Trainer/Communities of Practice Coordinator
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) is a non-profit organization that develops a comprehensive approach to coordinating child care services in the local community. For over 40 years, 4-C has supported and enhanced child care and continues its tradition of supporting families by coordinating a vision of a high quality early childhood care system available to all children and families.
Our agency is looking for a Communities of Practice Coordinator, paying an annual salary based upon required qualifications and experience and skills. This position will be responsible for developing the program and facilitating Communities of Practice (COP) with child care directors and teachers, as well providing on-site coaching to COP members. Must have the ability to travel to appointments, meetings, and training sessions.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in at least one of the following fields: Early Childhood Education (preferred), Family & Consumer Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or related field. Must have Kentucky Trainer’s Credential-Level 3 or above (or will support otherwise qualified candidates to successfully obtain Trainer’s Credential).
At least two years of experience working with young children in ECE setting. Knowledge of Environment Rating Scales (ITERS & ECERS).
The Essential duties are, but not limited to:
- Organize the program by recruiting members, coordinate meetings and research, develop and present topics and materials for learning and growth for the members.
- Provide a safe, respectful, and positive environment for members to exchange ideas and problem solve issues in early childhood.
- Facilitate discussions and provide support to members based on identified best practices.
- Communicate with participants on a regular basis to keep them informed and engaged.
- Manage the technical and administrative functions of the COP (secure venue, order lunch, manage paperwork for TRIS).
- Encourage, support, motivate, and work interactively with teachers/caregivers to develop and implement ongoing goals.
- Support the teacher/caregiver to provide opportunities to promote the child’s growth and development for all developmental domains.
- Assist teachers/caregivers to structure environments, routines and interactions that contribute to positive social-emotional outcomes for the children and families in the program.
- Build relationships with other staff based on mutual respect, demonstrate effective communication skills, practice conflict resolution skills, have an on-going commitment to learning, possess good observation skills, and model best practices working with young children.
- Work with 4-C staff to develop and implement new training programs.
The Communities of Practice Coordinator must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, competent interpersonal skills, and strong organizational skills. Ability to communicate using technology, develop reports and track data.
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. We offer a competitive salary and have a comprehensive benefits package that includes, health, dental, vision, retirement and paid time off. If you would like to be a member of our team, please forward your cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax to 502-805-0776.
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) is looking for an experienced Nutrition Manager who will be responsible for supervising the department staff and managing the activities of the Food Department.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Nutrition or Home Economics or a related field. Display an understanding of current state and federal regulations which govern the CACFP and state regulatory regulations governing family child care and child care centers and minimum of 3 years supervisory experience and/or 3 years’ experience in a child care program.
Regular work hours are Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30, BUT the candidate MUST also be available AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH to work EARLY MORNING HOURS of 6:30 – 7:00 am, to observe the serving of a breakfast meal AND AT LEAST ONE LATE EVENING HOURS of 5:30-7:30 pm to observe the serving of a dinner meal.
The Essential duties are, but not limited to:
- Responsible for compliance with state and federal requirements which govern the agency’s sponsorship of family child care homes and child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
- Plan and execute family child care recruitment activities and programs which support family child care providers in the 4-C Kentucky service areas.
- Develop funding proposals, contracts and reports to funding organizations quarterly and annually as required.
- Hire, train and supervise food program staff and CACFP area consultants.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of 4-C programs and policies as a member of the Leadership Team.
- Organize data and methods of maintaining current data and review all CACFP monitor reports to assure program compliance.
- Develop provider training curriculum materials and perform monitor visits and initial provider training when required.
- Coordinate food program goals and objectives with other 4-C programs and staff.
The Nutrition Manager must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to organize and motivate staff, display an understanding of current state and federal regulations which govern the CACFP and state regulatory regulations governing family child care and child care centers, good computer skills and a Driver’s license and regular access to vehicle covered by liability insurance.
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. We have a comprehensive benefits package that includes, health, dental, vision, retirement and paid time off. If you would like to be a member of our team, please forward your cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax to 502-805-0776.
New Child Care Assistance Income Guidelines Could Allow for 31,000 Additional Children to be Eligible for AssistancePosted: September 1st, 2016 | Author: Robin Schotter | Filed under: News | Tags: assistance, CCAP, child care, eligibility, income | No Comments »
The hard work of advocates paid off BIG time today for Kentucky’s young children and their families. For the last 5 years we’ve encouraged our members of Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood to send messages, make phone calls and write letters regarding the income eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program. Your voices were heard! Thanks to the Governor and General Assembly, TODAY new income eligibility guidelines go into effect which could potentially allow for 31,000 additional children to be eligible for assistance.
The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) makes it possible for low-income families to work and provides their children with access to safe, quality learning programs. Access to child care helps parents earn and children learn, a win/win for everyone in our state.
Our work is not done. Please help us spread the word so families are aware of the new income guidelines. Families who may have applied in the past and were denied services because their income was too high, may now be eligible. See the income limits below and share this important message. If you think you may be eligible for the program, call 800-809-7076.
Thanks again for making this dream a reality and continue to raise your voices for our youngest citizens!
Effective 2/1/16 rates were raised $1.00 per day, per child. During a very tight budget year, we celebrate this increase. We will continue to advocate for additional increases.
Click on the link below to view the updated Kentucky Child Care Maximum Payment Rate Chart.
As reported by the Courier Journal on December 21, 2015, the plan to “use about $15 million in surplus federal money to boost payments to centers that accept children whose parents qualify for help through the Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program” has “collapsed because state officials failed to enact it before his administration ended Dec. 7.”
It is now up to the new administration to decide if the $1 rate increase goes forward.
For the full article, click here.
As advocates, we walk a thin line when it comes to expressing gratitude for the “wins” for families and children, while balancing the reality of how it impacts the day to day lives of those we serve. The goal is to work towards the best possible outcome, but we cannot settle for less than what is necessary to make lasting change. The perfect example- the recent rate increase for the Child Care Assistance Program.
We celebrate the $1.00 a day per child increase in reimbursement! Additionally, we’re thrilled this was an increase across the board for all STAR rated programs. Grateful? Absolutely! Will it solve the problems that resulted in the Cabinet’s decision to freeze the program and hold rates over the last nine years? NO!
With new state leadership, comes renewed energy and commitment to right this ship! The rate increase is a good start, but it’s certainly not the end!
Is it worth devoting your time and energy to? I can’t answer for you, but for me, it will be a priority!
I hope you’ll stay abreast of our next steps and Call to Action in the days and months ahead. The easiest way to stay connected is by signing up online to receive alerts. Go to Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood at www.kentuckysvoice.org.