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Zero to Three Education Manager

Full-time FULL_TIME



Easterseals Serving Chicagoland & Rockford


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Hillside, Illinois 60162 US

Email: jobs@eastersealschicago.org


Basic Responsibilities:

  • Work with coordinators and the leadership team to connect proposed policies/procedures and forms to funder’s requirements and resources, to bring attention to new requirements from funders or programs or ones that are not included in current policies and procedures and to facilitate reflection on the impact of the proposed policies/procedures and forms.
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate and participate in program planning based on analysis of child and program educational outcomes (leadership, director, content meetings).
  • Assist sites in planning for the utilization of rooms for Zero to Three including ensuring that spaces meet DCFS, EHS and PI requirements, develop/track budgets for trainings/field trips and consultants.
  • Support coaches and Zero to Three classrooms in developing supplemental request lists based on analyzing educational outcomes, children’s interests, and the results of classroom observations and assessments.
  • Ensure that the home-based programs are fully integrated into the program and that the home visitors receive the necessary training, coaching, and support to consistently implement all education services.
  • Coordinate In-house field trips for Zero to Three classrooms.
  • Participate in Pyramid Leadership Team- assist with program wide pyramid implementation, collaborate with Inclusion and Mental Health Manger to ensure children with disabilities receive high quality care and individualization.
  •  Collaborate with coordinators, managers and childcare partnership staff to provide content area expertise, training and support to ensure high quality responsive care giving, which includes supporting development of continuity of care model implementation, CLASS, and Teaching Strategies trainings. Provide level 3 types of training as defined by content leadership team.
  • Will be involved in situations involving children where the most specialized expertise is required-will be defined by the content team.
  • Provide frequent T/TA, at least bi-weekly at the 4 sites identified by the content area leadership team as needing intensive support. Provide quarterly check-ins with home-based programs and directly operated center based program.
  • Travel to Easterseals and partner sites as assigned on a monthly basis. Complete file audits between October and June to focus on completion, accuracy and quality according to the content team’s monitoring guidelines. Audit 10% of 0-3 files/data or a minimum of 4 each at all sites annually. Focus on completions, accuracy and quality according to the content team’s monitoring guidelines. Provide the written audit report feedback to site team, supervisor, assistant director and work with the coordinator to identify an individual plan connected with the team member’s PDP for any needed training or modeling. Identify trends to guide content team professional development and share recommendations in monthly report.

  • Provide training, supervision, and schedule coordination for temporary and full-time Teacher I position.
  • Coordinate the review, approval, and tracking process for Zero to Three teaching staff waivers in collaboration with human resources. Assist with reviewing transcripts for teachers.
  • Participate in program planning and implementation of, the self-assessment process, strategic planning, enrollment/recruitment, active supervision, site visit presentations/orientations and ensure data is used to guide planning.

  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, or in another field with at least 30 semester credit hours in ECE required.
  •  Masters preferred.
  • Level 5 Gateways Infant Toddler Credential preferred.

 Experience Required:

  • 3 years of early childhood classroom experience.
  • 3 years of administrative, supervisory, or coaching experience.
  • 3 years of experience in Head Start/Early Head Start.
  • Home visiting experience preferred.

 Required Knowledge:

  • Obtain certification as a CLASS Infant and CLASS Toddler reliable observer within 1 year.
  • Obtain certification as a CLASS trainer within 2 years.
  • Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD.
  • Become a trainer for trainings that require certification and deliver 75% of the trainings.
  • Head Start Performance Standards.
  • NAEYC.
  • Knowledge of Illinois Early Learning Guidelines
  • MS Office.


  • Able to work well with all levels of the organization, partner sites, other agencies and funding source personnel.
  • Demonstrates the ability to conceptualize and articulate program outcomes.
  • Able to manage multiple projects.
  • Well organized, highly detail oriented and accuracy driven.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.


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