Early Childhood Education Coach for VIQI Project

Job Title: Early Childhood Education Coach

Job Information: Do you want to make a difference in early childhood classrooms? Do you want to be part of a new, exciting, national research study, the VIQI (Variations in Implementation of Quality Interventions) Project? As part of the VIQI national research study, LUME is seeking two qualified individuals to serve as coaches.

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Coaches will help support classroom teachers in their delivery of Creative Curriculum, a research-based early childhood curriculum that is designed to improve the school readiness of three- and four-year-old children being served in mixed-age community-based child care and Head Start centers.  Coaches will play a vital role in the project’s success, both supporting teachers in using the curricular approach in their classrooms as well as assisting with data collection for the study.  

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Participating in training on the assigned curriculum and coaching teachers for approximately 9 months, beginning before the start of the school year
  2. Becoming an expert on the assigned curriculum model as a result of being a part of these training sessions
  3. Coaching teachers in their use of an assigned curriculum, using practice-based coaching techniques, including observations of the classroom, providing teachers with constructive feedback and the opportunity to discuss curriculum implementation and associated classroom issues
  4. Working with teachers to explain curricular content, concepts and instructional processes, and planning for, modeling and co-teaching lessons
  5. Monitoring how well teachers adhere to the core principles of the curricular approach using an online data entry system weekly (“coach logs”) and completing fidelity observations at three time points

The position will begin in July/August 2018 and end in May 2019 with typical breaks for holidays and will be about 60-70% FTE depending on the classroom caseload (roughly 8 classrooms across 2-4 centers), with the possibility that the position will be extended for additional years of the project, depending upon availability of funding. For the full job description click HERE

How to submit a resume: Cover letters and resumes should be sent to hr@lumeinstitute.org by June 18, 2018.

Center Director at UCCC

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University City, MO

Job Title
Center Director

Job Information
University City Children’s Center (UCCC) is a diverse, intentional early childhood community that respects and nurtures children and adults in a trusting culture of love, empathy, compassion, and joy that is guided by visionary leadership. An integral part of our mission and practice is developing partnerships and educational outreach to the larger St. Louis community. UCCC is a licensed and accredited childcare center with the state of Missouri. UCCC is the founding school and living model for the LUME Approach. UCCC is a fast-paced Early Learning Center with a licensed capacity for 180 children, of which, 60+ are under the age of 36 months, with a staff of approximately 60.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
Oversees systems and coordinates the Administrative Team to:

  • Ensure the facility is safe, clean, secure, and a welcoming place for children, families, and staff, while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal requirements
  • Provide a high quality early childhood education preparing children for life, socially and emotionally, cognitively, and physically
  • Maintain 90% enrollment and smooth, intentional transition of children into and within the center, and maintain accurate records on children enrolled in the program to include their development, attendance, immunization and general health
  • Implement the strategic plan and vision for UCCC for the next 5 to 15 years
  • Maintain robust volunteer, educational, and community relationships to enhance the UCCC program


  • Bachelor’s degree plus experience minimum; Master’s degree preferred, and experience in early childhood education, social work, or related field
  • Director’s Certificate (required for State of Missouri License)
  • Significant experience working with young children and their families
  • Able to create and work within a budget; able to manage and support a large staff  
  • Understands the dynamics and economics of running a child care center

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume or letter of interest to Human Resources at hr@uccc.org,  fax to 314-721-0939, or mail to 6646 Vernon Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130 and be sure to mention that you saw this posting through LUME Institute.