Infant/Toddler Child Care Trainees
Requisition Number:2023-EHS/C-002
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

ABCD Head Start & Children's Services is a family development program serving children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women. Part of a highly successful national program, we provide comprehensive services to the whole family and foster a safe, creative learning environment to support children in school readiness and their social-emotional development. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve!

Duties include: 

  • Responsible for supporting the care and education of a group of children as a team member, with the responsibility for classroom operation including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, and supervising and maintaining the safety of all children in care
  • Provide infants and toddlers with joyful, nurturing, safe, healthy, environment, individual care, responsive caregiving and the varied experiences which help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development in relationship to the overall goal of social competency
  • Supervise and monitor children by sight and sound at all times and respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situation that may occur
  • Follow a consistent schedule including effective transitions between activities
  • Attend required meetings, trainings on and off site
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Qualifications:
  • This is an entry-level position for individuals with an interest in teaching infants and toddlers to begin a career within the child development component of the ABCD Head Start Program
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and successfully completed Child Growth and Development course required
  • Upon hire, individuals in this position must enroll in the Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Credential or be matriculated in a degree program in early childhood or related field
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive family situations in a non-threatening and professional manner
  • Willingness to attend and participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed
  • Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Opportunities for tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Opportunities for career growth and promotion
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays

Please note: this is a fifty-two (52) week position.