The Early Learning & Inclusion Specialist supports the Center Directors, Teachers and Head Start Coaches to ensure full implementation of all aspects of early learning systems, policies/procedures, and tools, with the goal of supporting all children to achieve School Readiness Goals.
The Early Learning & Inclusion Specialist will:
- Support Head Start team in coaching and mentoring of teaching staff including administering CLASS and other teacher performance tools reliably.
- Capably assist center staff in implementing early learning curriculum with fidelity.
- Provide consistent on-going consultation to teaching staff to support differentiated instruction for children with IEPs or with challenging behaviors.
- In coordination with the Part C agency and/or LEA, ensure timely identification, referral, identified services and transition support for children with disabilities.
- Contribute to ongoing and regularly scheduled recruitment of children with disabilities.
- Track IEP and IFSP outcomes data across the program, classrooms, and centers, analyze data and make program development recommendations based on the analysis.
- Assist the Head Start team in planning and implementing comprehensive, differentiated and sequential professional development for education staff.
- Partner communities with teaching staff to support curriculum planning and implementation as well as child assessment data analysis and application of data to individualized learning plans.
- Work with teachers to reliably implement, analyze and apply child assessment and learning outcome data; use data to implement individualized learning plans.
- Coordinate with Family Services team to ensure full parent involvement in the program.
- Support the completion of all required child screenings and assessments, including 45 and 90-day requirements for new children and quarterly progress assessments for all children.
- Participate in team and 1-1 meetings, regularly scheduled and as needed, to ensure coordination of education services across Head Start program.
- Communicate effectively in written or verbal format to groups of all sizes and individuals.
- Actively participate in Head Start community, including staff meetings, mandated trainings, committee meetings, and other program-wide functions as needed, including some evening activities.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education OR Bachelor’s degree in related field with at least six (6) courses in early childhood education and experience teaching preschool-aged children OR state awarded preschool teaching certification with experience teaching preschool-aged children.
- Previous experience supervising/coaching in an early childhood setting.
- Experience with curriculum model (Creative Curriculum) and assessment system (Teaching Strategies GOLD).
- Reliability in CLASS and ECERS-R and obtain certification in CPR and First Aid.
- Physical exam and background checks are required for this position.
- Travel required locally or long-distance up to 30% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Nice To Haves
- Knowledge in Special Education/Inclusion.
- Knowledge in Head Start.
- Bilingual preferred.
- Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation.
- Must be honest, dependable and able to meet deadlines
- Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C) offers competitive salaries and benefits that include:
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Vacation and Holiday Pay
Community Coordinated Child Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, the presence of non-job related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.
Salary: $45,000 to $50,000/Yr
Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 3 Yrs
Location: Louisville, KY