ParentChild+ - About Us
ParentChild+, a nationally recognized early childhood school readiness organization working in 16 states and six countries, is an innovative two-generation program focused on providing early and equitable opportunities for families and caregivers in communities facing poverty, low literacy, limited education, language barriers, geographic isolation, housing, and food insecurity.
The Home-based Child Care (HBCC) model works with child care providers of all statuses to build strong home-based and local child care options in neglected and under-funded neighborhoods. Through home visits to child care providers during child care hours, we coach providers on best practice in their relationships with children and families, add high quality materials and activities to the care environment, and connect providers to resources that meet their own and families’ needs.
We see culturally responsive, high quality, community-based early education as a critical support for families, leveling the playing field before children ever enter their first school room and helping families enable their children to access a future full of possibilities.
ParentChild+ is seeking a full-time specialist to support the Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Model in NYC, which works to strengthen the capacity of adults working with children in licensed or unlicensed child care homes. NYC has a breadth of early learning opportunities for children, however, many parents choose trusted, familiar adults to care for their young children. Many parents and children are much more comfortable getting care and nurturance from family members, friends, and local neighbors that understand the families’ language, culture, alternating work schedules, or health and special needs.
ParentChild+ delivers home visiting services to support informal and formal child care providers who work in their homes to provide care for children as a profession, passion, source of income, and service to the families they know and love. Because home-based child care continues to be the option most parents choose, home-based child care providers need support in school-readiness strategies that they may not be able to readily access. When we speak of meeting families where they are and family engagement, we understand that it is up to families to make the child care choice that is right for them.
At ParentChild+ we meet families’ caregivers to provide culturally-responsive, linguistically-matched support, in-home with a one-on-one coaching model that engages the caregiver to promote school-readiness skills and create an environment for optimal child development from the start. Parents are able to work, go to school, seek out child care for second and third shift hours, and take comfort in knowing that the person caring for their child is a familiar, trusted adult who is being coached in the best practices of early childhood education.
The NYC HBCC Specialist will ensure the ParentChild+ home visiting HBCC model operates at fidelity, is ready for expansion in other low-income communities, and is connected to other resources that families and caregivers need. Maintaining professional relationships with City partners, the HBCC Specialist will also share resources with ParentChild+ providers and host learning communities to build the adult capacity to sustain best practices. Training and developing bilingual content is an important aspect of this position.
The HBCC Specialist will:
Build a language-specific community of practice for HBCC home visiting practitioners and home-based child care providers that improves and supports their capacity to provide and sustain high quality care steeped in school readiness.
Conduct site visits to current replications sites to train in and ensure fidelity to the model.
Recruit new community-based organizations that can implement the model to fidelity
Partner with city organizations to build a comprehensive referral system for HBCC providers and enrolled parents
Serve as primary contact for the NYC partners, such as Family Child C.A.R.E NYC, an innovative, collective partnership between four established organizations that support child care professionals
Create and distribute training content for providers and parents with appropriate language services.
Skills and Qualifications:
There is no degree requirement for this position.
Priority is given to experience with the ParentChild+ program, home visiting programs, or familiarity with the early child development field.
3-7 years of experience in early childhood education as a teaching assistant, provider, or director is preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences
Considers the impact of work on communities of color and immigrants
Experience working with different communication styles
Proficient with data-based decision-making and Microsoft Suite
NYS T-TAP professional credential recommended
Ability to speak a second language (preferably Spanish)
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation for this position is $80,000.
ParentChild+’s benefit package includes: employer contributions to medical plan and coverage of dental and vision insurance plans; a 403B plan with an employer match; and paid sick leave, personal days, vacation, 11 paid holidays, a week-long office closure at year-end, and summer alternate Fridays off.
We offer a family-friendly flexible work schedule and work environment.
NYC metro area
How To Apply:
Submit the following two items through the TriNet portal.
-A cover letter, describing how your experience, knowledge, and abilities align with the scope of work stated in this announcement. Resumes WITHOUT cover letters will NOT be considered.
-A resume or curriculum vitae
ParentChild+ is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We have a clear vision and commitment: to being a place where a diverse mix of talented people engage and do their best work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status
More About ParentChild+:
ParentChild+, uses education to break the cycle of poverty for low-income families. We engage early in life and help toddlers, their parents, and their family child care providers access a path to possibility. What we provide isn’t just early literacy, it is early opportunity. For families living in underserved communities, we are a first step on the ladder to success. An international research-based and research-validated program, we successfully strengthen families and help them prepare their children for academic success through intensive home visiting. Since 1965, this innovative program has emphasized the importance of quality parent-child interaction to help build the skills children need to be successful students. Today, ParentChild+ is helping families who have not had access to economic and educational opportunities prepare their children to succeed in school and in life.
Visit us on the web at: https://www.parentchildplus.org/