The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms River

  • Early Head Start Center Based Manager

    Job Location US-NJ-Trenton
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/20/2019 3:45 PM)
  • Overview

    The Early Head Start Center Based Manager will work in collaboration with the Executive Director and The Early Head Start Program Manager to implement the Early Head Start Comprehensive services so that the staff knows how to actualize all aspects of the Early Head Start program by individualizing the program, creating a learning and integrated environment, implementing the curriculum, managing the classrooms, overseeing delivery of child development and all other Head Start comprehensive services, preparing weekly plans developing policies and procedures to support all content areas (health, discipline, mental health, nutrition, social services) including the  education content, and involving parents in the program. Works with CHSofNJ staff, CHS and Head Start management and community agencies and partners. Experience integrating program design into infant/toddler routines.



    • Develop policies and procedures in accordance with Early Head Start program standards to support the fully implementation of the program approach
    • Provides support in the hiring, supervision and evaluation of Early Head Start Program staff for both the Homebased and Center based program option.
    • Work with all Early Head Start staff to ensure the effective implementation of the program Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) Strategies lead to full enrollment of program participants.
    • Ability to collect, aggregate and analyze program data and use it to recommend program decisions and seek program opportunities.
    • Ensure that Early Head Start policies and procedures as well as the Head Start Performance Standards are properly interpreted and applied for staff under the supervisors’ Leadership.
    • Provides leadership, training and coaching to assist Early Head Start staff in meeting child, family, and program goals using the Early Learning Framework as a guide.
    • Provides oversight to ensure appropriate curriculum implementation with fidelity, a caring, and nurturing relationship with enrolled children and parents that supports them in maintaining safe, healthy, educationally stimulating home environments and the accomplishment of family goals.
    • Assists in planning, monitoring, and evaluating pre and post natal education and home based services in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards. Recommend modifications or additions to program policy/procedures.
    • Ensure that the Center base site meets all relevant, federal, state and local licensing requirements.
    • Ensure that all areas of the Head Start Management Systems (Management Wheel) are integrated into program operations in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards
    • Ensure Early Head Start staff maintain accurate, up to date records of home visits, child progress, parent contact, parent goals, lesson plans, and submission of weekly and monthly reports. Ensure all child/family plans and files are up to date, accurate and inputted into Child Plus.
    • Work with community partners to plan, coordinate, support and integrate cohesive prenatal to age 3 child development services within the community.
    • Work with Health Coordinator and Education/Disabilities Coordinator to facilitate appropriate Early Intervention assessments and services for home based children and parents.
    • Plan transition of enrolled 2 ½ year olds and their families into 3 year old Head Start classes and centers.
    • Ensure that the program collect and document the appropriate amount of In-Kind to remain contract compliant
    • Ensure all enrolled families have socialization experiences.
    • Provide monitoring survey phone calls to enrolled families to assess that their needs are being met.
    • Conduct research based models for measuring program quality such as CLASS, HOVRS, ECRES for staff in the Early Head Start Program.
    • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual program reports as requested.
    • Participate along with program leadership in the development of refunding and expansion applications for Head Start funding.




    Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred or an appropriate infant and toddler credential


    Experience Requirements: The Education and Early Childhood Supervisor must have at least five (5) years of supervisory experience implementing infant/toddler services using the Head Start Performance Standards as well as three to five years of experience working in a prenatal, infant and toddler programs.  Home visiting experience a plus. Experience in Designing and writing policies and procedures a must.


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