This is a non-benefited, grant funded position for the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (CPPI) grant.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Department of Early Education and Care Lead Teacher certification

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in early childhood administration and leadership
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience coaching
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a lead teacher in a preschool setting
  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Knowledge of and experience with EEC licensing regulations
  • Knowledge and experience with the CLASS observation tool
  • Knowledge and experience with reflective supervision and/or the PBC model
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must maintain confidentiality in a professional manner
  • Ability to be self-directed and problem solve
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51A you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Travel, within Springfield, to 3 locations to provide coaching and educator PLC’s
  • Develop a positive working relationship with the Springfield Public School members involved in the CPPI grant
  • Work in partnership with the community based organizations involved in the CPPI grant
  • Conduct classroom observations to support educators in developing individual and classroom goals
  • Use completed CLASS observation reports to support educators in developing individual and classroom goals
  • Facilitate weekly classroom coaching sessions based on individual and classroom goals
  • Facilitate monthly educator PLC’s on topics relative to the program
  • Model developmentally appropriate practice for classroom educators and provide direct instruction if necessary
  • Responsible for overseeing and ensuring completion of all reports and forms
  • Monthly, or as needed, meet with program director to review coaching sessions
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • All other duties as assigned

Employment Requirements:

  • Background Record Check as required

Position reports to:

  • CPPI Early Learning Partners

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