Early Head Start Site Supervisor

Foothill Family - El Monte, CA

The Early Head Start Site Supervisor coordinates daily operations in accordance with Community Care Licensing Requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.   This position supervises teaching staff and assists in overseeing volunteers.  Works collaboratively with Early Childhood Education Manager to integrate current theory and best practices into the children’s program. Supports teaching staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality early education and child development services, including for children with disabilities, that promote children’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth for later success in school.  In order to meet program requirements and full enrollment, this position may oversee and/or provide direct services for other program options.


  • Oversees site operations and maintaining compliance with Title 22 and Title 5 regulations.
  • Ensures availability to maintain staff-child ratios, as needed.
  • Develops and maintains community partnerships and providing excellent representation and collaboration on behalf of the Agency.
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of fully qualified Infant/Toddler teaching staff.
  • Provides leadership in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum directly connected to the needs and interests of the children.
  • Coaches and mentors teaching staff to ensure the implementation of procedures that support individualization and growth in the areas of development described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
  • Provides training and ongoing coaching to teachers to ensure the delivery of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate learning experiences in language, literacy, mathematics, social and emotional functioning, approaches to learning, science, physical skills, and creative arts.
  • Supports teaching staff to ensure the implementation with fidelity of the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers.
  • Supervises, monitors, and provides support to center staff where/as needed to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Act.
  • Ensures teachers keep children safe and healthy through proper supervision, authentic interaction and practicing good health and safety practices in accordance with Caring For Our Children.
  • Participates actively with Education Manager in planning and reporting progress of compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Facilitates teacher’s understanding and implementation of teaching strategies that improve children outcomes using child assessment data, program data and classroom observation. 
  • Conducts classroom observations and provides feedback to teaching staff to ensure staff have the capacities to perform their duties and to program mandates and requirements are met.
  • Monitors the completion of the developmental screening and assessments based on program’s timelines.
  • Works closely with other program managers and coordinators to ensure children and staff have the supports needed including, services for children with potential or diagnosed mental health, disabilities, health and nutritional needs.
  • Provides orientation and training to new instructional staff.
  • Maintains required recordkeeping, agendas, minutes, and sign-in sheets.
  • Attends recommended training programs, conferences, and organizations that promote professional growth and improvement of early childhood education.
  • Assists classroom staff in implementation of special needs services.
  • Completes student file reviews to ensure that records are maintained as required.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff by role modeling workplace values, flexibility, and being a team player.
  • Provides oversight to classroom volunteers, including verification of hours, scheduling support, and classroom orientation.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications with parents, caregivers, school staff, and community (i.e., parent conferences, back-to-school night, open house, curriculum nights etc.).
  • Fosters positive relationships with local school districts and other community agencies.
  • Monitors to ensure the daily practices must embed responsive and effective teacher-child interactions.
  • Ensures teachers and other relevant staff provide responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment that promotes healthy development and children’s skill growth including, age-appropriate equipment, materials, supplies and physical space for indoor and outdoor learning environments with functional space and that such spaces are accessible to and inclusive of children.
  • Provides regular and ongoing supervision to support implementation Foothill’s .system of individualized and ongoing professional development.
  • Ensures teachers provide developmentally appropriate schedules, lesson plans, and indoor and outdoor learning experiences that provide adequate opportunities for choice, play, exploration, and experimentation among a variety of learning, sensory, motor, and physical activity experiences.
  • Ensure teachers implement Foothill’s policies and procedures that support bilingualism and bi-literacy as strengths and those that support bilingualism and bi-literacy development.
  • Supports teachers and monitors to ensure snack and meal times are planned in ways that support development and learning and that foods served are age and developmentally appropriate.
  • Complies with all confidentiality and personal identification information policies and procedures including to HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with other Agency staff, collaborating when appropriate. 
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • BA in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • 6 units Infant/Toddler caregiving and/or curriculum (if course has not been completed, it must be completed within the first year of employment).
  • Current Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Program Director Permit authorized by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Must have Knowledge of and/or experience with Creative Curriculum, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, QRIS, Infant/Toddler Learning Foundations, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Desired Results Developmental Profile and ITERS.
  • 5 years of experience working with children ages 0-5 years old in a preschool program.
  • 5 years of progressive leadership experience working in a supervisory or mentoring role supporting infant and toddler classrooms
  • CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Knowledge and skills in reflective practice and/or supervision.
  • Sound organization and time management skills.
  • Initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
  • Ability to work well with staff in a team setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
  • Must be able to work during weekends or evenings as needed for Parent Committee meetings and to attend trainings and meetings.
  • Must have computer skills and ability to work with electronic record keeping systems and reporting.
  • Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.
  • Agency required auto insurance liability.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

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Job Details

Category: Program Administration

Type: FT

Location: El Monte, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: May 24th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: https://www.foothillfamily.org/index.php

Foothill Family is dedicated to making a positive difference in clients’ lives.  We strive for excellence and provide a positive, stimulating work environment for our diverse, enthusiastic and talented staff.  Staff members are valued as individuals, are encouraged to grow and develop their skills and are supported by their supervisors and their peers.  We support innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in our approach to achieving our mission. We embrace high quality professional work, ethical standards and a sense of responsibility from all staff.  We encourage a team approach, flexibility and a commitment to getting the job done.  Our warm, friendly environment encourages a sense of belonging and camaraderie as we support clients in creating positive change in their lives.