands of working with young children in a center-based setting, including regularly lifting 50-60 pounds; frequently standing, walking, climbing, stooping/bending, squatting/crouching; and occasionally running/sprinting.
  • Commitment to leading and working collaboratively with a team toward shared goals and objectives.

Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with a 40-hour per week standard schedule and competitive pay at $22.67 – $26.56 per hour. Capstone’s full-time benefits program offers generous paid time off; health, dental, and life insurance plans; and a 401k retirement plan with employer match. Head Start programs also offer and support exceptional opportunities for training and professional development.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter (preferred, but not required unless otherwise stated) and/or a completed application at or by email to; applications may also be mailed via USPS mail to Capstone Community Action Human Resources, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you need assistance or an accommodation in the application process, please contact us at or at 802-479-1053.

Capstone Community Action is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and consider applications for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Location: Morrisville, VT 

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