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Coordinator Childcare Services

Company: Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Location: Utica
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Upstate Cerebral Palsy has various opportunities within the Greater Utica/Oneida County area. We are looking to hire compassionate, professional, and versatile staff to support a variety of individuals. Our ideal candidate would have the ability to work independently, think quickly, and problem solve.


The Coordinator for the Early Childhood Programs is responsible to supervise daily day care and preschool operations, coordinate and expand services, coordinate and provide family education opportunities, ensure compliance with governmental and agency regulations and operating standards, complete all records and reports, coordinate with other agency programs and departments, ensure department fiscal responsibility, ensure ongoing staff development and teacher aid orientation.


Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide orientation for staff and volunteers including the facility rules, procedures, paperwork, and philosophy and ensure ongoing staff in-services and professional development needs.
  • Coordinate activities to include classroom staffing, staff in-services training, program purchase recommendations, side food program, required reporting and assist preschool program leadership with the general day-to-day running of the preschool and day care program.
  • Monitor daycare and preschool programs, curriculum and staffing for groupings of children.
  • Act as a liaison and primary contact with parents including providing written materials, conducting tours, recruiting families for open daycare spots, collecting day care payments and providing information to them as needed.
  • Conduct and participate in meetings with staff, parent or administration as required to develop and improve curriculum and address program issues and staff concerns.
  • Facilitate programs and trainings for families
  • Support families with the transition to preschool program and coordinate services as needed
  • Maintain communication with the business office, staff and administration to ensure that the program runs smoothly.
  • Supervise day care personnel to ensure maintenance of day care child records, which include: immunization and health records, emergency contact information, eating and behavior patterns, and other relevant information as required.
  • Coordinate existing services and expansion of department, assist in the development of new programs, and initiate innovations in line with program needs.
  • Complete necessary paperwork for staff and volunteers and bi-weekly vouchers for foster grandparents.
  • Perform administrative support by attending meetings, participating on committees, and other activities as required.
  • Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Agency's culture, values and mission.
  • Responsible for submitting, monitoring, and gaining approvals of classroom variances
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards


  • Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OCFS (Office for Child and Family Services)

Our work environment provides the opportunity to grow and learn in a fast-paced atmosphere. We offer competitive benefits and salary to include a low-cost individual health insurance plan, dollar for dollar retirement match, life insurance, voluntary benefits, and generous paid time off.

Keywords: Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Utica , Coordinator Childcare Services, Other , Utica, New York

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