Qualifications and Requirements
The Curriculum and Family Resources Coordinator must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field
- Minimum of two years of teaching experience in early childhood education
- Emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities.
- A tuberculosis test, and compliance with background checks as required by DSS and DHCDC
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and effective organizational skills
- Must meet all child care licensing requirements per Virginia Code and regulations
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Serve as a resource person in curriculum and instruction for teaching staff
- Design, implement and maintain quality early learning programs
- Develop and coordinate professional development throughout the year for teachers and teacher assistants
- Work with Program Director to coordinate staff meetings
- Monitor and assess student progress through the use of data in all kindergarten readiness areas
- Monitor and observe teachers formally and informally on an ongoing basis to ensure teaching, licensing, curricula, and NAEYC standards are met with fidelity
- When conducting regular classroom observations, provide constructive and supportive feedback to teachers and teacher assistants
- With a focus on student learning, supervise and evaluate teaching staff to include teacher assistants in tandem with the Program Director
- Submit required documentation for program accreditation, to include NAEYC and Virginia Quality Measurement and Improvement System.
- Communicate effectively with parents, guardians and families regarding student progress in terms of development and learning, and concerns
- Work with lead teachers, teacher assistants and volunteers to use and develop their skills and abilities in planning and carrying out classroom activities.
- Work with administration, board members and committees to ensure strategic planning goals are met
- Ensure classroom materials are replenished
- Prepare summer camp curriculum and provide leadership and coordination in implementation of summer camp program
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with children and their families
- Assist the Program Director in developing and managing parent resources to include monthly parent partnership meetings
- Work with Program Director to hire qualified program staff and assist in the onboarding of new hires
- Remain a learner and stay current about topics related to early childhood development, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and evidence-based instructional practices.
- Identify and respond to emergency situations according to DHCDC policy.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the PD and ED
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Requires ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills.
- Requires effective interpersonal and oral communication skills
- Ability to work in a team setting,
- Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.
- Possess visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if need.
- Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, the telephone, fax machine, copier, and walkie talkie
- Ability to work with culturally diverse staff, children, and parents.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
- Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids or tissues.
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
- Job requires sitting in chairs and on the floor, standing for long periods of time as well as stooping, squatting, and running if needed to ensure child safety.
- Must be able to clean interactive areas
- Must be able to lift 55 pounds to include children when necessary
- Must be able to enter and exit a Center van without assistance and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions.