Early Childhood Consultant/Professional Development Specialist

Region: West
Address: 123 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
Category: Professional Development & Educator Prep Programs
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking Consultants for its Early Childhood program. The CES Early Childhood Department provides a range of services to educators and systems to promote school readiness and positive outcomes for young children through enriching developmentally appropriate early learning experiences. All services are based on our foundational commitment to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and how to support early learners and their families with culturally responsive practices.  CES EC consultants work with school-based educators and administrators as well as EEC-approved early childhood providers, Early Intervention programs, and community and social services agencies. This is important work that makes a difference in the lives of children, families and educators. 

The Early Childhood (EC) Department is composed of accomplished early childhood specialists who facilitate a range of professional development experiences.  We are currently recruiting Early Childhood Consultants/Professional Development Specialists. This is a part time position with hours fluctuating based on consulting requests.  Bilingual preferred. 

Who We Are: We are early childhood development specialists with years of experience in consulting, teaching, coaching, family engagement and support, and making community connections. 

We Value: High quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do.

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work proactively and purposefully, to promote positive outcomes for our youngest learners.

This is You:

  • You hold a degree in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education; Master’s degree or higher preferred.
  • You have at least 5 years teaching experience in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education.
  • You have at least 3-5 years coaching, mentoring and/or supervisory experience of educators
  • You have the ability to develop innovative practices and approaches that: are responsive to educator needs; new knowledge about learning; and new state and federal initiatives
  • You have strong writing, presentation, and speaking skills

Highlights of What You Will Do:

  • Design and deliver professional development (including workshops, courses, coaching, and mentoring) related to Early Childhood, Special Education and/or inclusion, aligned to the MA High-Quality Professional Development Standards and informed by current research, for administrators, teachers, other licensed educators and paraprofessionals.
  • Provide consultation with schools/districts addressing high quality developmentally appropriate early childhood education, inclusion, equity and related areas. 
  • Design and implement customized training programs for administrators, specialists, paraprofessionals, and other groups. 
  • Provide coaching, professional development, and other assistance, as requested.
  • Identify and nurture relationships with prospective professional development consultants.
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