Position Summary: New York City’s Pre-K for All program provides a full-day, high-quality, free preschool program to every four-year-old in New York City. The NYC Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) administers Pre-K for All programs for nearly 70,000 NYC students in public elementary schools and New York City Early Education Centers (NYCEECs). DECE provides families access to high-quality early childhood options that prepare their children for academic success and the skills to lead a successful life. Working together with families and programs, DECE ensures that children are engaged, nurtured, and supported with the tools needed to develop into independent learners and creative problem-solvers.
New York City is committed to creating a strong continuum of early care and education from birth through five-years-old. To achieve this goal, the City is working to integrate all contracted early care and education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old into DECE by the spring of 2019, with the goal of creating a strong, seamless system of support and services for New York City’s youngest children and their families. The EarlyLearn program, which will be moving from the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to the NYCDOE, currently serves over 30,000 children in Head Start and Child Care programs, including center-based and home-based settings. Family Child Care Networks (FCCN) are an integral part of the EarlyLearn contracted care system. On average, there are anywhere from 1,500 to 1,700 providers in the system, connected to one of 30 FCCNs. The majority of children enrolled in FCCNs receive care in group family day care settings – DOHMH home-based licensed care for 7-16 children. There are currently over 7,500 children in FCCNs, and infants and toddlers comprise the majority of children in this form of care, 1,500 and close to 4,000, respectively. The person hired into this role will plan and implement curricula, coaching supports, and professional learning for family child care providers, in partnership with FCCNs.
The Director will lead engagement with key internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, the Director will make strategic policy decisions on how to best meet the needs of Family Child Care Networks and providers, and manage a team of individuals to implement this support. Performs related work.
Reports to: Senior Executive Director, Performance and Program Management
Direct Reports: Coordinators, TBD
Key Relationships: FCCN staff, DECE Senior Executive Directors, DECE Executive Directors, DECE Field Offices, other central DOE offices, New York City Early Education Centers (NYCEECs), and Administration for Children’s Services staff.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application:
Applications will be accepted through February 6, 2018 until 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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