See full job posting here: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/hr/jobs
The position closes at 4 PM on July 7, 2017
Broad Scope of Position: This position provides support in the implementation of the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The Colorado Preschool Program provides high quality early education services and family supports for eligible children including half-day preschool, full-day preschool and full-day kindergarten. The position also provides support for Results Matter, Colorado’s early childhood assessment and outcomes program.
· Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a closely related field.
· At least three (3) years classroom and/or leadership experience in early childhood programs.
· Knowledge of early childhood development and developmentally appropriate practices.
· Understanding of early childhood screening and assessment.
· Knowledge of the implementation of an authentic assessment system.
· Strong organizational and scheduling skills including the ability to prioritize activities and to work independently.
· Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills.
· Ability to deliver professional development opportunities using effective adult learning strategies and current technology.
· Excellent communication skills with diverse group of stakeholders.
· Evidence of ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative relationships with teachers, administrators, families, and colleagues.
· Ability and willingness to travel.
· The ability to pass a background check, which includes a motor vehicle records search.
· Administrative/Lead teacher experience in a blended classroom serving children eligible for CPP and children with disabilities.
· Experience as CPP Coordinator.
· Understanding of preferred practices in supporting young children who are English Language Learners.
· Knowledge of research-based and promising practices in early childhood curriculum and instruction, inclusive classrooms, and the use of family-centered practices.
· Knowledge of Colorado’s Quality Standards and NAEYC Accreditation Guidelines for preschool and kindergarten.
· Understanding of the Colorado Preschool Program law and rules.
· Ability to convey program requirements in a firm but positive and supportive way.
· Understanding of an early childhood delivery system that includes Head Start programs, early childhood special education, Child Find, public and private preschools, CCCAP, and child care agencies.
· Experience with the Results Matter authentic assessment system
· Ability to develop professional development opportunities for a variety of audiences using effective adult learning strategies and current technology.
· Ability to collaboratively design, implement and maintain a system of data collection, data analysis, and record keeping.
· Ability to use data in evaluating and improving one’s own performance, and in providing technical assistance and support to others.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
· On a regional basis, provide focused monitoring, professional development, consultation and technical assistance including the provision of on-site visits with school districts.
· Provide service and support in the development and maintenance of a high quality system of early childhood education for children who are categorized as at-risk and for their families.
· Work closely with local CPP coordinators, CPP District Program Advisory Councils, school administrators and Early Childhood Councils, where available, to ensure that statutory and quality programming requirements are met.
· Support local programs in the implementation of the CPP Act and the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K).
· Support local programs in the meaningful use of the Quality Standards, the Quality Rating and Improvement System and national program standards and measurement systems to support ongoing quality improvement planning.
· Support local programs in the meaningful use of the Early Learning and Development Guidelines (Colorado Academic Standards and Head Start Child Outcome Indicators embedded) to support assessment and instructional planning in early childhood classrooms.
· Develop materials and provide ongoing professional development and technical assistance for local programs on research topics in early childhood development and education including promising practices in the field.
· Provide ongoing consultation and technical assistance for CPP coordinators, school district administrators, teachers, district council members and partnering community early childhood programs based on identified needs and requests of school district personnel and CPP partners.
· Support and advise CPP District Advisory Councils in creating and strengthening partnerships with community early childhood programs in the delivery of CPP services.
· Provide ongoing professional development and technical assistance in support of high quality child observation, documentation and assessment completion for children funded through CPP and through IDEA Part B, Section 619.
· Provide ongoing monitoring, professional development and technical assistance in online reporting requirements for the OSEP child outcomes for preschool children with disabilities.
· Participate in inter-department CDE initiatives and projects as well as partnerships with external stakeholders.
To obtain a Colorado Department of Education Employment Application, visit our website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/HR/jobs.htm
All materials submitted should be current and specifically address the qualifications for this position.
Hard copies of application materials and application materials sent via mail or fax will not be accepted.