Kennedy Krieger Institute


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3901 Greenspring Avenue
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Regular Full Time


the Manager, Early Childhood Education is responsible for all education-based service delivery related programming and child-care services at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). This position provides supervision and oversees the Pre-K and child care programs. The incumbent will work with the Executive Director and Clinical Director of CARD to lead the planning, development and implementation of new or enhanced approaches to early childhood education services at CARD while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations. The incumbent will develop models for service delivery, evaluate plans, conduct research activities, and will review and interpret literature and disseminate those findings through formal and informal presentations.


this position is open to SLP's or Educator's 


  1. Manage and oversee all education-based service delivery related programs in accordance with state and federal guidelines to include the development of service delivery standards, an effective program monitoring processes, and other related issues affecting service delivery (e.g., referral processes, student developmental screening, intervention as needed, student show rate, staff training needs, parent engagement and training needs). Ensure that CARD meets all requirements necessary to maintain the child care license.
  2. Provide supervision, guidance, and regular performance feedback to assigned staff. Ensure classroom staff maintain high fidelity of implementation of classroom curricula through regular classroom observations, support, and training as needed.
  3. Assist with recruitment and ensuring the proper credentialing and maintenance of staff member’s continuing education requirements.
  4. Recruit and enroll targeted number of children in the early childhood education programs at CARD.
  5. With CARD director, prepare all early childhood education-related grants, contracts, and progress reports.
  6. Participate in coding fidelity and child development indicators for early childhood education projects in CARD.
  7. Act as primary contact for early childhood education credentialing and licensure related needs across CARD locations. (i.e., to Clinical Director, Director, and Manager of Administrative Operations), staff in other Kennedy Krieger departments (i.e., medical, clinical, administrative departments and programs where other SLPs work), as well as external contacts.
  8. Develop and maintain appropriate classroom structure indicating staffing needs and capacity regarding graduate students, clinicians, therapeutic assistants, child-care staff as related to child-care licensing standards and expectations.
  9. Participate and develop departmental, intra- and interdisciplinary, and community education/outreach and activities related to early childhood care and education (e.g., team conferences, presentations, professional training/ staff development, and committee service) across CARD locations.
  10. Maintain documentation consistent with Institute and Departmental expectations for all activities, as well as guidelines established by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  11. Develop models for the delivery and evaluation of services, OR plans and conducts research activities within specialty area.
  12. Participate in departmental activities and outreach activities in the community (e.g., presentations, service on committees).



  • SLP candidates must possess and maintain certification of clinical competence in Speech Language Pathology granted by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
  • SLP candidates must be eligible for Maryland State Licensure in Speech Language Pathology.
  • Must possess and/or maintain CPR certification


  • Master’s degree in early childhood education or speech language pathology required for SLP candidates.



    • Supervisory experience with an emphasis on education, developmental disabilities disorders and community based systems of service delivery preferred.
    • Must have experience working with children of different ages, at different developmental levels, and who may have a range of disabilities.




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