UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 928 children at 16 sites throughout Pulaski County. The program’s overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family. The program strives to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.
The Preschool (Infant/Toddler) Caregiver works in a team situation to provide daily care to Head Start/Early Head Start children, such as, welcome children, changes diapers and/or potty trains others. S/He prepares children for eating by insuring clean faces and hands and assisting children with feeding; supervises age appropriate activities with children and performs general duties, such as, disinfecting tables, changing tables, beds/cribs/cots, etc.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary: $17,680 annually ($8.50 hourly)