Early Head Start Manager

Mission Neighbohrood Centers, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

MNC is seeking a qualified individual for an Early Head Start Coordinatorunder its Children Services Division. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Early Head Start Managerwill primarily be responsible of ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the Early Head Start program option including both the home-based and EHS center-based options. The EHS Manager will ensure the Creative Curriculum Infant/Toddler and Parents As Teachers (PAT) are implemented to fidelity. The EHS Manager will assist in the conversion of MNC’s Home Base program to full Center Based services in fall 2020.


Primary Duties:


  • Assist, coach, train and support EHS staff in understanding and implementing, policies and procedures to implement the Early Head Start (EHS) Program in accordance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), and local, state and federal regulations.
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of program policies and procedures, implementation of the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers, Parents As Teachers, CSEFEL Pyramid Teaching Strategies, CLASS and ITERS for the EHS program option.
  • Work collaboratively with FCP/ERSEA Manager in recruitment of families and monitor enrollment levels for the EHS program option.
  • Ensure staff and program resources reflect the multi-cultural diversity of enrolled children/families in the EHS program option.
  • Assist with the Head Start/Early Head Start program self-assessment to ensure continuous program improvement.
  • Ensure the use of the Creative Curriculum and Parents As Teachers curriculums are being used to fidelity in the EHS program option.
  • Monitors teaching staff throughout the year in writing and implementing appropriate bi-weekly classroom lesson plans for the EHS program option.
  • Coach, mentor, train, and supervise EHS Home Base Visitors
  • Conduct quarterly monitoring of the EHS Home-Based and center-based program options to ensure compliance with the HSPPS and local regulations including: regular file reviews, attendance and timeliness of service.
  • May assume classroom coverage in the absence of any of the teaching staff members and remain flexible about staffing schedule, which may be adjusted as program needs change and may include working in various classrooms.
  • Ensure the maintenance and filing of appropriate forms and documents in children’s files for the EHS Home-Based program option.
  • Work collaboratively with the Disabilities & Mental Health Manager regarding children with special needs and/or behavior concerns, facilitating Child Support Plans as needed.
  • Prepare and submit complete and accurate reports as required by program expectation and direct supervisor.
  • Work with EHS Home-Based Home Visitors, FSS, Health & Nutrition Manager and parents to ensure that required dental exams, physical exams and screenings are completed for each child in accordance with HSPPS.
  • In collaboration with EHS Home-Based Home Visitors ensure that 45-day developmental screenings. This includes ensuring the data is entered into ChildPlus and providing ChildPlus reports as requested.
  • Ensure that the timelines of 30, 45, and 90 days are met upon enrollment dates (e.g. homes visits, mental health notes, developmental screenings, ASQ-3, ASQ-SE, vision & hearing screenings) for the EHS program option.
  • Ensure the implementation and documentation of the transition plans of all Early Head Start children on or before they turn 30 months of age
  • Assist in the conversion and implementation process for the dissolution and conversion of the Home Base program to Early Head Start Center Base
  • Facilitate the relationships with outside community partners that are regularly involved in the classroom, e.g., mental health consultants, speech and language therapists, or other organizations or individuals as needed to enhance the classroom environment as they pertain to the EHS program option.
  • Stay abreast of federal, state and local laws and regulations including: New Initiatives, policy clarifications, OHS frameworks, and all special education and civil rights laws.
  • Develop written policies and procedures and provide training and technical assistance to EHS staff on how to implement program processes.
  • Participate in the Children’s Services management meetings and planning sessions to assist in the coordination and implementation of the EHS program option.




Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Welfare, or related field; or three years related experience and/or training; three years of supervisory responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Must have a 16-hour certification in training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition. In addition
  • 3 + year(s) experience in preschool and infant/toddler setting.
  • Meets the California Community Care Licensing requirements: which include 12 core ECE Units in addition to the six infant and toddler core units as listed on the Child Development Permit Matrix; including, 2 Units in Adult Supervision and 6 Administrative Units.
  • Current or Previous Head Start Parent, preferred.


  • State of California Child Development Site Supervisor, Program Director Level Permit, preferred.
  • Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)
  • Current Immunizations (TB, Annual Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (must be kept current)
  • Clearance Child Abuse Index
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Registered with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
  • Must attend trainings that are required by funders (might be an evening or Saturday)
  • CLASS, Infant and Toddler certified (or ability to obtain)
  • Parents As Teachers certified (or ability to obtain)
  • PITC trained (or ability to obtain)


  • English, Spanish preferred

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Barbara.walden@mncsf.org

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Contact Info

Barbara Walden, barbara.walden@mncsf.org

Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: San Francisco, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: January 14th, 2020

Agency Details

Website: https://www.mncsf.org

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC) now in its 60th year has provided comprehensive Head Start/Early Head Start services in San Francisco for over 40 years.


Currently, MNC has ten child development sites providing early education and care to over 400 infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Our staff provide nurturing early learning environments that reflect the values, language, and cultural identity of the children served. Teachers intentionally promote and support dual language learning (Spanish and English) and actively engage children in age-appropriate, stimulating experiences to bring about optimal learning for all children to grow to their fullest potential!