Organization Name:
Sunshine School & Development Center
Job Title:
ABC/PAT Manager
Job Description:
Job Title: ABC and PAT Manager
Status: Full-time, Permanent, exempt
Department: ABC and PAT Programs
Reports to: Director of Special Programs and Licensing
Revised Date: July 2021
This job description is subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Job Summary
The ABC and PAT programs provide services for children and their families who are classified as “at risk”. These services can be accessed in the families’ homes and/or in the preschool classroom setting. The Manager for “Arkansas Better Chance” and “Parents as Teachers” is responsible for the implementation of these programs including supervision of the program staff. The ABC/PAT Manager understands and monitors all program components and ensures that funding and programmatic requirements are observed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Staff Supervision and Coaching
    a. Supervise and support Parents as Teachers and ABC Classroom staff.
    b. Assist with the interview process and coordinate new staff transition period & training.
    c. Monitor and provide one-on-one coaching as needed to improve job performance.
    d. Demonstrate and encourage respectful interactions among staff members.
    e. Instruct staff members in and model techniques for managing challenging student behavior.
    f. Organize staff schedules to provide for adequate supervision of children.
    g. Monitor the classrooms to ensure that they are clean, well-organized, safe, inviting and developmentally appropriate.
    h. Conduct performance evaluations for ABC and PAT staff.
    i. Assist classroom staff with the planning and implementation of daily program of activities in accordance with the program’s curriculum.
    j. Ensure ABC rules and regulations are communicated and met by all ABC staff.
    k. Monitor and direct staff’s professional development activities with attention to compliance.
    l. Provide guidance to staff regarding standards for professionalism, i.e. dress, demeanor, speech, confidentiality.
    m. Review and approve/deny staff time reporting.
    n. Develop and track professional development plans with each staff member following the Arkansas Workforce and Knowledge Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals.
  2. Program Administration
    a. Generate required documentation for quality accreditation, minimum licensing, program grants and monthly reports with attention to deadlines.
    b. Assist with recruitment to maintain and/or increase participant enrollment.
    c. Complete process to obtain affiliate status for the PAT program.
    d. Maintain compliance with Better Beginnings to ensure classrooms meet required standards for quality level programs.
    e. Must be knowledgeable regarding grant guidelines and fiscal responsibilities.
    f. Provide Director with program updates, as needed.
    g. Practice and model confidentiality standards.
    h. Actively participate in an agency committee.
    i. Participate in 30+ hours of professional development activities annually.
    j. Other duties as assigned per the operational needs of the agency.
    k. Become familiar with Arkansas Workforce and Knowledge Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals.


  1. P-4 Certification or Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Elementary Education or Child Development. Also a Bachelor’s degree in another field with 12 hours of Early Childhood college hours may be considered. An AA degree in Early Childhood would be considered with experience.
  2. A minimum of one year of early childhood education teaching experience
  3. Background clearance with The Child Abuse Registry and Arkansas State Police.
  4. Possess active PDR number.
  5. Demonstrate competency in the areas of developmentally appropriate programming, curriculum development and daily classroom management.
  6. Proficient computer and technology skills and knowledge.
  7. Physical requirements – must be able to:
    • Lift children weighing up to 40lbs.
    • Accurately and effectively communicate complex information with others.
    • Move freely about the building and community to complete tasks and assignments.
    • Remain stationary for extended periods of time.
    • Operate a computer, copy machine and other varied office equipment.

Desired Abilities and Attributes:

  1. Open to new ideas and flexible attitude.
  2. Enthusiasm for the Early Childhood profession.
  3. Self-motivated.
  4. Demonstrates the use of good judgment.

Safety Sensitive Position
Equal Opportunity Employer

Days/Hours: This position is based on an annual program staff calendar of 190 days distributed over 12 months. This is a salaried position and work hours may vary from the typical workday.
Closing Date:
Contact Name:
Jill Kleinebreil
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number:

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