Early Childhood Mentor Coach

Telamon Corporation - Georgetown, DE3.5

Temporary$18 an hour
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Use research-based strategies to support professional development and work to build excellence in the daily practice of teaching staff, leading to positive outcomes for children.

1. Build trust and maintain non-judgmental relationships with assigned teaching staff.
2. Conduct observations and work collaboratively to develop individualized learning plans that support professional development goals. Use CLASS to measure performance and design learning strategies to enhance teaching skills.
3. Use skills to model appropriate practices and teacher-child interactions.
4. Implement a research-based, coordinated coaching strategy for education staff. Engage in dialogue and problem-solving using reflective inquiry, both individual and group.
5. Monitor and use data from on-line customer databases to support the use of effective teaching practices and have a positive impact on school readiness and individual child outcomes.
6. Develop and document progress on professional development plan for self and assigned staff. Facilitates and engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation’s Core Values.
7. Assists in development of program training plan. Facilitates and provides training, coaching and technical assistance to staff, parents and volunteers.
8. Monitor classroom practices including room arrangement, lesson plans, daily schedules, routines, and transitions to assure their adherence to program policies.
9. Creates ways to engage parents in the education of their children including encouraging classroom involvement and home activities.
10. Analyzes information, create and submit required reports. Composes and proofreads correspondence and reports.
11. Protects the safety of children by ensuring the implementation of active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.
12. Ensures the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind funds.
13. Participates in staff meetings, committees and training sessions.
14. Perform all other duties as assigned.

This position has no direct supervisory duties but is considered a subject matter resource for others and is expected to train or explain work procedures to others.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field*, 1 year of experience working with preschool children required.
  • Must be able to get certification for CPR and First Aid after hire and recertify as required.
  • Minimum of three years of early education teaching experience.
  • Experience providing adult education or training preferred.
  • Must have own transportation, a valid driver’s license, and vehicle insurance.
  • Must be able to obtain CLASS certification.
  • Microsoft Office products and on-line client management systems
  • Bilingual ability is preferred.
  • Degree in a related field is defined as an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in a field other than child development or early childhood education that either includes or is supplemented by twelve (12) college credits in child development or early childhood education focusing on children birth to age five. At least 3 of those credits must be in ECE developmental foundations.
Physical Requirements:
  • This job is a mixture of desk work and standing and walking for long periods of time, while visiting Centers.
  • Driving/sitting for prolong periods of time.
  • Occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Occasional exposure to blood, other bodily fluids, and dirt.
  • Sitting, walking, stooping, squatting, lifting (up to 30 lbs), carrying, pushing and climbing.
  • Keyboarding and data entry, use of telephone.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V