ABCD Pre-School Education Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts
Responsible for promoting the school readiness of preschool children by providing technical assistance and training to program staff serving preschool children in Head Start and child care programs. Provide internal consulting services, training, and compliance monitoring to program staff. Engage in ongoing monitoring of local program operations. Serve as a primary planner to ensure the integration of child development services within all the components. Facilitate the development of community resources related to early childhood education and staff training. Maintain and document on-going contact with local programs through phone and site visits. Monitor and track follow-up needs, developmental screenings, curriculum system, child outcomes, School Readiness goals and concerns for all programs. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time. Job Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, childhood development or related field required. A minimum of five years of supervised teaching experience in an early childhood setting, preferably including some experience with special needs preschoolers. A minimum of three years of administrative/supervisory experience. Must have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by programs and city-wide services relevant to the programs population. Proven ability to keep accurate written records and documentation. Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals and groups of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.