Early Care and Education Coach

Mary's Center

About the organization

Mary's Center is a Community Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. Mary's Center uses a holistic, multipronged approach to help each participant access individualized services that set them on the path toward good health, stable families, and economic independence


- Provide coaching that is built upon a foundation of a positive and reflective relationship, and incorporates a variety of strategies to inspire and strengthen practices with young children

-Conduct research-based assessments in the CDH and use the data to collaboratively develop clear action plans and regularly document progress.

-Work with providers to create dynamic coaching plans, using resources such as the FCCERS-R, CLASS, Program for Infant and Toddler Care, The Business Administration Scale (BAS) for Family Child Care, Creative Curriculum, and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

-Lead monthly workshops across the Core Knowledge Areas of Early Care and Education, and work with QIN teammates to develop professional development that is responsive to the trends and needs across the Hub.

-Engage in collaboration across agencies, partners, and other initiatives such as Capital Quality (DC’s QRIS), Shared Services Business Administration, Strong Start, and Healthy Futures.

-Maintain consistent system of individual coaching sessions and group trainings, and complete monthly and quarterly reports utilizing and analyzing this data.


- Education and/or Experience – Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Work experience with infants and toddlers, as well as adult learners in a coaching, mentoring, and training role. Experience with Infant and Toddler CLASS (reliability preferred), as well as the FCCERS-R and/or ITERS-R. Requires knowledge in early childhood services and excellent typing, word processing, and computer skills. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus. Familiarity with the needs and barriers that CDH face, a commitment to educational equity, and an openness to self-reflect are necessary.

-Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out moderately complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary. Excels in dynamic environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a quality improvement network.

-Physical Demands – Regularly required sitting and driving to CDH across the District. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must attend some weekend and evening meetings and events.

Application instructions

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