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PreK Curriculum Specialist/Special Needs Specialist

Contract term ends June 30, 2021. 32-35 hours/week as needed with flexibility of scheduling as required. Maximum contract payment: $60,000

Job Description: This project has two components: Universal/State-funded PreK and OPWDD.

CRR holds contracts with 7 of 8 Rockland County school districts to coordinate Universal PreKindergarten and Statewide Full-Day PreK programs. The vast majority of PreK seats are located in child care programs (community based organizations/CBOs).

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Program Standards and Support Services and in tandem with the PreK Coordinator:

  • Work with our PreK Coordinator and Nurse/Child Health Care Consultant to assist PreK providers with reopening plans to ensure compliance with NYSDOH and NYSED guidance.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the prekindergarten program using the Creative Curriculum Assessment Tool (pre- and post-assessments); NYS PreK Learning Standards; and NYS Early Learning Guidelines.
  • Assess professional development needs of participating PreK providers, including 5-year plans for teachers not yet certified.
  • Assist PreK teachers in developing instructional goals and expectations for prekindergarten students to include all domains of learning and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Develop Quality Improvement Plans based on the assessment tool scores and professional development needs; monitor progress.
  • Develop and deliver curriculum for workshops/training sessions; collaborate in the development of workshops/trainings as necessary.
  • Work with the CCRR team to plan and implement PreK to K Transitions goals.

CCRR holds a contract with the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to support child care providers care for, or are planning to, care for children with developmental disabilities and challenging behavior. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Program Standards and Support Services:

  • Provide guidance, counseling, training and support to home and center-based child care providers who currently care for, or are planning to, care for children with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors.
  • The support is in the form of in person, email or phone/teleconference consultation, direct observation and feedback to child care provider and family, technical assistance, training and education.
  • Observe programs upon request to help them work with children with special needs currently in their program.
  • Observe individual children (with parental permission) to aid in the decision as to whether more evaluation is necessary.
  • Be a resource for programs and families concerning special needs services.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain meticulous, accurate records.
  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • Complete any reporting requirements for CCRR, school districts, NYS Education Department, and OPWDD.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with providers and programs to include giving technical assistance using a variety of methods such as face-to-face, phone/teleconference, mail, and email.
  • Keep current on all relevant rules and regulations and other publications and requirements as they are released.
  • Collaborate and share information with CCRR staff and participating in a variety of internal agency meetings.
  • Liaise with EI/CPSE Chairs in school districts as needed.
  • Other duties as may be required.

Qualifying candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or equivalent plus a minimum of three years’ experience in early childhood special education, early childhood or related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience observing and evaluating children in a classroom setting, particularly as relates to special education.
  • Knowledge of EI/CSE/CPSE/CSE processes and IDEA/ADA regulations and requirements for early childhood programs.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity using, implementing, and evaluating ITERS, ECERS, and FCCERS.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity using, implementing, and evaluating the Creative Curriculum for Preschool and GOLD Assessment Tool
  • Knowledge of and familiarity using, implementing, and evaluating Brigance Screen Tool.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • NYS training credential is a plus.
  • Knowledge about or experience with any of Rockland County’s diverse cultures is preferred; the ability to speak a second language is a plus.

In-person visits to child care programs may be required. Qualifying candidate must have a valid driver’s license and own car with valid insurance. As this is a contract position, agency employment benefits are not offered. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to CCRR Executive Director Vicki Caramante at vickic@rocklandchildcare.org by 5:00 PM, Friday, August 21, 2020. Resumes received after this deadline will not be considered.


Administrative Assistant – Health Care Consultancy

Job Description: Under the direction of the Director of Program Standards and Support Services and in tandem with our Nurse/Child Health Care Consultant:  

Assist CCRR’s Registered Nurse/Child Health Care Consultant to guide child care programs participating in state funded Universal and Full-Day PreKindergarten on staying compliant with regulatory requirements.  Tasks include but are not limited to:  

  • Maintaining meticulous, accurate records  
  • Assist the Nurse/Child Health Care Consultant with reviewing immunization records of PreK applications as needed  
  • Contacting family health care provider(s) for medical info missing/omitted from PreK application(s) as needed  
  • Making program site visits to review immunization records/compliance  
  • Completing the Annual BMI/co-morbidities survey per NYSDOH   
  • Assist Nurse/Child Health Consultant with addressing needs of children with special health care needs with both program and parent  
  • Giving technical assistance ensuring NYSDOH Health Immunization Survey is complete  
  • Providing and/or assist in mandatory health related trainings   
  • Assist in tandem withNurse/Child Health Care Consultant in the ongoing contact with providers and programs to include giving technical assistance using a variety of methods such as face-to-face, teleconference, phone, mail, and email.   
  • Keeping current on all rules and regulations and other publications and requirements as they are released.    
  • Assist in data analysis and reporting to the contract agencies.  
  • Collaborating and sharing information with CCRR staff and participating in a variety of internal agency meetings.   
  • Other duties/activities as assigned. 

    Qualifying candidates will have: 
  • Current New York State License RN, LPN (preferred). RN/LPN nursing student candidate may be considered. 
  • Minimum one year of experience related to community health, pediatrics, infection control, occupational health and safety, advocacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge about or experience with any of Rockland County’s diverse cultures is preferred; the ability to speak a second language is a plus.
  • Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 most days however there will be the need to flex this schedule on occasion.
  • In-person visits to child care programs are required. Qualifying candidate must have a valid driver’s license and own car with valid insurance.

    20-25 hours per week as needed with flexibility of scheduling. Contract period expires June 30, 2021. Maximum contract payment: $30,105. 
    As this is a contract position, agency employment benefits are not offered.

    Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to CCRR Executive Director Vicki Caramante at vickic@rocklandchildcare.org by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Resumes received after this deadline will not be considered. 

Seeking Early Childhood Certified Teachers

Seeking enthusiastic and effective early childhood teachers to provide direct instructional services to four-year-old students in PreK classrooms for the 2019-2020 school year in Rockland County, New York.

Candidates must possess a current New York State Teaching Certificate in:

Early Childhood (Birth - Grade 2);
Nursery, Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 (N-6);
Prekindergarten - Grade 6 (P-6);

OR

Students with Disabilities (Birth - Grade 2)

Community Based Organizations (CBOs) are independent organizations that contract with Rockland County school districts to provide free pre-K programs to four-year olds. The nearly 40 sites in Rockland offer diverse options for families across seven school districts. CBOs may range in size from having a single pre-K class to several classes. Each CBO employs its own teachers (they are not employees of the school district). Interested teachers may submit a resume and documentation of New York State Teacher Certification to info@rocklandchildcare.org

Child Care Job Bank:  If you are looking to work in a child care program or hire staff for your program, please contact Elaine Trotta and ask about our Job Bank.

Volunteering: Child Care Resources of Rockland (CCRR) accepts volunteers year round to work primarily in the Administrative Department. Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks including mailings, copying, filing and data entry. We accept volunteers for school required community service and court ordered community service. If you are interested in volunteering for Child Care Resources of Rockland, please call (877) 425-0009 x630 or email karenr@rocklandchildcare.org.

Tales for Tots: Young children are receiving a head start towards emerging literacy because we know that children who are read to become readers. They have a greater chance to succeed in school, build positive self-esteem and become productive workers. Child Care Resources of Rockland recruits and trains volunteers and gathers funds to purchase appropriate books for the volunteers to use at the child care centers and then leave for the children’s continued enjoyment. For more information on becoming a Tales for Tots volunteer and read to children in child care programs, please call Marcia Scheer at (845) 362-1429 or email marcias1020@yahoo.com.

Intern Opportunities: Child Care Resources of Rockland accepts college students who are looking for intern opportunities for their degree programs. For more information about becoming an intern please call Karen Ross at (877) 425-0009 x630 or send an email to: karenr@rocklandchildcare.org.