Early Childhood Specialist

Contact Person: Pam Hagelgans
Job Location:
St Joseph County ISD 62445
Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI  49032

Job Description:


  • Graduate degree in early childhood education or child development.
  • Five or more years of relevant job experience.
  • Responsibility of employee to obtain and maintain all training(s), certificate(s), approval(s), etc. and provide documentation to the business office before expiration date of said document(s).
  • Proof of a negative TB test.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
  • Required to have a physical presence at the designated job site each scheduled work day.
  • Must have regular and reliable job attendance, performance, and the physical ability to do the job.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of child development, preschool curricula, child assessment and screening tools, adult learning styles, cultural diversity, county-wide early childhood programs and quality improvement.
  • Provide written and verbal feedback to program staff throughout the year to promote program improvement as per GSRP implementation manual.
  • Assist with curriculum and assessment planning and implementation.
  • Facilitate the development of meaningful child improvement goals and objectives with each unique teaching team.
  • Plan and deliver early childhood professional development and training experiences for teaching teams working in early childhood programs based on identified classroom needs.
  • Serve as a liaison between the St. Joseph County ISD, local school districts and early childhood community stakeholders. Advocate for local Great Start Readiness Programs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of GSRP requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate professional improvement through in-service attendance, CEU’s or college credit, SCECHS, conference attendance and reading professional literature.
  • Support GSRP program staff with ongoing, regular technical assistance to ensure grant compliance and high quality programming.
  • Collaborate with Great Start to Quality Resource Center staff as it relates to the work of supporting GSRP classroom staff to comply with State guidelines.
  • Participate in coordinated countywide effort to recruit and enroll children in preschool.
  • Assist Director of Early Childhood Services with projects on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain appropriate records. 15. Use universal precautions at all times for personal health and safety.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Administrators.

REPORTS TO: Director of Early Childhood Services

PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: Director of Early Childhood Supervisor

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 200 day position. Salary and conditions of employment are determined by the Board of Education.

Closing Date for Job:  08/31/2024

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