Providence Schools
Full Time 20 per week $50,990 - $96,113 Per year RI 60 Camden Ave, Providence, RI 02908, United States



Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) seeks an exceptional EARLY CHILDHOOD PRE-K TEACHER who is highly qualified and skillful to join our community of teachers, students and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who seek a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience. We serve approximately 22,000 students at 37 elementary, middle, and high schools. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin. 

In PPSD, the teachers and leaders set high expectations for academic achievement, provide equal access to differentiated instruction, and endeavor to close the achievement and opportunity gap among historically marginalized subgroups within the schools.  PPSD is a great place for those who desire an environment that supports their creativity and ingenuity, and respects their credentials and abilities as a teacher.

REPORTS TO:  Principal

Under the direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor/ Administrator and consistent with the Providence Public Schools' vision and mission, the Pre-K Education teacher is to work in partnership with parents, students, and the general education teachers to promote student achievement. Additionally, the Pre-K Elementary Educator will: Provide daily instruction based on the Rl Early Learning and Development Standards, the Providence School Department's District Curriculum, and/or student's Individualized Education Program (IEP’s). Implement, develop and case manage their students' services and IEPs in accordance with State and Federal Regulations.


BA in applicable field from accredited college or university

RIDE Requirements: 

ECH PK-2 and ECH Sp. Ed. PK-2 

ESL Preferred


  • Administer appropriate district curriculum which is aligned with the Rhode Island State Standard.
  • Plan daily developmentally appropriate activities, based on the RIELDS.
  • Submit plans on a bi monthly basis.
  • Work collaboratively with an Early Childhood Itinerant Special Education Teacher in order to provide appropriate learning opportunities for the children with IEPs.
  • Work and teach collaboratively with the special education teachers and para-professionals utilizing the itinerant Special Education/Coaching Model
  • Sharing planning and instructional responsibility for all students.
  •  Complete bi-annually narrative progress reports for pre-kindergarten children in the class utilizing authentic assessment data.
  • Ensure the opportunity for all students to learn in a supportive environment;
  • Create and maintain a positive, orderly, and purposefully planned, play-based learning environment.
  • Provide a classroom management/discipline plan ensuring safety at all times;
  • Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans as identified by student need;
  • Integrate technology into the instructional program when appropriate - not to exceed half hour daily.
  • Implement research-based developmentally appropriate instruction to support the unique academic, social, and behavioral needs of students taking into account strengths, needs, areas of interest and family culture.
  • Collect, administer and report progress monitoring data for all student goals;
  • Adhere to federal, state, and local mandates.
  • Ensure that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.
  • Conducts, implements authentic assessment techniques and utilizes the Assessment tool as outlined by the District to plan intentional learning opportunities for the children in the class.
  • Proficient in the language of instruction (including reading, writing, and speaking).
  • Participates in 20 hours of summer professional development.
  • Maintain a web based portfolio and outcomes data on all of the children assigned to the pre-k class.
  • Maintain a professional portfolio on the Exceed Website Develop and provide daily, authentic pre-kindergarten learning experiences aligned with the RI Early Learning and Development Standards for all students.
  • Utilize positive behavioral supports as appropriate Work professionally with administrators, staff, parents, and community; Develop a classroom climate that promotes positive learning conditions.
  • Ensures that the appropriate accommodations and modifications are being implemented to meet the special needs of their students.
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Provides and implements appropriate accommodations for all types of formal assessments.
  • Participate in other job-related duties and activities related to the position as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Plan weekly for two hours with colleagues Participate in two parent teacher conferences per year.
  • Conduct bi-annual survey of families to assist with program development and planning.
  • Participate in four Family engagement activities throughout the year. 


  • BA in applicable field from accredited college or university.
  • Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards Foundations and implementing a Standards Based Classroom Level Certificate Preferred.
  • Ability to instruct and support students at the Pre-K Level.
  • Ability to develop and implement appropriate goals and objectives for each individual student.
  • Good communication and human relations skills needed in order to collaborate with classroom teachers, related service providers, students, parents and community agencies.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively as a member of the Team of Qualified Professionals and all school teams to implement administrative policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC-based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications, email, web applications, and industry specific technology.
  • Maintain an Individual Professional Development Plan. 
  • You must complete the new hire compliance training prior to your first day of employment.
  • Bilingual Preferred.
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check.