Week2: Responded To Two Discussions


Three segments I choose were Marie Chanel Spurgeon, Barbara Parks and Toni Porter and these appelaed to me because I admired the roles and the knowledge they spoke in regards to their professional role in their feild.  

Marie Chanel Spurgeon an infant/toddler specialist her job is to not only to superviser the teacher but to step back and observe the children's cognitive, social skills, and their fine and gross motor skills through play. Also she assist how to develop individual plans for each child to help them grow and progress in their development. Marie make sure that the security from who their around constantly/consistency. Maire also scaffle their learning curriculum based upon the children's routine care and the realtionship that is given form the teacher as well as herself. 

Barbara Parks a parent support specialists assist each parent to whatever help that is needed so that they are successful at home. She does monthly home visits which requires her to go inside the home to mentor/evaluate the environment of the child's home or to see if their is any further assistance needed from the parents, also they conduct these meetings in the center as well to focus on the child's development (assesments). When parents unrealstic goals/milestones for the child Barbara then offer/assist in parent education to identify and understand thoes goals/milestones. 

Toni Porter a professional development supervisor oversee several state wide program intiatives regarding professional development for early care nd education productions in the state. The department has a training and they are assisting with trainings and trainings to make sure they are out producing quality products (consistency) to see how they are using them that is giving them products and their thoughts so they make them meaningful.

The insights related to dispositions I will need to work on as I seek to be more effective in my work as an early childhood professional is to further my education, and work toward my professional role as an educator. 


"Looking to the Future: Your Career in Child Development" 



1st job discription is a Family Engagement Program Director 

Salary: N/A

Department: Family Support

Reports to: Sr Director of Clinical & Community Services

Location: Nashville – Martha O’Bryan Center
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.
The Program Manager provides overall leadership and strategy to the Center’s two generation approach to family engagement. The Program Manager ensures the program meets all defined outcomes, is effective and evolves in keeping with the latest research of family education and involvement, and that the program aligns with and is integrated into other center programming, particularly that for young children.

Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree social work, psychology, early childhood education, or related field. 
Licensed or license eligible 
Five or more years of related experience 


2nd job discription is an Assistant Director

Salary: N/A 

Skills, Education, and Experience
At least two years of early childhood education experience required, with an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices and the ability to ensure its use in the classroom
A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day
Excellent administrative, organizational, verbal, listening, and communication skills required
CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
Must meet state specific guidelines for the role
Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children.
Ability to speak, read, and write English.
Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field. (indeed.com)

3rd job discription is a Prevent Specialist 

Salary: $32,000-$35,000 a year 


Knowledge of normal child growth/development and the dynamics of parent-child relationships

Ability to relate to families from a strengths-based model even in an apparently chaotic family situation

Ability to approach families from a family-centered service model

Demonstrate motivation and ability to learn and provide basic supportive skills

Knowledgeable about community resources

Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries

Strong interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and training skills

Ability to advocate for nurturing, non-violent discipline of children

Basic understanding of primary prevention

Ability to self-direct daily work tasks and practice effective time management

Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to collaborate as part of a team

Microsoft Office, email, internet; Must be able to meet documentation requirements

Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field; equivalent of one-year experience working with individuals in a group or home based setting or experience advocating for children; flexible availability; experience working with culturally diverse communities and families. individuals in a group or home based setting or experience advocating for children; flexible availability; experience working with culturally diverse communities and families. (indeed.com)

I've learned from this exploration of finding various jobs that meet or I thought I met their requirements (which was job discription number 1 that required a Master's Degree); it was quite fun however I did enjoy job discription 1 which I will strive to meet their education status of a Master's to potentionally work for them. 


Bolles, R. N. (2018). What color is your parachute? A practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers (2018 ed.). Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

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