Education Specialist

Family Help Center Daycare has an opening for their Education Specialist position.  The Education Specialist is responsible to oversee lesson plans that implement age-appropriate activities, nurture, teach and care for children who have not yet entered Kindergarten.  Education Specialist will learn an evidence-based program (Teacher-Child Interaction Training / TCIT) that ensures a higher quality of care, including creating a positive environment with more support and fewer interruptions, helping children gain social and emotional strength; limiting classroom disruptions and helping children reach their potential by focusing on progress – not failure.  The Education Specialist is responsible for the direct care and safety of the children in the Daycare Program. 


  • Education: Current New York State Teaching Certification Birth through Grade 2, Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent
  • Training and Experience:
    • Minimum of two years of child care, early childhood or related programs.  
    • Must complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of training every two years.  
      • Fifteen (15) hours of such training must be received during the first six (6) months of employment.  
      • Training must address the topics outlined in section 418-1.14 Training of the New York State Office of Children & Families Services (NYS OCFS) Daycare Regulations.
    • Meets all applicable NYS OCFS licensing regulations.
    • Able to work effectively with children/youth with behavioral, emotional and/or mental health challenges and their families.


FLSA Classification: Exempt. Full-time (40 hours per week) salaried position.

 Please submit your cover letter (including salary requirement) and resume to Family Help Center at, or mail it to Family Help Center, Attention DAYCARE, 60 Dingens Street, Buffalo, NY  14206

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