Early Childhood Education Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




150 W. Beau Street
United States



  •   Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with a minimum of 30 ECE credits.
  • Minimum of 2 years preschool teaching experience and supervisory experience required.


  • Monday thru Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm  *exempt position


  • Utilizes the Practiced-Based Coaching model and a reflective leadership approach with all Head Start teachers and Teacher Assistants
  • Establishes a clear understanding of teacher and teacher assistant learning styles and needs in order to differentiate coaching strategies (i.e. new teacher vs. veteran, etc.)
  • Works directly within the classroom environment to provide guidance, modeling, team teaching, academic and classroom management techniques, etc.
  • Documents progress on classrooms/teachers/teacher assistants after coaching has been provided.
  • Develops positive relationships to effectively support classrooms, as well as the children and families enrolled.
  • Monitors and provides feedback on weekly lesson plans.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children (DAP) – specifically ages 3-5. Connects this knowledge during coaching sessions with teachers and teacher assistants and employs it while working in classrooms.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of Blueprints School Readiness Goals and integrates them across all aspects of the program, as applicable
  • Completes annual performance evaluations and quarterly professional development plans (PD) of teachers and teacher assistants.
  •  Develops and follows through on personnel action plans, as needed, for teachers and teacher assistants
  • Provides professional development based upon our data
  • Practices data based decision making (i.e. coaching support, ordering additional materials as a result of child outcome data).
  • Ensures proper implementation of the approved curriculum; connecting lesson plans/standards/ and assessments weekly
  • Utilization of ECLKC and the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) to support professional growth of team members
  • Implement the Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable funding source regulations and requirements
  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the CLASS assessment tool; regularly embeds this knowledge into coaching sessions with team members
  •  Maintain CLASS reliable certification annually and participate in regular inter-rater reliability sessions
  • Conduct frequent informal & formal observations and/or assessments in assigned classrooms
  • Monitors ongoing data input by HS teaching staff and compiles data for tracking and reporting
  • Completes all job related reports
  • Make recommendations for the approval of purchases of necessary materials and supplies for the classrooms as needed
  • Coordinates with each of the HS unit areas (Education, Family & Community, Health & Nutrition, Mental Health/Disabilities and Home Base) to improve the quality of services
  • Develops and enhances community and agency partnerships that are beneficial to HS
  • Train and orient new staff members regarding their job responsibilities in conjunction with Blueprints Human Resources.
  • Assist in maintaining an active substitute list; ensure classroom compliance by handling sick/annual leave coverage
  • Responsible for obtaining and forwarding documentation for Non-Federal Share/In-Kind to Blueprints administration


  •  Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
  • Participate in required meetings and training opportunities which may involve out-of-town travel.
  • Operate agency vehicle when required.


·        Final determination of suitability for employment will be contingent upon a successful:

·        Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint processed in accordance with Public Law 92-522 and the Child Protective Services Law (Title 23, Pa C.S. Chapter 63), Federal Criminal History Background Check.

·        Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance.

·        PA State Police Report of Criminal History Clearance or tribal criminal history records, including fingerprint checks.

·        Must have a physical examination including an intradermal TB test

·        Sex Offender Registry Check

·        Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in PA Certificate


 Blueprints adheres to its Affirmative Action Statement providing Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and future applicants. Consideration for placement and evaluation of qualifications will be made on a fair and equitable basis without regard to race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or any other factor protected by law.


 U.S. Law requires that, if hired, you must furnish within 72 hours of starting work documents listed on the I-9 Form. One (1) document from List A or one (1) document from List B and one (1) document from List C. Some of these documents include but are not limited to:

- Card issued by the Federal, State, or Local Government showing your identity

- Driver’s License or State Issued Photo I.D. Card

- School Photo I.D. Card

- U.S. Passport

- Voter Registration

- U.S. Military Card or Other Draft Card

- Social Security Card

- Certificate of Birth

- Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


A Blueprints application MUST be submitted to be considered for employment. You can apply online at www.myblueprints.org or to access the downloadable Blueprints application on-line, visit our website at www.myblueprints.org and click on JOBS. The completed application can be submitted by email to jobs@myblueprints.org or mailed to the address below. 


Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter

150 W Beau St. Suite 304

Washington, PA 15301