California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD).

Type: Part-Time

County: Sacramento

Agency: California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD).

Agency Description:

The California Department of Education (CDE) oversees the state's diverse and dynamic public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults in more than 10,000 schools with 295,000 teachers. The CDE and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction are responsible for enforcing education law and regulations; and for continuing to reform and improve public elementary school programs, secondary school programs, adult education, some preschool programs, and child care programs. The CDE's mission is to provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The CDE serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners, preparing students to live, work, and thrive in a highly connected world.

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In collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE) and other Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) program units, this position provides statewide leadership and support to promote early learning and care programs for children, their families, and the greater child care community. The consultant will work with local early learning and care agency representatives, other governmental agencies and other units within the CDE, including program directors, curriculum specialists, teachers, parents, and representatives from the early learning community, to develop and implement various early learning and care activities which promote the vision, mission, and goals of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the CDE, and the ELCD. Extensive travel is required.


  • Conduct Coordinated Compliance Reviews and/or Contract Monitoring Reviews and conduct investigations of local agencies.

  • Promote educational techniques and positive experiences proven to promote student learning and well-being, such as early learning strategies, school readiness, school transition, and enrichment activities.

  • Write, review, edit, and/or prepare reports, proposed legislation, bill analyses, issue papers and correspondence.

  • Research current educational issues relating to various early learning programs; stay current on trends in early learning; and investigate sensitive complaints lodged against agencies.

  • Develop and make presentations at meetings, conferences, and workshops for early learning and care agency staff and various professional organizations.

Find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement


In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Diverse experiences in early learning and care programs

  • Knowledge of current trends, research, and practices in early learning

  • Ability and experience in communicating effectively, both in writing and verbally, in small and large group settings

  • Knowledge of how the early learning and care system operates statewide

  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with individuals and groups possessing varied backgrounds and perspectives relating to early learning and care issues

How To Apply

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Application Deadline: 10/21/2019

Name of Contact: Veronica Saetern (PC 4487 & 4532)

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