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Early Childhood Program Specialist- Southwest Valley

Association for Supportive Child Care Phoenix, AZ
  • Posted: 20 days ago
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We are a non-profit early childhood organization based in Phoenix, Arizona that offers its employees a voice in the early childhood community, competitive salaries and amazing benefits. Our Mission- We shape communities, Who shape the children, Who shape our future and Vision that every Child have Hope, live safely, be supported and Happy, highlights our dedication to improving the quality of child care and supporting all types of formal and informal child care providers. Living up to our core values- Relentless Pursue of Challenge, Excellence, and Humility is our commitment to Just Try It, Just Do It and Just Own It.



Do you want to help improve the quality of Arizona's early care and education community? The Arizona Kith and Kin Project offers support and training to those who care for the children of family and friends.

Our Specialists Want You to Know:

“I enjoy working one-on-one with Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) child care providers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children. The flexibility in my hours and where I complete my work is great.”


“It’s very rewarding to see the positive changes that occur when we support FFN providers with the tools necessary to provide quality care.”


The Position:

We’re looking for a Program Specialist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or a closely related field and five years of experience in the Early Childhood field

You will deliver in-home training-support visits to Family, Friend and Neighbor Child Care providers in the Southwest Maricopa region including Buckeye, Tonopah, Gila Bend and neighboring communities. Home visits will include the delivery of the program curriculum through discussions, activities and videos. Specialist’s will provide Technical Assistance, Professional development and quality improvement opportunities as well as, Community based trainings and socialization activities.

Program Specialist’s:

  • Understand the differences between regulated and unregulated care
  • Understand the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of populations being served
  • Have experience working with individuals in child care settings
  • Conduct various outreach activities. Identify and recruit potential child care providers who demonstrate an interest in the Project.
  • Carry a full caseload – Provide in-home visitation to 46 FFN providers per year.
  • Ensure continuity among assigned Arizona Kith and Kin Project group/sites/caseload
  • Communicate with ASCC team members, funders and members of the community in a clear manner.
  • Become certified as a First Aid and CPR Instructor and Child Passenger Safety Technician.
  • Passes a fingerprint clearance card and can pass a background check.
  • Maintain your schedule and keep up with program timelines (flexibility-nights and weekends if/when needed).
  • Ability to travel throughout the state
  • Represent ASCC and the Arizona Kith and Kin Project in a professional manner, remaining objective, respecting confidentiality and diversity of participating homes and individuals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Five years of classroom and/or supervisory experience working with young children or meet the minimum qualifications identified in Arizona PD Instructors and TA Standards, as found in AZ Early Childhood Network and Registry.
  • Linguistic and cultural diversity that is reflective of the target audience


You may have:

  • The ability to speak, write and read in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice, knowledge of Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Department of Economic Security (DES) certified child care licensure standards
  • Background in children with special needs, Montessori, NAEYC, or other early childhood specialty


The Organization:

The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) is developing new ways to support the early care providers and educators and is known for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

  • Our organization will offer you the opportunity to support the development of the work that we do that will shape the future of early care and education.
  • We believe in working with adults and supporting their development so that our youngest children have the best resources to learn and grow.


Organizational Benefits:

The Association for Supportive Child Care offers a rich benefit package to support our employees. Benefits include, but are not limited to, three medical plan options, two dental plan options, vision coverage, life Insurance, 401K, pre-paid legal services, pet insurance, generous paid sick, personal and vacation time, paid holidays, flexible work schedule with telecommuting options, continuous personal and professional development to support our staff in their day to day work but also in maximizing their career development potential.

Association for Supportive Child Care

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