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Quality Improvement Specialist – Mecosta County

Position Location: Big Rapids, MI

The Quality Improvement Specialist will work out of the Eastwood Early Childhood Center in Big Rapids and will provide support to child care providers to improve quality in Lake, Mason, Newaygo, Osceola, and Mecosta Counties.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Recruit licensed child care providers in the community to participate in Great Start to Quality
  • Utilize a strength based and solution focused approach to support providers
  • Promote public awareness of available quality improvement resources through Great Start to Quality to programs/providers, parents, and community stakeholders
  • Plan, organize and support professional development of childcare providers through training events
  • Collect, track, monitor and report data 
  • Utilize a strength based and solution focused approach to support providers

Qualified candidate will possess:   

  • Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or Social Sciences strongly preferred. 
  • 3-5 years of experience working with adults(experience working with parents and children strongly preferred)
  • Childcare experience
  • Knowledge of Michigan childcare licensing rules
  • Knowledge of Michigan’s Early Learning Standards
  • Valid MI driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations that include socio-economic status and low income levels in an educational setting
  • Strong knowledge of community resources    
  • Position requires some evenings and weekends

Send resume and cover letter to stoman@arborcircle.org