Curriculum Development/Supervision, Program Administration, Teaching, 0-5
This position supports the work of Rosemount Center, an early childhood education and family support center (Early Head Start/DC OSSE/Private Pay) and reports to the Education Manager. The Instructional Coach acts as a curriculum mentor and coach for the teaching staff and assists the Education Manager in the overall planning, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and ongoing administration of the curriculum. The Instructional Coach performs the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Creative Curriculum®, Head Start Performance Standards; Head Start child development outcomes; the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), and thorough knowledge and application of developmentally appropriate school readiness practice.
Duties and Responsibilities 1. Helps supervise all Center-Based teachers including: a. Conducting daily observations b. Reviewing weekly lesson plans and activities c. Analyzing quarterly child outcome reports utilizing the results of the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool and evaluating the results of ongoing observations of children using Gold Checkpoints Annual Child Development Plans d. Making recommendations for continuous improvement regarding: teacher-child interaction, behavior modification strategies and staff interaction 2. Helps to supervise children's assessment, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, developmental assessments, and children's assessment data entry and outcome reports. 3. Assists with supervising all classroom practices - room arrangement, lesson plans, daily schedules, routines, and transitions to assure their adherence to program policies. 4. Attends staff training and meetings, and Board and parent meetings as requested. 5. Assists individual staff members in identifying their training needs, and improving their knowledge and abilities. 6. Helps to evaluate the performance of teaching staff, at the end of probation and annually thereafter, and recommends subsequent personnel actions. 7. Actively participates in the development and implementation of the Teacher Professional Development Plans, and helps to ensure all teaching staff complete 30 hours of professional development annually. 8. Assures that files and documentation are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained; 9. Works closely with program management to ensure classroom health and safety practices are carried out. 10. Assures compliance with District of Columbia licensing curriculum standards, Head Start standards, and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation requirements. 11. Supports the best use of technology. 12. Supports the Center’s senior management and performs other duties upon request.
1. Bachelor of Arts or Science in early childhood education or related field required; Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. 2. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 3. Experience with multi-ethnic and low-income families. 4. Expertise in planning and implementing child development activities, as well as analyzing complex data to inform continuous improvement and professional development. 5. Knowledge of Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, Head Start Performance Standards, and Other Regulations. 6. Excellent supervisory/management skills, as well as strong written and oral communication. 7. Leadership, flexibility, and team building skills are essential. 8. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), database management, and outcomes evaluation systems.
Physical Demands 1. Primary responsibilities are performed in an on-site location walking between classrooms and sitting at a desk. 2. Ability to use desktop computer and telephone on a frequent basis 3. Light work, which involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Note: The selected applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States. This position is funded by a federal grant and employees must successfully complete medical testing annually and complete an initial criminal background check prior to employment.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Rosemount Center’s mission is to prepare children and families for the future by providing comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs in a dual language (Spanish/English), multicultural setting.
Located in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of the District of Columbia, Rosemount serves some 240 children and holds a waiting list of many families who are seeking the Center’...s services for its high-quality, dual language early childhood and parent support programs. Rosemount offers early childhood education in 17 classrooms at the Center for infant/toddler and preschool children and a home-based program for families in the District of Columbia. The home-based teachers visit the home weekly to provide educational and supportive services to parents with young children and pregnant mothers. Programs focusing on nutrition, health development, and parenting support both center-based and home-based programs.
The majority of Rosemount’s families live at or just above poverty-level and speak little English. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)and is recognized as a “Gold-Level” Center by the District of Columbia’s Department of Human Services.