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Date Posted04/05/2021
Job TitleFCCN Education Specialist
CityNew York
StateNew York
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Organization Background:
Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) is a social services organization that creates positive social change. CPC empowers Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities in New York City by ensuring they have access to resources and opportunities needed to thrive. CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services organization and is the trusted partner for over 60,000 individuals and families striving to achieve goals in their education, family, community, and career.

The Family Child Care Network is a component of the Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services (ECLW) and is housed at CPC Manhattan Community Services. The goals are to promote children’s holistic development with high-quality learning in safe, healthy home environments; help families access childcare that meets their diverse needs; support staff to understand FCCPs’ needs, monitor program delivery; increase the capacity of FCCPs to provide children with a high-quality education through training on childcare regulations, research-supported curricula.

Position Summary:
CPC FCC Networks and the Department of Education (DOE) view family child care as a respected and valued profession within the early care and education system in New York City. We seek to support and enhance the existing strengths of family child care as birth-3 programs that promote continuous and responsive relationships, strengthen early learning skills, build resilience, and lay the foundation for all future learning. The primary role of the Education Specialist is to build strengths-based relationships with affiliated providers to support them as needed and, in particular, with implementing high-quality play-based instruction.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Manage a caseload of affiliated family child care providers and conduct home/program visits
• Provide strength-based coaching visits to all affiliated providers to ensure adherence to curriculum guidelines and
implementation
• Be part of a team in assessing the quality of affiliated family child care programs and support developmentally
appropriate practices for mixed age groups in affiliated family child care programs
• Collaborate with the FCCN Education Director, FCCN Family Support Worker, and FCCN Monitors to meet the needs of all
children and families
• Plan and implement an evidence-based curriculum within a mixed-age setting that supports 3-K children
• Provide support and guidance on teaching and instruction, responsive practices, family engagement, mental health, and
additional areas related to the care and instruction of all children in the program
• Develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with affiliated family child care providers
• Work closely with the FCCN Educational Director on curriculum development, implementation, coaching and program
improvement
• Support providers with developing and implementing individualized family/child plan to address children’s social-
emotional development needs
• Support all providers who are working toward the completion of a CDA certification or other higher early childhood
education degree
• Coordinate parent/family involvement with family workers for workshops and information sessions
• Design and deliver workshops and information sessions for families
• Support family workers to refer to appropriate services to families/children based on the developmental needs of
children
• Assist with the recruitment of family child care providers and families
• Maintain documentation on FCC programs and enrolled children as required by the Department of Education and
Network
• Provide required data and monthly reports set forth by the Network and funding source promptly
• Other duties as requested by Network and Educational Directors to fulfill job responsibilities

Qualifications and Essential Skills:
• BA/BS in early childhood, infant/toddler studies, or elementary education (required)
• Experience teaching children under six (required)
• Knowledge of child development birth to three and assessment tools (ECERS-R, FCCERS-R, ITERS-3, CLASS)
• Two to three years of experience working in an early childhood center-based or family childcare setting (preferred)
• Reliable and complement in administering the DECE’s FCC Provider Selection Interview (preferred)
• Experienced or Credential Trainer in family child care and early childhood education field
• Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Bilingual English and (either Chinese, Spanish, or Korean) (preferred)
• Must meet all applicable federal, state, and city requirements to work with children in an early childhood setting
• Willingness to travel within FCC Network catchment area
• Time management skills are essential
• Able to work on some Saturdays and evenings

Compensation:
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience; Excellent benefits package including paid holiday, sick, and personal time off. Medical insurance coverage including Dental and Vision; Basic Life Insurance coverage; 403(b) Retirement

How to apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Sumon Chin at schin@cpc-nyc.org. Write FCCN Education Specialist on the Subject line.

NameSumon Chin
Company NameChinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
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