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Child Care Council of Suffolk is Now Hiring:

Join a dedicated and experienced team of early childhood professionals & advocates!

The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is one of the leading early childhood organizations in the state – supporting more than 800 licensed child care and Pre-K programs in Suffolk County.  Our knowledgeable staff work directly with child care programs, educators and parents to ensure that every child has equitable access to high-quality early learning opportunities.

We offer generous vacation, personal time and sick time, plus two mental health days each year. Our culture is positive and flexible with a focus on supporting our employees and recognizing the importance of supporting a healthy work/life balance. 


Infant Toddler Specialist


Job Summary: Provide high quality consultation, support and education to family/group family and center child care providers with a focus on care of infants and toddlers. Implement grant-generated educational programs when available. Contribute to Provider Newsletters. Create and deliver workshops as needed for off-site training and for on-site training catalog. Participate in activities to promote knowledge about quality infant and toddler care programs to the community.


Skill Requirements: Knowledge and understanding of infant/toddler care, child care programs and OCFS regulations. Good communication skills both in person and on the phone. Willing to work as a team with other members of the department, as well as with staff from other departments in the agency. Ability to work with computerized systems to maintain database and perform internet searches. Able to multi-task, balancing work load and independent projects.



  • Provide telephone and e-mail technical assistance to licensed and registered programs, and relative or non-regulated caregivers, parents and  community members on child development,  regulatory issues and specialized care for infants and toddlers.
  • Implement grant-generated educational programs  when available
  • Contribute to a Provider Newsletter
  • Develop and implement workshops for family/ group family/center staff for training catalog and off-site trainings.
  • Generate reports as needed for the department
  • Provide assistance to other department staff
  • Participate in a team-oriented work environment while valuing individual team members’ contributions, appreciation for diversity and confidentiality standards of the agency.
  • Participate in department and agency staff meetings and trainings; participate in planning and implementation of department/agency strategic plan and customer service standards.
  • Attend workshops, in-house trainings, phone conferences, webinars and other meetings
  • Participate in functions of the NYS Early Care and Learning Council Infant Toddler Network
  • Work collaboratively with the Child Care Council of Nassau to develop the Theory of Change Model for the Long Island Region.
  • Maintain professional resources that include books, videos, pamphlets, brochures, etc. that promote best practices for infant toddler care.
  • Perform other work related duties as requested

 Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree preferred, in early childhood or related field; at least 3 years experience in a child care setting providing direct service to infants and toddlers; some experience providing Training and/or Technical Assistance in the area of child development or early childhood education.
  •  Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse community
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about specialized care for infants and toddlers, childcare, early education options, issues, regulations, and child development
  • Exhibits proactive problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Word), Internet Explorer, and various office machines (copier, Fax, printers).
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies in delivery of services.

 Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • This position requires sitting at a desk for long periods of time, keyboarding, and phone use.
  • Travel to various locations throughout Suffolk County will be required.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work is required; presence required at some off-site functions and trainings.
  • Ability to lift presentation equipment in and out of care is required.
  • Occasional overnight travel to other parts of NYS may be required (at agency expense)

Interested and qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to


We are happy to post employment opportunities for other organizations within the field of early childhood. Please check periodically for new postings. Each posting will be listed for 60 days. Please contact to place an employment posting here.




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