Technical Assistance Specialist

The Family Tree Baltimore, MD
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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Technical Assistance Specialist provides services and support to early care and education and school-age childcare programs to address concerns and work cooperatively to increase the availability of high-quality child care within the region. Services are focused on startup, quality improvement, program participation in initiatives, and other areas of need as identified by MFN, MSDE, and the provider/program. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan and conduct support sessions for child care providers/programs focused on identified needs, quality initiative programs, and other programs and topics utilizing virtual platforms and in-person consultation as appropriate;

Provides support in applying for and accessing Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) initiatives including Maryland Accreditation Project, Maryland Child Care Credential Program, Maryland Excels, Early Learning Assessment, Environmental Rating Scales, and others as identified;

Establishes strong relationships with child care community and acts as a liaison;

Assists in content development for CCRC newsletters focused on quality initiatives,

developmentally appropriate practices, teaching strategies, and other topics of interest and relevance for programs/providers;

Documents all work and services utilizing the MCCRN Data System as directed by MFN; and

Assists with events and outreach activities in support of the early childhood care and education community.

EDUCATION:

Associate’s Degree in early childhood education or related field

Completion of a 3-credit (45 clock hour) course in Child Development and completion of a 3-credit (45 clock hour) course on Curriculum/Methods and Materials for Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and/or School-Age

EXPERIENCE:

3 years’ experience in early childhood education program, licensed child care (center and/or family child care), school-age child care, Head Start/Early Head Start, or PreK education setting


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