Early Head Start Program Manager

CAPE, Inc. - Livermore, CA




CAPE offers: up to 15 accrued sick days, up to 10 accrued vacation days, 13 paid holidays after probation, 100% paid monthly medical premium for the employee, 50k life insurance, and up to $350 tuition reimbursement per semester.


The Early Head Start Program Manager provides oversight and management of CAPE’s directly operated Early Head Start (EHS) centers and EHS Partnership programs. The Manager provides direction and support to CAPE EHS staff and contracted partner providers. Also, ensures contract compliance with all Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act, all Program Instruction (PIs) and ensures that applicable state and local regulations are met and maintained through on-going monitoring and technical support. Ensures the appropriate and timely provision of education services, and in collaboration with CAPE managers, coordinators and specialists ensures health, nutrition, mental health, and disabilities services to EHS children. Regularly monitors the accurate inputting of program information in the Child Plus software system to ensure all information is accurate and reliable.

Essential Job Duties / Responsibilities of the EHS Program Manager include, but are not limited to the


  • • Ensure the administration of instructional program standards and requirements at CAPE and partner sites, and assists staff in selecting and using effective instructional materials, strategies and techniques.
  • • Support the selection of effective instructional materials and equipment and evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional program through periodic visitations, monitoring and reports.
  • • Identify and provide training & technical assistance to CAPE and partner staff, as needed.
  • • Work closely with management staff to ensure Family Services and Health Services are implemented efficiently and effectively, and to ensure compliance with all related Head Start Performance Standards.
    • In collaboration with CAPE’s Executive Team ensure the development and implementation of plans and procedures to assess and monitor all CAPE EHS and partner program activities, and environmental safety.
  • • Develop and maintain, with the assistance of content area staff policies and procedures for the EHS program.
  • • Responsible for the completion of the annual Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Program Information Report.
  • • Serve as an advocate on behalf of the agency, families and children.
  • • Work to expand the visibility of the agency in the community, developing formal and informal networks.
  • • Serve as a resource person for Early Head Start during reviews and program self-assessments.
  • • Participate as part of the agency management team to assist in agency wide planning, development of new projects and creation of linkages and partnerships in the community.
  • • Coordinate/participate in regularly schedule partner check-in meetings.
  • • Maintain a positive relationship of support with partners e.g. assisting with trainings, etc.
  • • Represent CAPE at local, regional and state activities.
  • • Recruit and participate in the hiring and training of staff as needed.
  • • All other duties as assigned.


Education: BA and/or MA degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field,

with coursework and/or specialized training in Infant/Toddler development.


  • • Three years relevant Early Head Start work experience, at least 2 years in a specialist or management


  • • Management experience in Early Head Start program operations preferred
  • • Knowledge of theory and principles of Infant/Toddler early childhood education and

Developmentally appropriate emergent curriculum

  • • Computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Word/Windows, and Child Plus software system

experience preferred

  • • Knowledge of the needs and problems of low-income families and demonstrated ability to work

effectively with them

  • • Ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing
  • • Experience with ethnic and cultural diversities
  • • Strong organizational skills
  • • Bi-lingual skills desirable

Physical Demands:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear, and taste or smell.


Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 50 pounds occasionally.


Specific vision ability required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics involve a moderate amount of noise.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to: hr@capeheadstart.org

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Contact Info


Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Livermore, CA

Salary: 70000.00 - 70000.00

Posted On: August 9th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://capeheadstart.org

About CAPE, Inc.

In 1962, three years before the National Head Start Program was conceived, local nursery school teachers and community leaders started the Nursery School Scholarship Fund (NSSF) to pay the tuition of children from low-income families, allowing them to attend local, private preschools. CAPE originated from that organization. At the time superheroes were very popular with young children, who wanted to dress up with a cape and pretend to be their favorite character. After the name “CAPE” was chosen by the founders, the acronym was then defined as “Community Association for Preschool Education”.  And thus CAPE also became a superhero, advocating and providing for low-income children by delivering comprehensive services to their families. In 1966, CAPE, Inc. received a federal grant to provide Head Start programs in the Tri-Valley area.  As a delegate agency, CAPE, Inc. now serves over 200 children and families at eight different sites in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.

CAPE was recently awarded an Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant under President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative. This new grant will allow CAPE to act as a grantee, expand our service area, and partner with local child care centers and family child care providers to provide Early Head Start services for 89 infants and toddlers for qualifying families in Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Dublin.

Our expansion will provide high quality learning opportunities to infants and toddlers through the EHS-CC Partnerships. The partnerships will also support working families by providing full-day and year round services so children will have healthy and enriching early education experiences.