The CFCE Specialist’s primary responsibility is to provide developmentally appropriate, early literacy-rich experiences, including playgroups for young children (ages 0-5); to strengthen and foster positive relationships between parents and their children; and to provide community outreach, resources and information on early learning and development, parenting and social resources and support for parents and families. The Specialist will lead, coordinate and manage all aspects of the Palmer/Monson Family Center, assuring effective and efficient delivery of services and compliance with professional standards and best practices. This project is funded by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), and the CFCE Specialist is responsible for meeting EEC’s expectations for full CFCE implementation in Palmer and Monson.
Who We Are: We are early childhood development specialists who work to promote high quality early childhood education and care. Our department has years of experience in consulting, teaching, coaching, family engagement and support, and making community connections.
We Value: High quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do.
Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work proactively and purposefully, to promote positive outcomes for our youngest learners.
This is You:
- You have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field
- You have experience working with children and families
- You are able to provide support to early childhood community partners
- You have good communication and interpersonal skills and can network and conduct outreach efforts
Highlights of What You Will Do:
- Provide four drop in playgroups weekly: three in person, one virtual, and specialized early childhood events in both Palmer and Monson
- Provide appropriate resources and support to meet each family’s individual needs
- Plan developmentally appropriate activities
- Provide outreach to ensure that the community and schools has information about the center and CFCE activities and events
- Support children and families through transitions including kindergarten transitions
- Provide welcome baby visits
- Conduct and assist families with ASQ and upload ASQ results onto online system
We hope that you will join us in this work!
- Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field
- Minimum of 2 years experience in a position working with parents and young children
- Solid knowledge of child development, family dynamics, and pre/postpartum issues
- Familiarity with the field of early education and care and the MA Department of Early Education and Care system
- Able to work both independently and in a team with other staff
- Able to work with children, parents, caregivers, public schools, and community resources (WIC, EI, etc)
- Reliable car and valid driver’s license
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple tasks
- Able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) screening
- Computer skills using Google documents, calendars, and spreadsheets
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- BilingualEnglish/Spanish, bicultural skills helpful
Dates of service: 38 weeks, aligning with school district calendars with flexibility to extend services in June and providing reduced programming for 8 summer weeks
Total hours per programming cycle: 32 ( 4hrs per wk) summer hours, 19 hours per week school year
Apply online at CES career page. Submit a cover letter of interest, resume and references.
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