Family Child Care Instructional Coach

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For more than 45 years, Children’s Council has been the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco, advancing the belief that high-quality child care can transform lives and communities. Our more than 120 team members help families navigate their child care and preschool options and secure financial assistance to pay for it. We provide home-based child care businesses with the training and resources to succeed. Through a wide range of free programs and workshops, we support parents and caregivers as they build child development skills. As the city’s second-largest nonprofit contractor, with an annual budget of over $100 million, we are a major stakeholder in the child care system. We educate the public and advocate for increased investment in early education at the local and state level. If you are a child care champion, we want you on our team. 



The Instructional Coach supports family childcare educators’ efforts to continuously improve the quality of their programs and to create the best experiences for children. S/he/they supports programs via an array of services, including individualized coaching, training, facilitated peer support and small group learning, establishing defined quality improvement goals linked to each provider’s unique vision for their program. In addition, the S/he/they contributes to the development of new resources and support approaches, serving as a resource and mentor to QN Consultants to increase the capacity of the QN team.


  • You are a keen observer who responds creatively and strategically to address unique challenges.
  • You can work independently, know when to take initiative, and are comfortable with a degree of uncertainty.
  • You are passionate about developing solutions that respond to community needs, adapting to meet people where they are and build on what they have.



The Instructional Coach’s core responsibilities are to work in collaboration with the Family Child Care (FCC) Quality Network team to build the capacity of FCC educators in developing specific skills and implementing practices that will ultimately lead to positive outcomes for children in their care.

In the context of the responsibility, the Coach will:

  • Support FCC programs to structure environments, routines and interactions that result in high-quality programming and promotes each child’s growth and development
  • Encourage and support FCC educators to develop goals for program improvement and translate those goals into actionable Quality Improvement Plans that are aligned to Quality Standards put forth by OECE and other Quality Partners
  • Assist FCC programs to understand and engage with community supports; mental health, Inclusion, Help me Grow, Public Health and others
  • Support FCC educator’s efforts to interpret assessment and child screening tool data to inform ongoing program improvement
  • Design curriculum, training, and resources based on educator needs and linked to system-wide quality improvement goals
  • Facilitate training and small group cohorts of FCC educators to foster knowledge of best practices
  • Keep detailed records and data to document all interactions with FCC educators
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners and teams to coordinate services for FCC educators
  • Participate in professional development opportunities with other coaches, community partners to keep up to date on current standards of best practices.


  • 5 + years’ experience in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences, or related field
  • Specialization/certification in Developmental Assessment, Curriculum Development, California CSEFEL/Teaching Pyramid or Infant Toddler Specialization, e.g., PITC certified
  • Knowledge and experience with Family Child Care programs and supports
  • Experience with childcare assessment tools, such as FCCERS, CLASS, DRDP, and ASQ
  • Experience with basic curriculum development, dual language learning, inquiry-based learning, quality improvement planning, implementation, and systems
  • Demonstrated understanding and high-level experience working with adult learning concepts and strategies.
  • Must have flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must be comfortable, and able to travel within all San Francisco communities (reimbursement provided)
  • A background clearance is required

Physical Requirements

• Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position in an accurate and timely fashion.

• Dexterity to use office equipment; the ability to sit and work at a desk for extended periods of time.

• Ability to speak, hear, and understand speech at normal room levels.

• Physical agility to bend, stoop, walk, climb four flights of stairs if required.

Children's Council of SF is committed to building a staff that is rich with cultural, social and experiential diversity. Candidates who want to join us on this journey and who can uniquely contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Children's Council of SF will operate in a hybrid model. Applicants should be comfortable with both the remote and in office scenarios.


Benefits, and Perks:

We offer great benefits! Medical, dental, vision, Long-term disability, Life & Pet Insurance / Employer 401K Matching program/ Tuition Reimbursement Program/ FSA, HSA & Transit Commuter Benefits / Generous, graduated tiered PTO accrual - starting with over 4 weeks annually, plus 12 paid holidays + FH for Birthday / Lunch-n-Learn Training Program

Applications will be considered as they are submitted. Our positions remain opened until filled. 

Equal Opportunity & Equity Statement

Children’s Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving the San Francisco community. We comply with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. Our practices are in alignment with our commitment to workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We foster a work environment where our current and future staff feel welcomed without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


For more than 45 years, Children’s Council has been the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco, advancing the belief that high-quality child care can transform lives and communities. Our more than…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level




Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
Children's Council of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
445 Church Street

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