Early Childhood Training Specialist (hybrid)


Abilities Network, a multiple year winner of the Baltimore Sun's Top Workplace award, is looking for an Early Childhood Training Specialist to support Project ACT. Project ACT provides training to over 6000 early childhood professionals per year. The Early Childhood Training Specialist's primary responsibilities are to provide training and technical assistance to address the needs of programs serving children under age 6 as well as out of school time programs, provide training and workshops to caregivers and families, facilitate support groups for providers and families and to research, write and develop new training modules to be utilized by all Project ACT trainers. The duties of the Early Childhood Training Specialist position include both in-person and virtual assignments.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing non-profit organization with an amazing culture and team environment. We are currently offering a new hire bonus of $1800!

At Abilities Network, we cultivate inclusive communities through relationships, innovation and high-quality services. We accomplish this by living close to our values of respect, well-being, reflection and courage and using them to guide our decision making. If you want to contribute to an organization of people passionate about using relationships to support the empowerment of others then we have a position where you can make a difference.

Key responsibilities and functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Function as one of Project ACT's primary trainers. Develop trainings for early childhood professionals regarding the care of children under age 6 by conducting research, writing content and designing presentations and supplementary materials.
  • Develop content and facilitate workshops for families and caregivers to provide them with education, tools, knowledge and support for raising young children. Provide other professional development activities to childcare providers such as book clubs and communities of practice.
  • Develop and implement marketing for Project ACT services and trainings.

The ideal candidate will have the following education and experience:

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Psychology or a related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience working with children under age 6 and their families in an early childhood program.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Access to transportation as needed to fulfill the duties of position.
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends with occasional overnight travel.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs, transport materials and move about training facilities necessary to train groups effectively.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Coursework in curriculum and child development.
  • Knowledge of child care systems including Maryland EXCELS, accreditation, environmental rating scales and training requirements.
  • Bilingual with fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience with large group training.
  • Experience with curriculum and training development.
  • Experience with reflective and/or practice based coaching.

Abilities Network offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits packaging including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Company paid Life/AD&D Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Anniversary Day Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • New Hire Bonus of up to $1800
  • Participate in the Employee Referral Bonus Program and earn up to $1800 per hire

Apply today! Learn more about us at www.abilitiesnetwork.org!

Abilities Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, sexual orientation, or any other category covered by applicable law.


Full Time
Salary Range
$46,000.00 - $88,000.00
per Year
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Towson, MD, 21286, US