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Careers at Head Start

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FEATURED Head Start Careers - Downstate

May 2023 Update

Recently submitted positions, if any  (*) 

       More links at bottom of this page. Also, for any open position to submit, see posting requirements below.  

IHSA City of Chicago Members & Delegates  (click for agency links)

IHSA Downstate Members & Delegates – (agencies with multiple jobs):

Anna Waters Head Start – Empowerment Opportunities Center 

BCMW Community Services Inc

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

CDI – Serving Lake County

CDI – Serving Vermillion, Iroquois and Ford Counties

CEFS Economic Opportunity Council

Centerstone Early Head Start

City of Rockford

ERBA, Inc.

Heartland Head Start

IL Valley EDC Gillespie

PACT of West Central Illinois 

PCCEO (Peoria Citizens Committee For Economic Opportunity)

Regional Planning Commission/Early Childhood Education Program (Champaign Co.)

Riverbend Head Start and Family Services

Rock Island-Milan School District

SAL – Family and Community Services

SIU-Carbondale Head Start

SIU-Edwardsville Head Start
Southern 7 Health Dept.
Springfield Urban League
Tazewell-Woodford Head Start
Tri-County Opportunities Council (TCOC)
Two Rivers Head Start Agency
Wabash Area Development, Inc. (WADI)
West Central Community Services, Inc. (WCCS)
Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council (WEEOC)   
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See other HS and Early HS Opportunities throughout Illinois posted via:

ECLKC job-center – Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

Region V Head Start Association:

No new submissions this month (by IN, MI, MN, OH or WI)

Other Illinois Community Partners in Early Education: 

No new submissions this month.


Each hiring notice should, of course, be fully proofed with your own specific details, including: your agency’s contact information, the actual job city or location, and your deadline date (if any).  New individual positions may be submitted weekly.  After 60-90 days (unless otherwise requested), postings are removed. For timely postings, provide your EHS/HS job opening as a PDF file, or simply send the link to your own agency’s employment webpage.  IHSA Members may send their links or posting attachments to 
If you have a third party emailing your agency’s postings, they MUST cc your agency’s contact person (as an indication to IHSA of your prior approval).   
Forward your PDF file (as instructed above).  Non-member postings ($50 each) have a 30-day expiration, including weekends and holidays.Upon consent and payment, a link to your IHSA invoice will be emailed to you.  Regular social posts are included, bringing our viewers to this IHSA jobs page.    

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Thank you for thinking of Head Start! 
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