Early Childhood Education Coach, Day Shift, The Lourie Center

Adventist HealthCare
Greenbelt, MD
Closing date
Dec 11, 2023

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The Lourie Center seeks to hire an Early Childhood Education Coach who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

As the ECE Coach, you will:
• Work closely to implement the Reggio Emilia approach, using curriculum and ongoing assessments with teachers, to observe, document, point out underlying concepts, analyze and interpret the meaning through materials that the children have constructed in the course of their work.
• Focus on the rights and needs of each child and family and then use this knowledge to plan and project responsive learning experiences with children and teachers.
• Supporting teachers development in observing and listening to children and a broad range of documentation: videos, tape recordings, written notes in order to make visible throughout the course of the learning processes and strategies used by each child and groups of children.
• Work with the teachers in the early learning programs and families to collaborate together to gain multiple perspectives that lead to insight into children's thinking.
• Work with children on experiences that advance their words, graphics, logical thought, body language, symbolic languages, fantasy, narratives, play, pretending, friendships, group identities and all similarities and differences that emerge.
• Create early learning center environments with teachers, children and families at the center that are amiable, communicative, flexible, adaptable, livable, serene, relational, multiple sensorial experiences, connected to the outdoor environment and the community.

Qualifications Include:
• Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development or Art required.
• 5 years' experience teaching in an early learning setting.
Knowledge of Reggio Emilia and /or emergent curriculum.
• Experience with vulnerable populations. Including, teen parents, expectant parents, infants with special needs, and diverse community of learners.
• Reliable transportation. Must be willing to travel out of town to professional development, including travel that may require flying.
• Must be available during scheduled open hours of early learning centers and family childcare homes, including evening meetings
• Able to become reliable in CLASS for infants, toddlers and Preschoolers after receiving training.
• Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Strong written and oral communication skills in Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

Work Schedule:

Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

#GR8 Mental & Behavioral Health

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if needed, may elect to be vaccinated at any community pharmacy or location offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing. ("Nicotine products" include, but are not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products, hookah, and nicotine replacement products (e.g., nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges, etc.).

Equal Employment Opportunity
Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. AHC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.


We are a faith-based healthcare organization, based in Montgomery County, Maryland. We are the largest employer in Montgomery County with over 6,000 employees! Our comprehensive approach to caring for our community includes three acute-care hospitals – Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center and Fort Washington Medical Center – as well as two Physical Rehabilitation hospitals, Outpatient centers, Imaging Centers, Urgent Cares, Home Care Services, Employer Health Programs and Physician Networks. We are nationally recognized and honored especially for our Cardiac, OB, Cancer, Stroke, Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Mental Health services. Our mission is to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. At its core, our mission expresses who we are, why we exist and the purpose behind what we do. These words are reflective of God’s character as outlined in the Bible and honor the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s long-standing commitment to healing. You will also find that many of the beliefs and standards of conduct at AHC are universal beliefs that are recognized across many faith traditions.

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820 West Diamond Avenue
Suite 600

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