Education & Disabilities Coordinator

Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.

Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start through the development of their early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.

Job duties include:

Client Service Delivery:    

  • Monitors implementation of early childhood curriculum, ensures quality of instruction in classrooms, oversees fidelity of curriculum implementation and early childhood home-based program delivery through direct observation and ongoing monitoring.
  • Analyze data for child outcomes to ensure Early Childhood Education approach is appropriate, functional and successful.
  • Establish Local Education Agency (LEA) Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with local Early Intervention Programs (Infant Toddler Connection).
  • Establish regularly scheduled meetings with representatives of Local Education Agencies and Early Intervention Programs. May delegate attendance to those meetings.
  • Monitor referrals and individualized services for children with disabilities. Monitor implementation of service plans for children with disabilities.
  • Review individual plans for children with disabilities to accomplish the following:
    • provide recommendations and feedback division program management team
    • review and monitor child outcomes, developing action plans when appropriate
  • Assist with Service Area training activities, which involve the design of training plans and procurement of appropriate classroom materials.
  • When appropriate, provide direct services in the absence of direct service staff.


Compliance and Reporting Requirements:

  • Ensure that service delivery is performed according to and within the NVFS mission, policy/statewide directive/procedural directions/case management model, COA standards, NAEYC, HF accreditation, and contractual requirements, licensing requirements and performance standards.
  • Prepare monthly monitoring report addressing compliance with Head Start and Early Head Start Education and Early Childhood Development Services.
  • Responsible for goals and objectives of contract for programs; includes NVFS outcomes and reporting.
  • Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.

Meeting and Community Outreach/Resource Participation:

  • Act as liaison with community, civic, and business groups on behalf of program; participate in appropriate community task force committees; develop and monitor public relations within the scope of Agency mission and goals.


Education and experience required:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Master’s degree in Early Education or Special Education from an accredited college or university with a zero to five years age focus OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with Infant/toddler development certification.
  • Three (3) years classroom related experience preferred
  • Must have some experience working with infants, toddlers/ preschoolers with disabilities and their families.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.