Summary/Purpose of Position
The Education Manager will be responsible for overseeing the education and early childhood development portion of the Head Start Performance Standards for all Early/Head Start programs. This includes ensuring curriculum fidelity in accordance with the Head start Early Learning Framework and Texas PreK standards; implement Practice Based Coaching model; analyze CLASS data; and use data for continuous quality improvement.
Content Area Expert/Data Analysis – serve as the education content area expert in Early Childhood Leadership team discussions and decisions. Use data to make informed decisions for continuous quality improvement, including classroom observations, CLASS, child assessment data, and other tools. Provide leadership and support to Education Specialists and assist managers in evaluating staff strengths and challenges and identifying areas of improvement. Analyzes child assessment data and creates reports for various stakeholders regarding child and program educational outcomes.
Monitoring and Compliance – responsible for the ongoing monitoring of education and child development components of the Head Start Performance Standards for all programs. Works with Directors to ensure quality of programs. Work with managers to ensure ongoing accreditation of childcare centers with NAEYC. Reviews education records and portfolios of all children to ensure they are current and represent education component for all federal reviews.
Practice Based Coaching – Design, implement and monitor practice based coaching model for HS/EHS teaching staff. Integrate best practices from Office of Head Start and other resources to create a robust system of coaching and professional development for teachers. Provides on going mentoring and coaching for teachers at centers and models effective teaching behavior through demonstration lessons in the classroom, as needed.
Professional Development – in addition to Practice Based Coaching, creates, implements and monitors overall professional development plan for teaching staff, including planning for annual training and monthly Wellness Wednesday events. Reviews appropriate documentation of training provided for teachers throughout the school year and ensures compliance with OHS, NAEYC, and TX Minimum Standard requirements.
Curriculum – ensures curriculum fidelity with chosen classroom curriculum and alignment with Office of Head Start standards, Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and Texas PreK guidelines.
Community Collaboration – works with CCG staff to ensure effective collaborations between community partners, especially Independent School District partnerships. Serve as a liason between CCG and school districts, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in one of the following:
- Child Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Family and Human Development
- Required Knowledge/Skills
- Experience: At least 3 years supervisory experience and 3 years teaching in an early childhood setting required.
3-5 years of managerial, supervisory experience required.
Strong skills in teamwork, big-picture thinking, and problem-solving required.
Experience with NAEYC or DOD accredited centers strongly preferred.
Knowledge and experience with Head Start program strongly preferred.
Experience with practice-based coaching, conducting adult training workshops, and giving presentations strongly preferred.
Knowledge of ChildPlus database preferred.
Knowledge and experience with Tx Dept of Family Protective Services requirements strongly preferred.
Knowledge and certification in CLASS instrument/training preferred
Must be able to use Microsoft Word and various databases
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Typical office and classroom environment. Local travel required.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS
Contacts are with other classroom teacher(s), administrative staff, Teachings taff and children, parents and families and community members.
Please apply online at www.childcaregroup.org