The Early Childhood Coordinator is part of the early childhood education team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program serving parents and their young children. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming.
Briya’s early childhood program serves children from six weeks through pre-kindergarten. While children attend the early childhood program, their parents attend classes comprised of three highly integrated areas of study: English, parenting, and digital literacy. Briya also offers workforce development programs for advanced students who wish to pursue career-ready certifications.
Briya has a strategic partnership with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, further strengthening student families with comprehensive medical, dental, and social services.
The Early Childhood Coordinator position may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks and responsibilities:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Staff and Instructional Management:
Responsible for facilitating the daily instruction in the Early Childhood classroom assuring quality instruction in all developmental areas.
Supervise Early Childhood staff. Provide guidance, regular check in meetings, 90 day reviews and annual performance evaluations, to improve services and increase skills. Develop and oversee implementation of individual learning plans and participate in coaching activities for teachers at one site.
Assure that there is enough instructional staff for the number of children in the classes.
Orient and supervise volunteers and CDA candidates to assure quality instruction in the classroom. Provide orientation to substitutes.
Assist teachers in planning and developing weekly plans that include routines and experiences appropriate to the developmental needs of the children. Provide assistance or guidance as needed to assure that teachers have all the materials ready before class begins.
Oversee the organization and cleanliness of the classroom to assure a safe and educational environment of all children in the classroom. Assist in with ensuring health and safety procedures for early childhood.
Manage the daily attendance process for all children in the Infant & Toddler program through creation and oversight of instructors’ daily attendance records, monthly rosters, and attendance certificates.
Oversee developmental screening and assessment for children at one site (ASQ and Teaching Strategies GOLD, others as applicable.)
Work with staff on issues which may arise with children who are at-risk of child abuse and neglect
Stay abreast of current research and best practices in early childhood education, collaborating with the leadership team to recommend and implement strategies and program improvements.
Family Support and Engagement
Conduct parent orientations during registration; communicate orientation schedules and reminders.
Ensure that class enrollment is full in coordination with Administrative Coordinator and Adult Education Coordinator; assist in family retention throughout the school year.
Develop individual child and family plans and provide appropriate referrals, in collaboration with the Special Education team, when a child is found to have developmental delays. Work within a multidisciplinary team to assure plans are implemented for children with special needs.
Work with staff to support the well-being of children who are at-risk of child abuse and neglect.
Coordinate and document home visits for the infant and toddler classes.
Provide PACT (Parent and Child Together) time support to center staff including advising on instructional content, coordinating materials, and ensuring timely communication with families.
Supervise the ordering of supplies for the Early Childhood classes at one site.
Co-Lead weekly early childhood meetings with other site supervisors; ensure follow-through with action items.
Assist in planning field trips and student recognition and graduation ceremonies.
Attend all staff trainings and meetings.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, families, visitors, and staff members from Briya and Mary’s Center.
The Early Childhood Coordinator must have the following knowledge, skills and/or abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Master Degree preferred
5 years of work experience in Early Childhood Education or Family Literacy
Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out moderately complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary.
Physical Demands – Regularly required standing, walking, and sitting, sometimes for many hours at a time; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment – Mostly in a typical classroom or office setting with quiet to moderate noise level. Enrollment in Early Childhood classrooms depends on the age of the child and is typically between 8 and 12 students.
Briya’s two-generation approach to education recognizes that parents are children’s first and most influential teachers. As parents’ literacy and educational levels increase, so does their children’s academic success. Briya is committed to strengthening families and communities through a learner-centered environment of trust, respect, and collaboration.
Briya’s mission is to provide a high-qual...ity education for adults and children that empowers families through a culturally sensitive two-generation model.