Education Leader-Infant and Toddler
Job Details
Roxbury - Roxbury, MA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$57,475.00 - $63,000.00


Salary Range: $57,475-63,000

Supervisee:  2-3 classrooms and 6-9 Educators

Required: Bachelors in Early Education or a related field, EEC Lead Teacher Certified, 5 years of Lead Teacher/Supervising Experience

Horizons if offering a $1,000 Hiring Bonus for EEC Lead Teacher Certified candidates.

Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive salaries/Annual Increase Opportunities
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Affordable health benefits (Medical, Dental, Eye Med)
  • 8 hour shifts with 1 hour paid lunch break
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • 403(b)
  • Commuter benefits
  • Health club discounts
  • Cell phone discounts and much more

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Minimum of 3 credit-bearing hours of specialized college-level course work in administration, leadership or management.
  • Minimum of 5 years' teaching experience, in an NAEYC Accredited program a plus.
  • Department of EEC Lead Teacher qualified.
  • Demonstrated success in supervision, strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Fluency, both verbal and written, in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Excellence in supervision, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and solve problems using a team approach.
  • Ability and willingness to handle all sensitive information confidentially.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Priority will be given to individuals who have had previous experience working with homeless children and families, multi-ethnic urban families, with children-at-risk, or Horizons for Homeless Children.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office applications and other relevant ECE software applications
  • Supervisory skills with a strengths-based and mutual respect approach and ability to manage workloads, providing appropriate support, and addressing professional development needs.
  • Commitment to Horizons mission and ability to embody our core values (Collaborative, Inclusive, Innovative, and Passionate).

Horizons for Homeless Children-Who We Are

For more than 30 years Horizons has worked to improve the lives of young children and their families experiencing homelessness. We support homeless families exclusively by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services. The classrooms are bright spaces filled with natural light and high-quality materials to enhance a child's learning.

The center Amenities:

  • Playgrounds with developmentally appropriate gross motor opportunities designed by occupational therapists
  • STEM room
  • Art zone
  • Library
  • Large Teacher Break Room with indoor and outdoor space
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Education Leader: Summary of Position

An Education Leader is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of two or more classrooms and reviews important decisions with their Education Manager. The Education Leader supports and follows all Horizons for Homeless Children policies and procedures.


Staffing and Supervision

  • Serve as a role model for all staff in interactions with children and their families.
  • Supervise performance of classroom Team Leaders and Teachers and conduct performance reviews and regular assessments.
  • Using reflective supervision practices, conduct monthly observations, feedback and goal setting of teaching staff.


  • Supervise and lead team members in designing and implementing curriculum with a focus on trauma-informed practices and developing Individual Learning Plans.
  • Supervise and model the implementation of positive behavior management techniques in guiding children's development.
  • Orient and support new parents with classroom routine, curriculum, and communication systems.


  • Model engaging, respectful, and culturally responsive interactions with parents.
  • Oversee and conduct children's progress reports and parent conferences.
  • Supervise and plan parent engagement opportunities to reinforce that the parent is the child's first teacher.
  • Work closely with staff and community partners to provide coordinated care for the child and their family based on their individual needs (e.g. Early intervention, JF&CS, Family Partnership, Admissions, Family clinic, etc.)

Classroom Management

  • Maintain appropriate standards of health and safety in accordance with state regulations and Horizons for Homeless Children policies and procedures.
  • Understand and implement emergency procedures.
  • Develop and maintain an enriching environment for children to encourage appropriate play and learning.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

We recognize the value of looking within to ensure our policies, practices, and culture are aligned with
Horizons’ vision. Creating a more equitable world has always been at the center of Horizons’ mission,
but in the last several years we’ve recommitted to the role Horizons plays in rectifying some of the
problems we see and wish to address. Visit our DEI page to learn more about what that looks like at
As such, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry,
religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender
identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Horizons for Homeless Children