Early Childhood Development Coordinator


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2929 N Wells St
Fort Wayne
Allen County Juvenile Center
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Closing Date:
Open until filled



This position is part time, non-exempt, unclassified and covered under the Superior Court Employee Handbook.

20-25 hours/week; hours flexible depending upon meeting sessions with parents, infants and siblings

Under the direction of the Judge of Allen Superior Court, the Early Childhood Development Initiative Program Coordinator is responsible for creating, planning, developing, implementing and nurturing an Early Childhood Development Initiative for Fort Wayne and Allen County.


  • Responsible for developing, recommending and implementing program curriculum, policies and procedures for an Early Child Development Initiative (ECDI) for high-risk infants, siblings and parent(s)/guardian(s) to assist in the brain development and emotional development of such infants and siblings.
  • Meets with parent(s)/guardian(s) and siblings to explain, model and conduct the selected curriculum of early childhood learning between parent(s)/guardian(s) and infant or toddler.
  • Conducts developmental tests on infants/toddlers and siblings to demonstrate program success.  Describes and refers to clients other community programs that could supplement childhood development.
  • Provides instruction for college students who will be working with infants or toddlers and siblings to improve reading, language skills and cognitive development in accordance with their respective universities, curriculums and academic programs. Responsible for supervising the on-site participation of such students in the provision of their services to parents(s)/guardian(s), infants and siblings, who participate in the program.
  • Creates, communicates, and presents information explaining the benefits, on-going status and outcomes of the program to various outlets such as potential participating families, community stakeholders, fiscal agents and local government agencies.
  • Maintains record information from established goals, objectives and outcomes to be used in data collection, using the proper measurements.  Shares data with administration, community stakeholders, fiscal agents and local government agencies to prove program effectiveness and to assist in requesting additional funding from grant donors.
  • Assists in developing the annual budget.  Provides input, generates proprsals and monitors compliance in accordance with the annual budget.
  • Maintains accurate and secure data and records under strict confidentiality in conformance with the law.  Conducts reviews of data and records for quality assurance purposes.
  • Travels to and from job sites and various meetings.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Childhood Development and more than three years’ experience in childhood development, family counseling, social work and/or nursing
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License in order to drive to and from job sites and various meetings
  • Knowledge of the developing infant bran and early childhood development curricula from exposure to academic programs and degree(s) earned
  • Knowledge of individual, family and group dynamics
  • Knowledge of public and private social service systems in the community
  • Strong supervisory and administrative skills in order to oversee program and support staff
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of program participant records
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively present information to necessary parties


The Early Childhood Development Initiative Program Coordinator works in and out of an office setting with frequent sitting and the ability to move about freely.  Some lifting of up to twenty pounds, bending, pushing/pulling loads, reaching over head, kneeling and crawling is required and frequent typing, attention to detail and proofreading exists.  Very frequent mental/visual effort is required.  Some noise should be expected.