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Early Learning Education Coach

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks an Early Learning Coach for Education to provide support specifically for our ECLIPSE (Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services) classrooms.  Our ECLIPSE classes offer developmentally appropriate therapeutic programming for families and children who have endured biological, familial, and environmental risk factors consistent with exposure to complex trauma in early childhood. 

This position will provide foundational support to classrooms and model strategies and techniques in support of children with specific needs. Additionally, this staff person will provide differentiated, equity-based coaching and training to teachers and sub-contractor staff in Head Start, Early Head Start, and/or ECEAP programs. Coaching will focus on social emotional learning opportunities, and social emotional curriculum and planning. The Early Learning Coach for Education will use program standards and practices to support high quality interactions with children, individualized supports for children, assessment, family partnerships and classroom quality improvement. This position will serve on an interdisciplinary team to provide a child and family-centered, whole-child approach to Early Childhood Education. Use of a practice-based coaching model and the use and interpretation of data will be a regular part of practice to help build teacher/staff capacity and to inform continually improving community early learning outcomes. The Early Learning Coach for Education will also provide differentiated and data-informed coaching support to teaching staff, including training and technical assistance, to facilitate continuous quality improvement of instruction and service delivery using best practices.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

Early Learning Program Hiring Requirements

  • Portable Background Check: All Early Learning Program hires must have a cleared PSESD fingerprint background check (Washington State Patrol and FBI clearance) and a cleared Portable Background Check (PBC) before their hire date, and every three (3) years thereafter as a condition of continued employment.  Applicants without a current PBC should consider completing a PBC during the application phase. Please click here for instructions, and please click here to start the process.
  • Required Health Documentation: A completed Medical Release Form is required within 14 days of official start date for all Early Learning staff.
    • For all Early Learning staff, tuberculosis clearance and verification of a completed MMR vaccine are required within 14 days of official start date.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child & Family Studies, Elementary Education, or Human Development
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction (or an unrelated area) and 30 ECE college credits may substitute for a degree listed above.
  • Professional experience mentoring, coaching, and/or providing technical assistance in early learning programs. 
  • Basic understanding of working in programs inclusive of young children (birth-5) and their families in a mental health capacity.
  • Experience implementing curriculum and individualizing instruction for diverse learners including low income and/or multilingual students, and children with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in job-related field.
  • Current or former Head Start and/or ECEAP parent. 
  • Working towards a Washington State OSPI credential as a school counselor, social worker, or psychologist, OR a Washington State Department of Health license as mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychiatric nurse.
  • Experience providing group or staff training and/or teaching adult learners. 
  • Head Start, Early Head Start, ECEAP, or other state-funded preschool experience.
  • Experience promoting positive early childhood mental health.
  • Comprehensive early childhood program or group therapeutic setting experience.

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts are required as part of a complete application, and official transcripts will be required within two weeks of hire date.

Location: Renton, Washington
Job Type: Full time, 40hrs/week
Hiring in Salary Range: $67,774 – $88,926 (Salary Band H)
Full Salary Range: $67,774 – $98,157 (Salary Band H)
Department: Early Learning

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Sunday, April 16. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 26 and/or April 28 via phone and/or videoconference.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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