Classroom Management Coach

Child Start Inc - Napa, CA

Child Start, Inc. 

Job Description


Job Title:  Classroom Management Coach                          Status: Non-Exempt


Program/Department: Head Start/Early Head Start Revised:  March 2018


Supervisor: Education/Disabilities Manager                         Supervises: none




The Classroom Management Coach is responsible for providing coaching in ECE classrooms to facilitate high quality early education and promote school readiness by providing support to implement effective classroom management techniques and creating positive learning environments.  The Classroom Management Coach will observe, plan, and support the implementation of prevention and intervention strategies with staff in order to support children’s successful inclusion in classroom settings. 




1.    Collaborate with classroom staff to design classroom management plans for children exhibiting challenging behaviors

2.       Observe and analyze children’s behaviors to support classroom plans needed to facilitate effective social and emotional development

3.       Model effective classroom management strategies to respond effectively to children with challenging behaviors

4.    Provide teaching staff with ideas and feedback regarding classroom management strategies based on observations, including but not limited to:

  • ·         General classroom management strategies to support nurturing and responsive relationships and high quality supportive environments
  • ·         Targeted social and emotional supports 
  • ·         Individual preventions and interventions for children exhibiting challenging behaviors
  • ·         Implementation of classroom management/behavior plans

5.    Facilitate on-site consultation services in the application of classroom management techniques

6.    Support staff to implement best practices regarding behaviors and learning in early childhood education

7.    Provide one on one support in identified classrooms with children demonstrating challenging behaviors by utilizing positive behavior techniques and strategies

8.    Provide training to HS/EHS staff on the Teaching Pyramid/Pyramid Model to support positive social-emotional development in classrooms.

9.    Develop and maintain reflective relationship with staff members

10.  Build trusting and nurturing relationships with children from the perspective of typical child development

11.  Support staff to obtain community resources for children and families and report any referrals to Child Start administration for tracking purposes

12.  Monitor and track coaching activities with appropriate documentation

13.  Effectively communicate with Education Department staff, Regional Program Managers and site staff regarding classroom and individual child needs

14.   Protects operations by keeping confidential, private, and sensitive information within the parameters of policy and need-to-know requirements. 

15.  Perform other duties as assigned




1.       BA in Early Childhood Education or related field with minimum 24 ECE units required

2.       ECE units or specialized training in working with children with special needs, challenging behaviors or trauma informed care

Training and Experience:

3.       Minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in a Head Start/Early Head Start program

4.       Familiarity and experience utilizing Teaching Pyramid/Center for Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) strategies

5.       Experience training, coaching, and mentoring ECE professionals

Knowledge and Skills:

6.       Successful experience working with children with challenging behaviors and special needs

7.       Familiarity with adult learning theories

8.       Ability to work independently, communicate through verbal, non-verbal and written communications


9.       Ability to pass medical exam and TB test, and supply required Immunizations

10.   Valid California drivers license; vehicle liability insurance. 


1.    Telephone, fax, copier, personal computer with related software, including database, Word, Excel. 

2.    Other office equipment: phone, fax, copier, etc.

3.    Vehicle



Regular office and preschool environments.  Occasional stooping or bending may be required. Frequent lifting, (up to 40 pounds or an equivalent weight) required.


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Duties and responsibilities and skills may vary depending upon agency needs.


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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Napa, CA

Salary: 24.00 - 0.00

Posted On: June 8th, 2018

Agency Details


Child Start Inc. is committed to providing quality early learning and essential support services to vulnerable young children and their families. Our vision  is to create a community that values each child and family, and we strive to be responsive to changing needs by strengthening and expanding well-established programs like Head Start and Early Head Start, while also adding new services.