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Damon Pittman, Family Engagement Manager
Lisa Manuel, Program Service Manager, EHS Program Service Manager - South Bend Preschool and Early Head Start

Executive Director: Dr. Kathy Guajardo
Office: 245 North Lombardy Dr. Suite A, South Bend, IN  46619
Telephone:  (574) 283-8127
Toll Free:  (866) 440-8843
Fax:   (574) 283-8108

Schools within the Head Start Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Consortium

  • Baugo: Jimtown Elementary
    Location and Schedule
    Site# of ClassesWork Day M-FPara Work Day M-FClassBreakfastLunchSnack
    Jimtown - EHS - CC97:00-2:307:00-2:30,
  • Concord: South Side Elementary, West Side Elementary
    Location and Schedule
    Site# of ClassesWork Day M-THWork Day FridayPara Work Day M-THA.M. ClassA.M. BreakfastA.M. LunchP.M. ClassP.M. LunchP.M. Snack
    South Side18:00-4:008:00-4:0010:00-2:008:30-12:008:50-9:2011:15-11:4012:00-3:3012:30-1:053:00-3:15
    West Side18:00-4:008:00-4:0010:00-2:008:30-12:009:00-9:2511:00-11:3012:00-3:3012:50-1:203:10-3:35
  • Elkhart: Bristol Elementary, Mary Beck, Mary Freeser Elementary, Osolo Elementary, Woodland Elementary
    Location and Schedule
    Site# of ClassesWork Day M-FPara Work Day M-FClassBreakfastLunchSnack
    Mary Beck - 125, 128, 13139:15-4:4510:00-2:009:45-3:4510:00-10:3012:45-1:153:10-3:30
    Mary Beck - 119, 122, 12438:15-3:4510:00-2:008:45-2:4510:00-10:3012:45-1:152:10-2:30
    Mary Freeser29:15-4:459:45-3:4510:00-10:3012:35-1:053:00-3:20
  • Goshen: Chandler Elementary, Waterford Elementary, West Goshen, Merit Learning Center
  • John Glenn: Walkerton
  • Middlebury: York Elementary
  • Mishawaka: Hums Elementary, Liberty Elementary
  • Penn-Harris-Madison: Elsie Rogers Elementary
  • South Bend Community School Corporation: Coquillard Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Lafayette Traditional School, Lincoln Elementary, Madison Elementary, Muessel Elementary, Studebaker Elementary, Warren Elementary
  • Union North: LaVille Elementary
  • Wa-Nee: Woodview Elementary
Head Start Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Please e-mail résumés with references to Tara Eary @ [email protected]
or fax to 574-283-8662.
Please no phone calls.

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Open Positions

  • Early Head Start Manager:

    Must hold a B.A. Degree or higher in Infant Toddler focus and knowledge of the HighScope Curriculum. Minimum of 1 year of Head Start Performance Standards experience, 3 years knowledge and experience in child care licensed center management. Must be motivated, have excellent commutation skills, advanced computer skills, able to travel, and manage staff in a complex educational system. Organizational skills are a must; bilingual a plus.

  • HR Manager:

    Must hold a BA in Human Resources Management or certified in HR. Experience preferred in maintaining personnel files, resource management, enforce and develop HR Policies and Procedures, manage the training and development aspect of the program, and organizational and computer skills a must.

  • Early Head Start Teacher:

    Must hold a CDA or Associates Degree with an Infant and Toddler focus. Organizational and communicational skills needed; bilingual a plus.

  • Head Start Teacher:

    Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Organizational and communicational skills needed, bilingual preferred.

  • Head Start Teacher Assistant:

    Must hold a CDA or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Organizational and communicational skills needed. Bilingual preferred.

  • Head Start Paraprofessional:

    Must hold a High School Diploma or equivalent. Classroom experience with infant/toddlers and/or preschoolers, other Head Start programs, or public schools preferred; this position is approximately 12 hours per week with no benefits.

  • Day to Day Floating Substitutes:

    Must hold a High School Diploma or equivalent or a CDA. Classroom experience preferred; this position will be on an as needed basis with no benefits, required to travel.


Bylaws of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium (Click to Expand)