Position: Child Development Mentor
Salary: Depending on Experience
Reports to: Education & School Readiness Supervisor
The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California. The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 44 years. It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services.
The Child Development Mentor provides administrative and technical oversight to the Family Child Care Home (FCC) partners. Child Development Mentor works closely with the FCC Partners ensuring and supporting quality infant toddler care giving, programming to meet Early Head Start performance standards and full implementation of FCCERS and Desired Results System of Accountability and continuous improvement. The Child Development Mentor provides educational/technical support to child care providers and facilitates the transition of children entering or leaving the FCC Partners to another program. The Child Development Mentor supports Family Child Care Home providers in parent conferencing and working with the early intervention community.
Example of Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides educational assistance to the FCC partners to assure they meet Head Start Performance Standards and best practices
Validate FCC Partners’ compliance with Community Care Licensing regulations and Head Start Performance Standards
Assists FCC Partner’s in providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum to Early Head Start children
Assists in developing goals that meet standards for the physical learning environment as follows: (a) in acquiring equipment and materials; (b) in organizing learning centers; (c) in room arrangement; (d) in daily schedules
Assists FCC Partners in developing goals for assessment of children’s progress, including health and disabilities. Assists providers in developing goals for family involvement. Assists providers in developing goals for nutrition, including family style meals
Makes announced and unannounced visits to each FCC Partner’s home twice a month
Provide on sight guidance, mentoring, coaching, training, and technical assistance to FCC Partners
Recommend and provide age appropriate equipment and materials to the FCC Partners
Maintains contact notes on visits to the FCC partners, including entering all contact correspondence and information into ChildPlus data system
Assists with collecting monthly attendance forms for reimbursement, including other forms as necessary.
Assists with monthly training provided to FCC Partners
Assists FCC Partners in conducting periodic, developmental assessments of children (from birth through age three) using the DRDP for Infants/Toddlers, FCCERS and ASQ assessments to enhance the developmental potential of children
Assists in the implementation of the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos
Assists in the selection, preparation, and distribution of materials on child development, parenting, behavior, and developmental milestones to enhance the purpose of this program
Provides in-service training in the areas of child development, parenting, behavior, and developmental milestones to staff at the Early Head Start family childcare homes
Coordinates with the Early Head Start Multi-Disciplinary Team to develop treatment plans or referrals for Special Education services as needed
Facilitates transition services between early care providers and preschool programs.
Support FCC Partners to ensures compliance with Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations and mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect behavior
Implements practice-base coaching
Additional duties may be assigned as required.
Education and/or Experience:
Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community
Ability to maintain agency code of ethics and standards of conducts.
License or Other Requirements:
On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training.