Child Care Careers in WNY

Leadership Initiative Regional Coordinator - (1) Buffalo

The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute



The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (Institute), housed at the City University of New York, is a fast-paced, dynamic public/private partnership that is committed to identifying, establishing, and implementing the services, supports, and systems that the early childhood workforce across New York State needs. The Institute launched a Leadership Initiative in 2017 aimed at strengthening current early childhood leadership and management as well as to identify and support the development of future early childhood leaders.  The Institute seeks to replicate the Leadership Initiative in two communities in New York State in 2019.


The Institute will hire two part time Leadership Initiative Regional Coordinators. This position will be responsible for implementing the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative project model in the local community, based on a model created and refined by the Institute. The Coordinator will work closely with a local partner agency to engage stakeholders, recruit members, identify local professional development resources and leadership needs, and craft appropriate and effective responses to those needs.


In this role, the Regional Coordinator will report to the Institute’s Director of Leadership Initiatives and work with colleagues implementing Leadership Initiatives in new communities in New York. The Coordinator will also work closely with the local partner organization to refine the model and services to meet local needs.


Equipped with a wide range of experiences in the field, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of the professional development needs of the early childhood workforce with particular focus on early childhood leadership.


This is a federally-funded grant position through December 2019 with a strong possibility for continued funding after that. This role has two open positions – one in Buffalo and one on Long Island.



-Lead and organize the Leadership Initiative planning process and serve on the Institute Leadership Initiative team

-Recruit individuals and assess their needs to maximize their participation in Initiative activities.

-Identify qualified coaches and mentors to support the Initiative

-Create professional development programming for current and future early childhood leaders

-Organize the Leadership Initiative advisory board and provide training

-Assist with additional fundraising efforts for the project



-Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field of study

-At least 8 years of leadership experience in the field of early childhood education or a comparable field or work

-Experience helping professionals build competency in leadership skills through training, staff development, coaching, etc.

-Exceptional interpersonal skills

-Ability to develop and sustain successful collaborative partnerships, working with a diverse group of stakeholders that includes colleagues and external partners

-Experience managing budgets

-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Willingness and ability to travel

-Availability during evenings to attend associated/sponsored events



-Fundraising experience



-This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, laptops, tablets, smart phone, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other presentation materials

-Ability to travel overnight to other sites as needed.

-May need to lift up to 40 pounds.



Provide a resume and cover letter specifying qualifications/experience relevant to this position. 

Please indicate which area in New York (Buffalo or Long Island) you are interested in working. 



Lead Teacher-Infant/Toddler or Preschool

Family Help Center Day Care

Location: 60 Dingens Street



Oversees the direct care, safety, and nurturing of all children ages 6 weeks- 2 years old or 3-4 years old by all education staff. 

Implements the daily operations and curriculum of each classroom. 

Implements developmentally appropriate practice, early Head Start and/or state day care regulations in the classroom, lesson plans, and assessments. 

Be certified or willing to be certified in the Pyramid Model for social-emotional development and then be able to model and guide other staff. 




Infant/Toddler or Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) or College Degree in Early Childhood or Special Education (n-2); 

Preferred 2 years of teaching in a state licensed nursery or day care center



Full time






Must submit a resume that includes the names and phone numbers of 3 active professional references (no friends or family members); 

a copy of your high school diploma, college degree, or unofficial transcript must be attached. 


Preschool Teacher

Tender Loving Childcare (TLC)

Location: 76 Main Street Hamburg, NY 14075



Create daily lesson plans/art projects, follow classroom schedule, maintain classroom ratios, 

provide a safe and nurturing environment for students, communicate with parents, assist with meal times, 

guide children through bathroom routines, supervise structured outdoor play, work independently and as part of a 

classroom team, follow OCFS regulations, role model best practices.



Degree in Education or Childcare related field, CDA or current plan to pursue a degree or certificate program.  



Full time, Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30






Applications can be found on our website

Call or email for more information


Teacher Aid/Floater

East Aurora Community Nursery

Location: 606 Girard Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052



Assisting cook and a variety of teachers in classrooms infant-five years



Experience with children required



Monday – Friday; 9:30a-6:00p



September 1, 2019



download application from East Aurora Community Nursery website and mail to 606 Girard Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052 Applications Due by July 12th.


Consultant to Serve as PEDALS Early Childhood Classroom Coach




The Positive Emotional Development and Learning Skills (PEDALS) program seeks a qualified professional with early childhood classroom teaching experience to serve as a coach in the Buffalo area. 

PEDALS supports effective training, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based curricula in early childhood settings that results in measurable improvement in the social and emotional well-being of preschool-age children impacted by poverty.



● Second Step kits (an evidence-based social emotional curriculum)

● A validated screening tool for social emotional development

● Training in the use of the curriculum and screening tool

● In-classroom coaching by early childhood coaches for teachers and staff

● PEDALS implementation, improvement, and sustainability coaching for administrators

● Funding to purchase materials that foster social emotional growth



● Provide coaching to teachers and classroom staff on site at participating early childhood

programs/schools, including classroom observation and feedback, modeling of instruction, general

consultation regarding effective application of social emotional curriculum, classroom management,

use of the screening/assessment tool, and technical assistance on data collection and entry as needed

● Meet regularly with participating early childhood program administrators to provide technical assistance

in the implementation of PEDALS

● Serve as a main point of contact for the PEDALS program with administration and classroom teachers,

including communicating PEDALS expectations

● Complete classroom observation forms monthly and submit electronically

● Participate in regular PEDALS staff meetings (approximately monthly)

● Assist in planning PEDALS training events and attend training events. Develop, prepare, and facilitate

PEDALS and Second Step curriculum trainings

● Assist early childhood programs with sustainability activities (e.g., training a staff member to provide

Second Step trainings on his or her own at the conclusion of PEDALS)

● Assist PEDALS program manager with ongoing program development

● Attend coach trainings

● Participate in PEDALS program evaluation



PEDALS coaches are independent contractors. The consulting rate will be $50 -$55 per hour, commensurate

with experience.


The contract term will be July 2019 through July 2020. Coaches must be available for meetings and trainings

in Buffalo NY the months of July and August 2018 (trainings will be compensated).


Contract hours will range between 25 and 125 per month and will vary based on project needs. There is

some flexibility in the number of classrooms that each coach will work with, therefore some flexibility in the

number of hours worked by the coach.



● A demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of early childhood education and the social

emotional development of young children

● Bachelor’s degree required (Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, or elementary education with early

childhood minor/annotation preferred)

● At least three years of experience teaching in an early childhood setting (ages 3-5 years)

● At least one year of experience in a supervisory, coaching, and/or mentoring role in an early childhood


● Experience with screening and/or assessment tools in an early childhood setting is preferred

● Ability to work independently and as part of a team

● Flexibility – ability to adapt to the needs of individual teachers, classrooms, and programs. This includes

flexibility in availability, communication methods, and approach

● Excellent time management skills, including ability to develop and maintain a scheduling process for in classroom

coaching and administrator meetings

● Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, program administrators, and PEDALS program


● Proven ability to assist adults with learning and capacity building

● Basic computer skills (ability to access and utilize online tools related to the curriculum and screening

tool, online data entry)

● Knowledge of resources available in western New York for early childhood programs and for children

with social, emotional, or behavioral needs and their families

● A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must, as the coach will be traveling to and

between early childhood programs/schools



To apply, email a cover letter and current resume to by June 17, 2019

Applications will be acknowledged by a return email within five business days of receipt.


Daycare Aide

Cantalician Center

Location: 2049 George Urban Blvd., Depew, NY 14043



Assist teacher with providing early childhood care to children. Prepares instructional materials and maintains order and cleanliness in the learning environment. Uses observation skills to remain aware of changes in the behavior and physical condition of children. Assists with feedings, arrival and departure, behavior control and other activities.



High school or GED diploma required; one year of teaching assistant/aide experience preferred.



Full time positions available!!

Monday – Friday; hours vary between 7:00am – 4:00pm.



We offer a generous benefits package including paid holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO), health & dental insurance, agency paid life and long term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan & more!

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