Investments in early childhood are vitally important to ensure that society capitalizes on the dynamic potential that children are born with. Healthy social and emotional development and early childhood mental health are vitally important aspects of high quality early childhood education and building resiliency. Teacher-child interactions that are nurturing, warm, and responsive promote the healthy development of young children. The CHILD Tool (Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development), developed at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, was designed to examine teacher-child interactions and the mental health (or social and emotional) climate of early childhood care and education settings. The Institute and the CUNY Office of Early Childhood Initiatives recognizes the promise of the CHILD tool as one critical strategy in strengthening the social and emotional environments of early childhood classrooms and intends to integrate its framework into professional development supports, specifically coaching for early childhood educators.
Our team is seeking to hire a full-time early childhood coach to join the CHILD project to support teachers and leaders in center-based early childhood programs to build and strengthen their practice in supporting the social and emotional climate, identify their professional development goals and engage in self-reflection. Drawing on their expertise in early childhood pedagogy and adult learning theory, coaches in the CHILD project will work with program directors and teachers to develop individualized coaching plans to build their practice in relation to the CHILD framework. The coach must have the ability to travel to program sites for in-person coaching across NYC
Support Early Childhood Teachers and Leaders
Using the CHILD Tool and framework, support leaders and teachers to:
Maintenance and Use of Coaching Data
Collaborate with Coaching Team
Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
How to Apply
Provide a resume and cover letter specifying your qualifications, experience, and interest relevant to this position.
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