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Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) is the nation's largest Asian American social services agency. Our vision is to advance and transform communities, and our mission is to promote social and economic empowerment among Chinese American, immigrant and low-income communities. Our organizational values are: 1) We are our community; 2) We embrace our community; and 3) We empower our community.
Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services (ECLW) is one of the programs offered by CPC’s Manhattan Community Services. It is also a member of the New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium that is composed of four culturally diverse child care resource and referral agencies in New York City. Our service goals are to serve the child care needs of families through providing education, information, and referrals, as well as to increase the supply and improve the quality of child care services through coaching, assessment-based & intensive technical assistance, health care consultancy and training.
As a part of the ECLW, the Educational Specialist will provide site/home coaching visits to affiliated 3-K providers and support the planning and implementation of an evidence-based curriculum with the mixed-age setting that supports 3-K children. The Educational Specialist will work collaboratively with other ECLW program staff.
• The Educational Specialist will work with the ECLW team to build and enhance quality early child care settings for
young children, families, and child care professionals.
• Conduct site visits in child care settings to provide intensive and assessment-based technical assistance to early
childhood professionals and family care day providers on best practices in serving children.
• Complete regular on-site monitoring visits to ensure affiliated providers’ compliance with all applicable regulations
under OCFS, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), DOE,
and other regulatory agencies.
• Support FCC providers in the implementation of curricula that advances play-based, developmentally appropriate,
and responsive early care and education experiences.
• Enhance and develop the capacity of affiliated providers through regular professional learning and practice-based
• Partner with FCC providers to provide family engagement and support services, including parenting, mental health
and wellness, special education, health and nutrition, and referrals to community-based services.
• Ensure that FCC providers effectively serve children and families with specialized needs, including children with
disabilities, children with medical needs, children who are emergent multilingual learners, and children living in
• Be knowledgeable in using the Environmental; Rating Scales (ITERS, FCCERS, and ECERS).
• Coordinate, conduct and facilitate appropriate meetings and training opportunities for child care providers and other
early childhood education professionals.
• Keep current with best practice information and developmentally-appropriate practices.
• Performs assigned milestones with quality and gather documentation as required promptly.
• Any other duties as assigned by the Director.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field.
• Previous experience working with young children and two years in the childcare-related field preferred.
• Excellent oral and written skills in English and a second language (Chinese, Spanish or Korean) are preferred.
• Ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-motivating.
• Able to work on some Saturdays.
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including paid holiday, vacation, sick and personal days. medical insurance coverage including Dental and Vision; Basic Life Insurance coverage; 403(b) Retirement.
POSITION TYPE: Full Time
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume and cover letter to: Sumon Chin: firstname.lastname@example.org, Write: Educational Specialist in subject line.