Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Coach

Child Start Inc. - Napa, CA

Child Start, Inc.

Job Description


Job Title:  Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Coach        Status:  Non-Exempt


Program/Department:  EHS-CCP                                       Supervises:  None


Supervisor:  EHS-CCP Program Manager                               Created:  February 2017



The Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Coach works in partnership with licensed child care centers and family child care homes, contracted Early Head Start Providers, and Early Head Start Families to ensure comprehensive services and high quality child care in Napa and Solano Counties.  The EHS-CCP Coach ensures that services are provided in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards and California State Licensing regulations, and must: be able to build relationships based on mutual respect; demonstrate effective culturally sensitive communication skills; practice conflict resolution skills; have an on-going commitment to learning; possess good observation skills, and model best practices working with young children.


The EHS-CCP Coach will provide coaching and mentoring services using principles and appropriate learning strategies to support children’s developmental growth in social-emotional development, cognitive development, language development, physical development, and nutrition education.  Working in partnership with child care partners, the EHS-CCP coach will provide ongoing support and goal setting opportunities to parents of enrolled Early Head Start children.



1.     Technical Assistance:

a.     Maintains content development expertise and disseminates such knowledge by providing ongoing technical assistance. 

b.     Develops resources and demonstrates best practices while working with child care partners.

c.     Promotes continuous quality improvement and quality assurance efforts for the agency.

2.     Coaching and Mentoring:   

a.     Facilitates peer-to-peer learning in both one-on-one and group settings as a joint process for building capacity

b.     Provides guidance in building skill development and competence by performing on-the-job technical assistance and modeling of specific skills.  

c.     Evaluates skills and strategies, and supports the development, implementation, and coordination of internal support plans (action plans, behavior plans) with parents and partners.

d.     Provides ongoing quality assistance to address children’s challenging behaviors and sensory needs.

e.     Utilizes new models of research-based instruction and practice-based coaching to implement current instructional practice and coaching for partners with staff.

f.      Supports in the creation of individual professional development plans, improving credentialing and participation in Napa and Solano County’s quality rating system (QRIS).


3.     Quality Assurance:

a.     Participates in site visits, classrooms observations, and work groups to assess program needs and planning   strategies for system/process improvement and/or development of early childhood education, disabilities, and mental health services in partnership settings.

b.     Supports the implementation of the agency’s work plan to insure the program/content goals and objectives are met.

c.     Supports with implementation of curriculum/individualization plans and ongoing assessments.

d.     Ensures safe and healthy learning environments by following health and safety procedures and directives.

e.     Provides statistical, analytical or other information reports as requested.

f.      Maintains confidentiality of all Early Head Start, agency, child and family information.

g.     Assists and trains with the development and implementation of screenings, assessments, curriculum, and quality classroom management.


4.     Family Services:

a.     Coordinates with child care partners to integrate family partnership goals with classroom efforts and to ensure integrated child and family curriculum.

b.     Conducts home visits to complete ASQ screenings, education and family services planning, identifying goals, and following up on referrals. Acts as a family care planner and works cooperatively with local agencies to assist families with connecting to services in the local community.

c.     Regularly shares information with child care partners to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.

d.     Provides health, safety and family literacy activities to parents, as appropriate.

e.     Coordinates with child care partners to promote parent engagement in the program as a classroom visitor, volunteer, employee, and/or participate in family events.

f.      Develops a working knowledge of community resources.

g.     Refers families for emergency or crisis assistance and documents all follow-up to referrals. 

h.     Coordinates or refers families to opportunities for continuing education, employment training and other employment services through formal or informal networking in the community.

i.      Assists child care partners with offering (either directly or through referral to local entities) the following:

  • training in pedestrian safety
  • opportunities to share experiences with other parents
  • any other activity designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their children.

j.      Provides with respect to each participating family, a family needs assessment that includes consultation with such parents about the benefits of parent engagement and about the activities in which parents may choose to participate.

k.     Attends parent/teacher conferences, as requested.

l.      Assists child care partners with Parent Committee meetings, Family Nights and other parent activities.


5.     Team Work:

a.     Communicates effectively to build trust.

b.     Works cooperatively with other agencies to meet the needs of families and children served.

c.     Coordinates child and/or family referrals.

d.     Provides support services of children’s transition plan.

e.     Provides flexibility to make thoughtful decisions in an evolving, multi-faceted environment with fluctuating demands.

f.      Communicates regularly with EHS-CCP Program Manager, EHS-CCP staff, consultants, community partners and EHS-CCP partners.


6.     Program Planning, Design and Implementation.

a.     Assists EHS-CCP Program Manager in the development and implementation of the annual training plan, including local, state, and regional training.

b.     Anticipates future trends and articulates credible visions enabling innovative and appropriate program planning.

c.     Assists, supports, implements, and evaluates program development strategies.

d.     Assists, prepares, coordinates, and maintain relevant meetings, training and professional development activities as assigned, including monthly parent meetings and training cohorts for partners



1.     Profession requirements based on the current Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Act:

a.     A baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education;


b.     A baccalaureate or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children.

2.     Have the capacity to offer assistance to other educators in the implementation and adaptation of curricula to the group and individual needs of children in the Early Head Start program.

3.     Experience with or the ability to complete training in the following is required: 

§ Environmental ratings scales (ECERS, ITERS, and FCERS).

§ Teacher/child interaction tools (CLASS).  Must be able to obtain and maintain CLASS reliable certification for Infants and Toddlers.

§ Formative Assessment Instruments (DRDP 2015 Infant/Toddler and DRDP Preschool Fundamental View).  Must be able to obtain training certificate in DRDP 2015 and Meaningful Observations (DRDP 2015).

§ Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC).  Must be accepted to enroll and successfully complete the PITC Trainer Institute for Modules I, II, III, and IV.

§ Creative Curriculum and ASQ Screeners

§ Family Development

4.     Familiarity with and experience implementing Head Start/Early Head Start performance standards is strongly preferred.

5.     Must possess good listening and organizational skills; be successful at getting others to look introspectively; know how to guide people with step-by-step instructions; and continuously support partners until goals are reached.

6.     Good analytical/problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.

7.     Ability to pass medical exam and TB test.

8.     Valid California driver’s license; vehicle liability insurance.



1.     Regular office and site visits with child care partners in both child care centers and family child care homes throughout Napa and Solano Counties.

2.     Must be able to travel for conferences, training, and other program-related events outside the service area, often times overnight.

3.     Requires strong, culturally sensitive communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people from varying backgrounds.

4.     Occasional stooping or bending may be required, including frequent lifting, (up to 40 pounds or an equivalent weight) required.



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

2.     Vehicle


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.



Child Start, Inc.

Salary Schedule


Job Title:  Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Coach        Status:  Non-Exempt


Program/Department:  EHS-CCP                                       Supervises:  None


Supervisor:  EHS-CCP Program Manager                               Created:  February 2017


Starting Salary: $45,760 ($22/hr.)                                               Max Salary: $49,920 ($24/hr.)

The salary schedule for the EHS-CCP Coach is based on the successful completion of professional development activities that support the position.  Each tier represents specific certification and/or training that, once completed, would increase the position’s salary by $520 annually ($0.25 per hour).  While the tiers below do not need to be completed in any particular order, Tiers 1 and 2 (marked with an *) must be successfully completed within two years of being hired in order to remain employed as the EHS-CCP Coach.  All training will be managed by the EHS-CCP Program Manager as part of an ongoing professional development plan for the individual coach based on needs and available funding.



*Tier 1

Desired Results Developmental Profile – Certified Training Institute

*Tier 2

Family Development Credential

Tier 3

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Trainers Institute

  • Module I: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization
  • Module II: Group Care
  • Module III: Learning and Development
  • Module IV: Culture, Family, and Providers

Tier 4

Environmental Rating Scale Institutes and Training to Reliability

  • Family Child Care (FCCERS-R)
  • Infant/Toddler (ITERS-R)
  • Early Childhood (ECERS-2)

Tier 5

Ages and Stages (ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2) Training of Trainers Institute AND


Center on Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) for:

  • Infant/Toddler Modules 1-4
  • Preschool Modules 1-4

Tier 6

Early Start Foundations and Skills Training with focus on children with disabilities

  • Foundation I: Understanding Systems, Processes and Practices
  • Foundation II: Working through the IFSP Process
  • Foundation III: Partnering for Effective Service Delivery
  • Skill Base I: Facilitating Communication Development
  • Skill Base II: Facilitating Social and Emotional Development

Tier 7

Classroom Assessment Scoring Systems (CLASS) Observer:

  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Preschool

Tier 8

Classroom Assessment Scoring Systems (CLASS) Trainer:

  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Preschool


How to Apply


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Contact Info

Renay Ordonez

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Napa, CA

Salary: 45760.00 - 49920.00

Posted On: December 5th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: http://www.childstartinc.org

Child Start is committed to development of the whole child, educationally, socially, and emotionally through our Head Start and Early Head Start

programs and in collaboration with community programs and services that benefit low-income families.