Job Title: Early Childhood Coordinator

Reports to:Supervisor and Specialist, Early Childhood Programs
Typical Schedule:206 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:64N

JOB GOAL

Responsible for coordinating the implementation of educational and support services to enrolled families with young children. This includes mentoring and coaching center-based and home-based staff to ensure compliance with federal and state standards, laws, and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Monitor and provide coaching and support to staff to implement a developmentally appropriate researched-based curriculum, which is aligned to state standards and federal child outcomes.
  2. Support staff to implement well-organized learning environments with developmentally appropriate schedules, lesson plans, and learning experiences that provide adequate opportunities for choice, play, exploration, and experimentation among a variety of learning, sensory, and motor experiences to support all children’s engagement in learning experiences and activities, including teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, active and quiet learning activities, and opportunities for individual, small group, and large group learning activities, including the classroom, home-based and socialization settings.
  3. Ensure that staff completes screenings and assessments as required by federal, state and district requirements; integrates assessment data in individual and group planning; and implements interventions and make referrals for evaluations as needed.
  4. Collaborate with intervention and evaluation teams to recommend appropriate strategies and interventions for children and families.
  5. Provide coaching and support to staff and ensure teaching practices that focus on English language acquisition are included for dual language learners.
  6. Monitor and support staff to ensure all transition components are completed.
  7. Conduct classroom observations and use appropriate tools to assess the classroom environment, including walk-throughs and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as required by federal law.
  8. Monitor and ensure that all components of “Active Supervision” are implemented by staff.
  9. Oversee and coordinate with staff to meet the needs of all program functions, including classroom coverage, substitutes, maintaining ratios and other needs.
  10. Ensure compliance with all federal and state child attendance requirements.
  11. Support staff to encourage and support family engagement, including parent volunteering, home visits and parent conferences.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of related federal, state, and local rules, regulations, statutes, and policies
  • Knowledge of curriculum and assessment systems
  • Ability to analyze data and use data driven decision making to implement effective programs
  • Ability to read and interpret journals, articles, research studies, Florida statutes, federal regulations, state Board rules, and school Board policies
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Initial health examination that includes screening for tuberculosis to assure no significant risk to the health and safety of others

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/child development from an accredited institution
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood education/child development from an accredited institution with experience teaching preschool age children
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with experience teaching preschool age children and Condition of Employment to complete coursework within three years; progress of at least two courses per year is required

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Satisfactory completion of First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for infants and toddlers

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post graduate coursework in early childhood education, child development, or related field
  • Experience working with prekindergarten children
  • Experience working with economically disadvantaged children
  • Experience providing training

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Early Childhood Coordinator;   EST: November 6, 2018 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: November 6, 2018