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May 10th - Last Day for MLK Center Head Start AM and PM Classes

May 12th - Last Day for MLK Center Part-Year  Educational Staff.

May 15th - First day for MLK Center Early Head Start 7 hour Day.

May 19th - Last Day for MLK Center Part-Year Family Advocates.

May 29th - Closed for Memorial Day.

May 30th - Last Day for Sgt. Shriver Center  and  Noland Centers Head Start Classes. 


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Teacher Assistant ( FT with Hiring Bonus ) 3 Openings

POSITION: Full-Time HS Teacher Assistant (open positions at 3 locations)


Elgin Station Center (40 Elgin Blvd., Hagerstown, MD)
Hours: 10:15 am to 5:45 pm, Monday thru Friday
37.5 hours per week /  52 weeks per year


Martin Luther King Center (131 W. North Ave., Hagerstown, MD)
Hours40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday
40 weeks per year
Children attend Monday-Thursday, abbreviated schedule on Fridays   


Noland Community Center  (1048 Noland Drive, Hagerstown, MD)
Hours:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm
40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday
44 weeks per year



  • Associate’s Degree -- $14.85 hr
  • CDA – $14.00 hr
  • Senior Staff -- $13.75 hr
    Several entry-level courses in Early Childhood Education may qualify as Senior Staff.


  • Paid Health, Dental, and Vision (free for Employees)
  • Paid Lunch
  • PTO / ESS Leave
  • Holidays
  • Agency Paid Life and Short-Term Disability Benefits
  • Eligible to participate in Retirement Plan

Note:  All new employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption on file prior to starting work.


  • The initial bonus of $250 upon hire.
  • $250 after successful completion of 90 days of employment.
  • $500.00 after successful completion of 6 months of employment.


Minimum of Pre-School Senior Staff qualification.  Ability to achieve CDA within one year from date of hire if do not possess an Associate’s degree.   Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred


Responsible for assisting in all aspects of classroom operation and participation in health, nutrition, child development, social services, and parent involvement activities.  Main duties include:  greeting parents and children, gathering supplies/materials for the day, setting up activities, assisting with toileting children, assisting with lunchtime, planning, preparing children for departure, working with parents/volunteers, and preparing the room for the next day, assisting with information for assessment purposes, supervising children indoors and outdoors, teaching concepts/skills per Head Start Performance Standards.