Early Childhood Specialist- Region III- REMOTE
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 26, 2023
ICF seeks an experienced Early Childhood (EC) Specialist to
support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure high
quality Head Start and Early Head Start services in accordance with
federal regulations. The Early Childhood Specialist will provide
training and technical assistance (TTA) to programs to support
progress toward established school readiness goals, focusing on the
use of child and program data to make decisions about approaches to
working with teachers, home visitors, and parents in quality
practices. The Specialist will provide professional-level expertise
by engaging programs in dialogue and learning of best practices for
children from birth to five and encourage a culture of learning
that promotes school readiness. This position is home-based in one
of the regional states (Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), and extensive travel
within Region III, and other parts of the country as needed, will
be required to fulfill the duties of the position. Basic
QualificationsThe Early Childhood Specialist shall have:
- A minimum of a BA or BS Degree in Early Childhood
Education/Development from an accredited university or
- If the highest degree was awarded more than ten years ago, the
resume should specifically detail courses, conferences, seminars
attended or relevant work experience that ensure the proposed
candidate remains current in the field of early childhood
- A minimum of five years experience in programs for young
children ranging from birth to five years in age. The experience
should include the provision of technical assistance to teachers,
home visitors, family childcare providers, coaches, and/or
management team members.
- Experience working with infants and toddlers
- Family engagement experience
- Experience facilitating group discussions and presenting to
range of audiences.
- Experience analyzing data and assisting programs to make data
- Experience providing training and/or technical assistance to
programs in developing and/or implementing school readiness goals
- Experience communicating, both orally and in writing, to
various audiences.Preferred Experience/Skills
- Knowledge of Head Start
- Experience working within a Head Start ProgramKey
ResponsibilitiesThe Regional Early Childhood Specialist shall
provide the following in-person or virtually as determined by the
- Provide TTA to grantees related to school readiness, family
engagement, and professional development.
- Provide TTA related to the selection and implementation of
ongoing child assessment, curriculum, and teaching that is age,
developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate across
the birth to five spectrum.
- Assist grantees to improve teacher/child interactions as
described by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) for
center-based preschool programs and other measures suitable for
programs serving children from birth-to-five or children in home
based and family childcare settings.
- Assist grantees to develop the procedures and skills to
aggregate, analyze, and use data obtained through multiple
- Assist grantees to implement a research-based coaching
- Assist grantees to develop and implement family engagement
practices that support family progress as described in the Parent
Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework, including
coaching of family engagement staff and selection and
implementation of a parenting curriculum.
- Assist grantees to strengthen birth-to-five transition
practices, including building relationships with local preschools,
elementary schools, and other partners.
- Assist grantees to improve their collaboration with Local
Education Agencies (LEAs), state agencies, and other partners.
- Coordinate TTA with Grantee, Family Engagement, Health, and
System Specialists to ensure effective integration of TTA across
service areas, as directed by the Regional Office.
- Maintain regular and timely communication with Regional Office
staff on delivery of TTA and progress toward corrective actions or
- Support emerging OHS initiatives and priorities.Working at
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