This position is responsible for working collaboratively with families, education staff, and community partners to ensure that the program meets the needs of the whole child and supports parents/guardians in addressing family needs along with setting and achieving ambitious family goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and fellow staff to engage parents/caregivers in the classroom and school.
  • Create a collaborative in-classroom schedule to reflect supporting each teacher/class session weekly.
  • Ensure open lines of positive communication take place with administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and fellow staff.
  • Ensure that the program maintains a welcoming environment for parents/caregivers and the community.
  • Lead development and implementation of parent education opportunities.
  • Utilize internal resources and community partners.
  • Solicit and value parent/caregiver input on family education offerings.
  • Implement and support activities to ensure a strong connection between home and school, including take-home learning activities.
  • Engage parents/caregivers in preschool advisory council and other leadership opportunities.
  • Support program efforts to identify and recruit the most at-risk children in the community.
  • Educate parents/caregivers about the importance of early learning programs.
  • Provide support in completing the screening and eligibility process.
  • Contact parents/caregivers of absent students to determine reasons for absence and provide support to improve student’s attendance.
  • Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for families.
  • Monitor health and dental records to ensure that children receive regular screenings and follow-up for any treatment needs.
  • Assist parents/caregivers in establishing a medical home and dental home for their children to ensure access to consistent health care.
  • Coordinate parent/caregiver educational workshops to educate in the areas of child health, mental health and family strengthening.
  • Help with parental consent in the collaboration with the mental health consultant for social emotional screenings of children.
  • Coordinate and conduct home visits with families who meet the referral criteria to support home-school connection, address developmental concerns and provide other family supports.
  • Possess strong knowledge and understanding of community resources available to families.
  • Assess family needs and identify family goals.
  • Work with families to develop a plan towards meeting needs and achieving goals.
  • Refer families to resources to support their plan and document referrals and progress towards goals and follow up with families regarding referrals on a regular basis.
  • Follow through with Prenatal to Age 3 program transition as well as Kindergarten transition documentation
  • Follow proper communication lines in order to complete tasks (ex: know when to go to your supervisor or when it's acceptable to discuss matters with Principals)
  • Collaborate with districts to organize and implement ongoing screenings to ensure enrollment numbers are filled
  • Ensure compliance documentation is up to date and organized accurately.
  • Maintaining professional development certifications to ensure you are up to date
  • Commit to learning, understanding and implementing the ISBE Preschool For All and Preschool for All Expansion Implementation Manual, Early Childhood Rating Scale-3 and Compliance Checklist as related to all Family Educator duties.
  • Follow through with data collection such as but not limited to class enrollment, improvement processes, professional development plans, family education offerings, and records retention and disposal.


  • Preferred Associates Degree or minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Competence in utilizing Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Virtual Meeting Platforms
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 10 lbs.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and an acceptable/courteous manner.
  • Understanding and awareness of multicultural needs
  • Ability to maintain a positive and collaborative relationship/attitude across all ROE programs.


  • The work hours for this position are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. based on the ROE Calendar.
  • The schedule is subject to change with ROE demands.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $17.00 per hour


  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8-hour shift


  • Associate (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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