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Starfish Family Services, Inc. Center Support in Redford, Michigan

Center Support

Job Details

Job Location

Crestwood Head Start-St. John Bosco Parish - Redford, MI

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

High School

Salary Range

$14.00 - $15.00 Hourly


The Center Support I or II offers support to ensure that the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center runs efficiently. The primary focus areas will be assisting in the classroom and / or kitchen.

Classroom responsibilities are to assist in providing a well-organized, active learning environment, that is smooth functioning in which all children participate in the appropriate curriculum for the program. To provide daily support to classrooms including temporary coverage of staff absences, breaks and support children in daily activities.

Kitchen responsibilities are to perform a variety of duties in the kitchen, including, but not limited to: preparing, serving, storing and transporting food and keeping the kitchen area clean. Actively participates in menu planning and maintaining appropriate records related to position.


  • Minimum GED/ High School Diploma

  • Knowledge of the High Scope Curriculum is preferred

  • One-year previous experience working with young children preferred

  • Food handler's permit or Serve Safe certification preferred


  • Work together with the teaching teams, assist in planning and implementing daily programming for pre-school aged children.

  • Support individual children in need of special attention and care.

  • Maintain physical safety and emotional security of the children.

  • Assist classrooms with classroom and outdoor activities, including large and small groups.

  • Support classrooms in planning and preparing materials for activities and home visits.

  • Assist in ensuring environment is safe and clean.

  • Assist with completing skill checklists and ongoing observation as needed.

  • Be actively involved with children during classroom time.


  • Obtains necessary components of meal to meet CACFP regulations to ensure all daily food requirements are met.

  • Prepares and serves all food according to established guidelines (CACFP, Office of Head Start, Agency) regarding food preparation, distribution, and documentation.

  • Actively participates in menu planning.

  • Maintains records in accordance with specified guidelines.

  • Adheres to Head Start regulations and federal and state standards regarding food preparation and distribution.

  • Communicates effectively with staff, parents and children on CACFP program and Head Start performance standards as needed.

  • Ensures children with food restrictions have appropriate food substitutions.

  • Ensures that all food substitutions are met and monitored.

  • Ensures site had snacks, i.e. pick up from main kitchen weekly.


  • Valid driver’s license and / or reliable transportation.

  • Must be COVID-19 vaccinated, or partially, with the ability to complete within 30-days of employment. Circumstances preventing vaccination, and corresponding accommodations will be reviewed and considered.

    Starfish Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer