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Early Childhood Education Support Specialist
Job Code:2018-EHS-033
Department:Early Head Start
Location:Southampton Head Start Center
FT/PT Status:Regular Full-time

Job Responsibilities:

Early Childhood Education Support Specialist                                         

Early Childhood Education                                                                                                                          



The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.

The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.

This position is responsible for supervising and participating in the operations of the center based Early Childhood Education program.




  • Supervises and monitors the work of assigned personnel; monitors and approves time clock entries; conducts annual performance evaluations.


  • Monitors site quality and compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.


  • Ensures compliance with all relevant local, state and federal standards.


  • Conducts classroom observations.


  • Implements practice based coaching as assigned.


  • Coordinates scheduling substitutes and staffing daily.


  • Monitors and provides follow-up with ongoing employee requirements, including professional development plans.


  • Reviews teachers' weekly lesson plans.


  • Plans and coordinates center events.


  • Assists with personnel meetings, performance concerns, and provides consistent follow-up on performance improvement plans.


  • Assists with parent concerns & case conferences.


  • Attends Lead Teacher and Site Supervisor meetings.


  • Performs the duties of a Lead Teacher as assigned.


  • Assists in the implementation of behavior management programs.


  • Orders supplies and materials.


  • Performs related duties.


Job Qualifications:




  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education required)


  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.


  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment used.