3 and 4’s Preschool Coordinator/Behavior Support - Tier III

Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Wage DOE
Aug 07, 2017

LOCATION:  District Program Center

This individual supports the ECFS Manager in the functioning of the 3-5’s preschool classrooms located in the elementary buildings and serves as the primary consultant for behavior interventions in all preschool classrooms (elementary and community based).

  1. Coordinate 3’s and 4’s preschool located in the elementary buildings.
  2. Coordinate, track and provide teacher consultation on behavioral interventions and strategies that align with the Pyramid model.
  3. Act as a liaison for behavioral intervention working with parents, teachers, principals and ECSE by organizing and facilitating consultation meetings as needed, prior to referrals or children receiving ECSE services.
  4. Ensure program and district expectations, policies and procedures, health and safety expectations and codes and cleanliness standards are implemented and supported in preschool classrooms located in elementary schools.
  5. Keep current and support the implementation of State Statute related to all funding streams supporting preschool programming.
  6. Support the alignment of program curriculum and assessment with State Early Childhood standards Birth to Kindergarten, MDE requirements, District K-12 standards as well as district-supported initiatives in coordination with Early Childhood Program Manager and the Early Learning leadership team.
  7. Supervise and routinely evaluate classroom settings and provide consistent visibility, providing mentoring and staff feedback to support developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practices in preschool classrooms, including the utilization of curriculum, assessment and lesson plans with fidelity.
  8. Conduct observations on licensed teaching staff.  Work with ECFS Manager to address performance issues with staff as necessary.
  9. Support and implement strategies that support a positive climate and culture with teachers, paraprofessional and the Early Learning leadership team.
  10. Elicit and respond to feedback from preschool participants and staff related to educational services and preschool program needs.
  11. Assist in preschool program planning, including coordination of the preschool catalog and timelines as well as assistance in marketing early learning and preschool program events.
  12. In coordination with the Early Childhood Family Services Manager and the Office Coordinators, ensures timelines, processes and communication for preschool enrollment.
  13. Assist in the recruitment of parents and community members to serve on the ECFE/SR Advisory Council and Site Based Management Team as well as serving on the Early Learning Programs SBMT.
  14. Oversee and process preschool staff time off requests and payroll vouchers as needed.
  15. Responsible for posting, hiring and interviewing of paraprofessional staff for preschool classrooms in the elementary preschool classrooms in collaboration with early learning site coordinators.
  16. Provide ongoing mentoring and coaching support for all probationary teachers.
  17. Ensure regular weekly written communications with site staff and contribute to program wide communications through program newsletter and staff meetings.
  18. Co-Plan and facilitate preschool staff meetings and staff development for preschool teachers and paraprofessionals.
  19. Meet with the ECFE/SR Advisory Council periodically and assist in coordinating and attending council sponsored program events.
  20. Participate in Support Team, Coordinator Meetings and Early Learning Team Meetings as well as other meetings as requested.
  21. Work collaboratively with building Principals and Community Education staff and programs.
  22. Support data collection and processes needed for State reporting.
  23. Coordinate facilities, equipment and instructional supplies for all preschool classrooms in the elementary buildings.
  24. Keep current in early childhood education, early childhood inclusion best practices and maintain the required teacher's license through workshops, conferences, and readings.
  25. Facilitate public relations within the School District and community.
  26. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Early Education, Early Childhood Special Education or a related field.
  2. Minnesota teaching license in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education
  3. Teaching experience in Preschool and/or Early Childhood Special Education.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Experience in working with behavioral intervention systems for preschool children.
  6.  Experience and a comfort level in working with parents and families.
  7. Grounded understanding of the continuum of development from birth through five.
  8. Excellent organizational skills.
    Ability to perform computer functions, including the use of email, Microsoft Word, Xcel, and other district technology requirements.
  9. Prompt, regular and reliable attendance.
  10. Communicates with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors, and the community in a positive and responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective work relationships.
  11. Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions.
  12. Ability to attend occasional weekend events and attend to occasional evening classroom observations or evening meetings as needed.
  13. Desire and ability to work collaboratively and as part of the early learning programs team and to support school and early learning program connection.  


  1. Licensed in Early Childhood Special Education.
  2. Experience as a classroom coach or behavior intervention support and consultation with teachers and parents.
  3. Experience utilizing research-based observational or coaching tools (e.g. TPOT, ELLCO or CLASS)
  4. Knowledge of community resources.
  5. Supervisory experience.
  6. Experience in program management and development.

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