CA Qualifications:

The CA is required to have an Associate’s degree in early childhood education or a related field (a Bachelor’s degree is preferred) and, for center-based administrators, be EEC Director Qualified or above. In addition, CAs must have:

  • Ator coaching/mentoring experience working in a Center-based, FCC system or ASOST program;
  • Currently providing direct supervision or coaching and mentoring to educators in a center-based, ASOST or FCC program participating in the MA-QRIS at a Level 2 or above (self-assessed);
  • Access to a computer and the internet for use of video support technology.

Note: FCC CA applicants must be part of a contracted FCC System and directly responsible for supervision or coaching of FCC educators (such as home monitor/visitor or FCC System coach)

CA Responsibilities: 

  • Attend pre-service orientation training (estimated training is 1 day prior to implementation of project).
  • Participate in ongoing training (estimated 6 days during the year) and monthly regional Professional Learning Community to share resources, training, expertise, and experience. (estimated 1 hour per month: may be conference call, face to face, or webinar)
  • Provide Peer Assistance and Coaching, including:
    • Jointly establishing monthly meetings to last between 60-90 minutes with Mentee (may be virtual; phone, email, video clips) to conduct observations and review progress and provide feedback.
      • The initial meetings will be to develop a relationship, and then to review the Mentee’s needs and develop an action plan, including recommended professional development and coaching strategies designed to increase knowledge and skills in identified areas of need.
      • Thereafter, there will be a cycle of evaluation and coaching that includes continuous mutual goal setting using observations and follow-up conferences to analyze and set practical goals for improvement based upon detailed evaluation criteria.
    • Work with Mentee Administrator to refine the Mentee’s professional development plan including identification of recommended training or courses and strategies for practice application.
    • Provide reports every 30 days using provided template indicating actions, progress, and/or next steps.
  • Maintain confidentiality

Application:

PAC Consultant Administrator Application docx format of PAC Consultant Administrator Application
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The application process for CAs will include the following:

  • Resume with qualifications and experience;
  • Statement of areas of expertise related to coaching skills, the QRIS, MA Core Competencies and Early Learning Standards;
  • Current program profile with QRIS Level
  • Signed MOU of support from CA’s supervisor; and
  • At least two recommendations: Professional peer, educator receiving supervision, or support group member.