Position Title: Early Childhood Education Coordinator
Program: Early Head Start and MD Pre-K
Supervisors: EHS Director and MD State Director
Under the direction of the Early Head Start Program Director and the Maryland State Director, the Early Childhood Education Coordinator (ECEC) oversees and directs the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children. He/She will be responsible for working with the Early Childhood Educators and Home Visitors in lesson planning and curriculum implementation, planning and content of home visits and socialization sessions. The Early Childhood Education Coordinator will work closely with the MD staff to ensure that program policies and procedures are being followed to support the philosophy, goals, and policies of the Early Childhood Program in Maryland. The ECEC will be responsible of the direct supervision of 16 ECE teachers.
Knowledge of program philosophy, goals, principles, objectives and requirements; Early Head Start policies and procedures, as well as school readiness and PK best practices; understanding child development principles , developmental stages and nurturing concepts; prenatal development and appropriate health care during pregnancy; family dynamics, cultural beliefs; advocacy and intervention concepts; crisis management, experience and knowledge in supervision techniques (e.g., reflective supervision).
Ability to communicate effectively with families, Early Head Start and Pre-K staff, EHS consultants, community professionals, and program volunteers. Collaborate with other Early Head Start and Pre-K staff to provide comprehensive services to enrolled pregnant women, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred: Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education with 5+ years of relevant supervisory, leadership and administrative experience in an ECE setting serving children ages birth to 5. Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field with substantial ECE coursework and 8+ years of relevant supervisory and administrative experience in an ECE setting serving children ages birth to 5. Three years teaching and/or home visiting experience with an emphasis on infants and toddlers, required.
- Current First Aid certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
- Current CPR certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
- Current Health Certificate
- Provide Criminal Fingerprint Background Check
To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, it is necessary to specify the physical, mental and environmental conditions of the Essential Duties of the job. The following codes are used to explain the frequency of physical activity:
"F" for frequently; "O" for occasionally; "N" for not at all
On the job the employee must be able to carry/lift loads of:
(F) Light (up to 25lbs.) (F) Moderate (25-50lbs.) (O) Heavy (over 50lbs.)
On the job the employee must:
(F) Bend (O) Sit (F) Squat and Kneel (F) Stand (F) Crawl (F) Walk (O) Climb (F) Push/Pull
(F) Handle objects (Manual Dexterity) (O) Reach above shoulder level (F) Use fine finger movements