Education Trainee
Requisition Number:2023-HS/C-016
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. The Education Trainee is responsible for assisting and supporting the teaching staff in the care and education of children. The Educator in Training, with the support and mentorship of experienced teaching staff, will assist with the classroom operations including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, observing and recording children activities, and maintaining the safety of children.    

Duties include:

  • Support and assist with implementing daily programs and activities
  • Participate in the daily recording of children’s observations
  • Perform assigned classroom duties including but not limited to: setting up classroom areas, preparing supplies, assisting with meal times and toileting
  • 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 as well as all identified areas on ABCD Head Start’s lesson plan
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • This is an entry-level position into the child development component of the ABCD Head Start Program
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must enroll in college courses or be an active participant in the CDA Program
  • Ability to work as a team member collaborating with coworkers, parents and community resources
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills
  • Organized and flexible and ability to follow directions a must
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the educational and socioeconomic needs of the children and families served


  • 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.