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Early Childhood Education Manager at Through the Looking Glass

Early Childhood Education Manager

Through the Looking Glass Berkeley, CA Full Time
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JOB TITLE: Early Head Start Education, Nutrition Manager & Center Co-Director

Manage the provision of high-quality education and nutrition services and co-direct the Early Head Start Center for 22 children. Collaborate with community partners and other TLG EHS staff, including a nutrition consultant. Ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act, and other applicable regulations including the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Refine and maintain comprehensive recordkeeping and reporting systems.


The EHS program offers frequent training opportunities. TLG has trained more than 225,000 professionals in the U.S. and internationally regarding children and families with disabilities, child development, infant/parent relationships, etc.; many of its staff provide training, consultation, and provide wraparound services for the EHS program.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Development, or Education related field, preferred.
  • Advanced training, continuing education, and at least four years of experience in early childhood education for infants and toddlers. Expertise in infant/toddler development Management experience in Early Head Start or Head Start
  • Experience in producing Child Plus reports and School Readiness reports Minimum of two years of experience in management, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating programs or projects.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in providing reflective supervision
  • Child Development Site Supervisor or Program Director Permit required.


Computer training and/or documented proficiency with current word processing, spreadsheet and database software; experience with and/or training in Microsoft Office products particularly Word, Excel, and Salesforce preferred.

Valid driver's license

Current Criminal, Child Abuse and FBI clearances.

Physical ability to perform essential job functions.

Physical examination upon employment and within every fifteen (15) months thereafter.

Tuberculosis test upon employment and within every twenty-five (25) months thereafter.

Job-related training, as assigned.


Knowledge of the following:

Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and other applicable regulations and laws.

Relevant California regulations and their application, including mandated reporting, food service, sanitation, and nutrition regulations and their application, especially the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

The Microsoft Office Suite, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher components.

Knowledge of Child Plus and its DRDP module

Skill in the following:

Building and working within complex management and services delivery systems

collaboratively with other members of the EHS team.

Excellent oral communication skills with individuals, families, and groups.

Excellent writing skills for use in the production of reports, work plans, and other documents, as well as use in communicating with a variety of individuals and groups.

Using a keyboard, computer, and database.

Building and maintaining positive and respectful relationships.

Ability to do the following:

Establish and maintain effective, collaborative partnerships with staff, parents, grantee staff, and community agencies.

Take a developmental approach to motivate and empower adults.

Collect, organize, analyze and process information quickly and efficiently.

Be creative, resourceful, constructive, and flexible.

Demonstrate respect for individuals and groups with varied cultural, racial, ethnic, disability, religious, gender, and linguistic identities or backgrounds.

Project a positive image of the program and the agency.

Identify and meet goals, objectives, outcomes, and timelines and work independently of direct supervision.

Maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor at all times.

Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit our website for more information about TLG: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Early Childhood Education Manager

To apply please email resumes, with cover letters, to Through the Looking Glass

Contact: Megan Kirshbaum, Ph.D., Re: Education Manager Position. Email: hr(at)


Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a disability community-based nonprofit organization in Berkeley, California. TLG has pioneered clinical and supportive services, as well as national training and research serving families in which one or more members – whether parent or child - has a disability or medical issue. Since founding in 1982 TLG has provided infant mental health or infant/parent /family therapy and relationship-based developmental services. TLG's mission is “To provide and encourage respectful and empowering services—guided by personal disability experience and disability culture—for families that have children, parents, or grandparents with a disability or medical issues.” TLG’s staff includes culturally and linguistically diverse psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, and early childhood educators.

Keywords: Early Head Start; Early Childhood Education; Early Head Start Education, Nutrition Manager and Center Director

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:

COVID policies and procedures in place, PPE Provided



 In collaboration with the Center Co-Director, ensure compliance with Community Care Licensing Standards.

 Monitor and ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and CACFP regulations.

 Ensure curriculum fidelity and alignment with the Early Learning Outcomes Framework, obtaining input from parents.

 In collaboration with the Disabilities Manager, coordinate disabilities services and monitor classroom accommodations specified in infant and toddler Individualized Family Service Plans.· Document community and TLG wraparound specialists providing services to center children.

 Observe in classrooms and provide reflective supervision and evaluation of teachers.

 Assist individual teachers in identifying their training needs and improving their knowledge and abilities.

Supervise Center Coach.

 Analyze developmental progress of center children, aggregating data from teachers using Child Plus DRDP, and producing periodic School Readiness Reports which identify progress on goals and priorities for teacher training.

 Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers and new teaching staff, providing them with orientation and guidance.

 Assist with developmental consultation and Child Plus monitoring reports to the home-based EHS program

Nutrition/Food Program

 In collaboration with the Nutrition Consultant, monitor all Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and food service activities to ensure compliance with CACFP and Head Start regulations; establish and maintain required data and monitoring reports.

 Act as Civil Rights Coordinator for the CACFP

 Coordinate and monitor nutrition services.

Program Operations

 Engage in planning with other members of the EHS management team to ensure best practices and continued quality improvement.

 Assist with the annual program Self-Assessment and any federal onsite review process, focused on, but not limited to, education and nutrition services; report on strengths, recommendations, required improvements; implement improvements and recommendations.

 As needed, revise and/or recommend EHS, education and nutrition services policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act, and other relevant regulations; oversee the implementation of approved policies and procedures.

 Represent EHS on interagency community groups as needed.

 Report suspected child abuse or neglect; explain to families the program's legal mandate

 to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

 Assist with EHS program applications and grants.

 Assist in the design and implementation of efficient communications, documentation and data management systems.

 Attend all required training and professional growth opportunities offered by the program

 and maintain professional licensure and certification as required.

 Perform all other tasks, as assigned.

Recommended Skills

  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Management
  • Nutrition Education
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