Education Coordinator

Para Los Ninos - Los Angeles, CA

Under the oversight of the VP of Early Education/Head Start Director, the Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating, organizing, and coordinating the implementation of all education related components of the Head Start and State Preschool programs. The Education Coordinator is responsible for assuring compliance with State and Federal program requirements related to Head Start Performance Standards, LACOE Head Start, DOE State Preschool, and Community Care Licensing.



Guiding Philosophy

  • Carries out the Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors of Para Los Niños.
  • Carries out Head Start Performance Standards, requirements of the Head Start Act, and the requirements of the LACOE and DOE contracts.
  • Adheres to professional conduct at all times (e.g., proper tone and language use in the classrooms/site, respectful, proper for children, parents, and peers at all times.
  • Attends/participates in: 1) Professional Development Activities, 2) Supervision, and 3) Individualized Professional Development Goals/Activities.


Planning and Program Implementation

  • Plans, coordinates, and administers Head Start and DOE educational components.
  • Oversees staff assessment and evaluates teaching effectiveness while assuring that training and certification standards are being achieved.
  • Leads Tier 1 monitoring activities to ensure compliance with program requirements.
  • Oversees implementation of Creative Curriculum, Second Step, CLASS, ECERS, and School Readiness Observations.
  • Oversees daily and monthly classroom- and site-based Health and Safety Checks
  • Leads Education team meetings.
  • Evaluates facility reports and student reports for compliance with delivery requirements and other performance standards.
  • Leads the development, implementation, evaluation, and follow-up of professional development activities for Education staff.
  • Directs annual evaluations.



CCL/Head Start

  • Completes paperwork and reports any symptoms of child abuse to Supervisor and Child Abuse Hotline, supports teachers to make necessary reports.
  • Completes and maintains Licensing forms as needed.
  • Ensures all required data is prepared and submitted to Child Plus
  • Ensures site compliance with all CCL requirements and Head Start Performance Standards
  • Ensures monitoring of classroom quality with the CLASS, ECERS



  • Schedules supervision meetings with Area Supervisors on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Develops/monitors Professional Development Goals for Area Supervisors.
  • Participates in the interviewing, selection, assignment, and orientation of education staff.
  • Reviews annual evaluation of teachers/associate teachers/floaters.
  • Conducts new hire orientation, training and workshops.
  • Responsible for reviewing/approving timesheets, work orders, purchase orders, and other supporting documentation.
  • Oversees the completion and follow up with all site visits for Community Care Licensing, Health, CACFP and other entities.
  • Completes and ensures all required reports are maintained and submitted to appropriate parties.
  • Developments and monitors goals for the sites
  • Completes reports and communicates problems directly to supervisor as needed.
  • Supervises and monitors client files and assists staff in the compliance of file requirements.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Education, Child Development or related field, preferably supplemented by a Master’s degree related to Education
  • Five years of professional teaching and administrative experience in pre-school programs is required, including supervisory accountabilities and teaching adults.
  • California Site Supervisor Permit, Director’s Permit preferred.




  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Knowledge to identify potential child abuse
  • First Aid and CPR


Special Requirements

  • TB test clearance to be renewed every two years.
  • Verification of Immunizations required by the California Department of Health (Pertussis, Measles and Influenza)
  • DOJ clearance and all other required background checks
  • Understanding of and ability to use technology such at Learning Genie and other agency required programs.
  • Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed). Valid California Driver License. State required automobile insurance coverage.



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Knowledge to identify potential child abuse


Physical Requirements

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Early Education Staff must be able to perform the following physical activities:


  • Observe, see, hear, and respond to children’s needs, emergencies, and conflicts that may occur in the early education center or on the playground.
  • Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Reach a child 20- 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person’s health.
  • Crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social, and ph7uysical needs of children.
  • Verbal and written communication in English to the degree that children, parents, and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing early childhood services.


Expectations for All Para Los Niños Staff

Candidates for employment at a Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
  • Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and families
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
  • Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
  • Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance.



It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Maria Elena Cortez

Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: March 12th, 2018

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