Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services through our three business units, all focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. With over $50 million in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.
Acelero Learning is a provider of direct Head Start services in four states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin).
Shine Assist, part of our Shine Early Learning division, is a training and technical assistance unit which partners with other Head Start providers to improve their programs through hands-on training, access to our proprietary tools which have demonstrable impact on child outcomes, and the use of our Shine Insight data system.
Shine Implement, the newest unit within Shine Early Learning, manages the delivery of Head Start services for a select group of partners through a suite of services including oversight of educational, family services and program design activities, provision of our proprietary tools, and the use of our Shine Insight data system.
We are seeking an experienced Early Learning & Inclusion Specialist for Shine Implement.
The Early Learning Inclusion Specialist supports the Center Directors and Teachers to ensure full implementation of all aspects of Shine Early Learning’s early learning system, policies/procedures and tools, with the goal of supporting all children to achieve School Readiness Goals.
Support Center Directors in coaching and mentoring of teaching staff including administering CLASS™ and other teacher performance tools reliably.
Coach Center Directors to effectively facilitate monthly professional learning communities related to curriculum planning and assessment data.
Capably assist center staff in implementing early learning curriculum with fidelity.
Provide consistent on-going consultation to teaching staff to support differentiated instruction for children with IEPs or with challenging behaviors.
In coordination with the Part C agency and/or LEA, ensure timely identification, referral, identified services and transition support for children with disabilities.
Contribute to ongoing and regularly scheduled recruitment of children with disabilities.
Apply expertise in on-going, performance based assessment system to support the center directors and teachers in understanding child outcomes data and using results to plan and individualize instruction.
Track child outcomes and program quality assessment data across classrooms and centers, analyze data and make program development recommendations based on analysis.
Assist education team in planning and implementing comprehensive, differentiated and sequential professional development for education staff.
communities with teaching staff to support curriculum planning and implementation as well as child assessment data analysis and application of data to individualized learning plans.
Serve as education lead for a Center; overseeing implementation of all aspects of education services; providing teachers with coaching, training and monitoring using CLASS, the Teacher Success Rubric and other teaching performance tools.
Work with teachers to reliably implement, analyze and apply child assessment and learning outcome data; use data to implement individualized learning plans.
Coordinate with Family Services team to ensure full parent involvement in the program.
Ensure the completion of all required child screenings and assessments, including 45 and 90-day requirements for new children and quarterly progress assessments for all children.
Assist in the interviewing, on-boarding, coaching, and training of teaching staff.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education OR Bachelor’s degree in related field with at least six (6) courses in early childhood education and experience teaching preschool aged children OR state awarded preschool teaching certification with experience teaching preschool aged children
Previous experience supervising/coaching in an early childhood setting
Pass physical examination, background check, and fingerprinting screen
Able to lift a child weighing 40 pounds, 20 times a day if needed
Current driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to travel out of state on occasion
Reliable transportation and/or state-mandated minimum insurance coverage(s) on your vehicle
Obtain certification in CPR and First Aid
Ability to multi-task, work independently, efficiently organize and communicate effectively with off-site supervisors
Ability to communicate effectively in written or verbal format to groups of all sizes and individuals
Strong interpersonal skills
Proficiency with technology, such as video cameras, Microsoft Office, databases etc.
Background in Special Education/Inclusion
Prior Head Start experience
Experience with curriculum model (Creative Curriculum) and assessment system (Teaching Strategies)
Reliability in CLASS and ECERS-R
The mission of Shine Early Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive family and child outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.