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Manhattan Strategy Group Region VIII Head Start Regional Early Childhood Specialists/ in Denver, Colorado

Description Position Description:Provide TTA related to the selection and implementation of ongoing childassessment, curriculum, and teaching that is age, developmentally,culturally, and linguistically appropriate as required by the Head StartProgram Performance Standards, other regulations across the birth to fivespectrum, and OHS directives.Provide TTA to improve teacher/child interactions as described by theClassroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) for center based preschoolprograms and other measures suitable for programs serving children from birthto three or children in home-based and family childcare settings.Assist grantees to develop the procedures and skills to aggregate,analyze, and use data obtained through multiple sources.Assist grantees to implement a research-based coaching model.Assist grantees to develop and implement family engagement practices thatsupport family progress as described in the PFCE Framework, includingcoaching of family engagement staff.Provide TTA related to the selection and implementation of a parentingcurriculum.Assist grantees to strengthen transition practices, including buildingrelationships with local preschools and elementary schools.Assist local grantees to improve their collaboration with Local EducationAgencies (LEAs),state agencies, and other partners.Support established and emerging OHS initiatives and priorities.Qualifications for Specialists:Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (aminimum of 18-21 ECE credits are required, and transcripts will berequested). Masters Degree preferred.Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and all applicable federal,state and local laws, rules and regulations.Minimum of ten years of professional experience.A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in the field of earlychildhood education.A minimum of 5 years of experience offering TTA in HS/early childhoodeducation.Demonstrated experiences staying current with the knowledge base in earlychildhood education.Commitment and ability to maintain up to date knowledge of current childdevelopment practices and research based early childhood quality methods andapproaches.Understanding of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhoodeducation and the ability to support its use in school readiness goals.Additional Qualifications for Manager:7+ years of experience working within a Head Start Program.7+ years of direct experience delivering TTA to Head Start ProgramsCLASS Certification3-5 years of progressive supervisory/management experienceWe are committed to creating a diverse environment and proud to be an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about thecompany's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal"EEO is the Law" poster athttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment withoutregard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression,sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or protectedveteran statEmployment will be contingent on the outcome of a background investigation andreference checks. While all applications are appreciated, only thosecandidates selected for an interview will be contacted.MSG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equalopportunity employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender,gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,disability, age or veteran status.

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