Position Description

SPARK Tier Two Coach - Center, Ministry, School (Remote)
Location Indiana - Indianapolis
City Indianapolis
State IN
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Employment Duration:
Full time
Shine Early Learning, Advance

Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services through our three business units, all focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. With over $80 million in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.

Acelero Learning has two divisions:

             Acelero Learning is a direct provider Head Start services in four states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Wisconsin).

              Shine Early Learning, partners with local organizations to support the delivery of high-quality services through Shine Assist, Shine Implement, Shine Fortify, and Shine Advance programs.   


The Tier Two Coach is responsible for providing cohort-based professional development to help Indiana early education and care programs create a progress towards a shared professional development goal. The Tier Two Coach provides increasing intensive support to programs that are seeking to move beyond their basic requirements and will benefit from a cohort-based professional learning community. 

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The coach shall provide the following targeted supports to early learning and care programs:

  • Work with assigned programs, to validate their Self Assessment results and work with them to develop either a Program Development Plan (PDP) or a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).
  • Provide short-term (typically less than 3 months) support to a cohort of programs and provide tools/resources to support program planning based on common PDP or QIP goals.
  • Utilize informal/virtual assessment activities that provide program information on classroom settings, teacher strengths, and areas of growth including teacher and child interactions, classroom instruction, and classroom management in order to collect data to improve the overall experience of the child.
  • Implement data collection methods including, but not limited to: Functional behavioral tracking and analysis and behavioral support plans.
  • Develop and facilitate small group learning environments, including peer-to-peer opportunities.
  • Refer programs to specialized outside supports and resources, such as those available through Federal TA entities, Child Care Aware, and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), among others.
  • Participates in assigned meetings, events and training as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of ECE or a related field with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE
  • 3 + years of ECE experience
  • Experience delivering professional development support  (in-house within a childcare/early education program) or to other programs
  • Completion of all required state training and certifications (including Paths to Quality™ Level 4 professional qualifications and continued education, including Safe Sleep training)
  • Background checks are required for this position
  • Travel required locally or long-distance up to 25% of the time for work-related meetings and functions
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

The mission of Shine Early Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive family and child outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by our partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy workplace.


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