4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

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Infant Toddler Child Care Specialist Job Posting 


Job Title: Infant Toddler Child Care Specialist 

Reports to: CCR&R Director 

Job Status: Full time, field-based position based out of DeKalb/McHenry office 


4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care currently has an opening for a Full Time Infant Toddler Child Care Specialist (ITCCS).  The Infant Toddler Child Care Specialist works directly with child care providers to plan and implement continuous quality improvement within their child care program, with a specialty in infants, toddlers and two-year-olds. The ITCCS works as part of the Child Care Resource and Referral Team to improve the quality of care in programs throughout our service area by providing on-site consultation and technical assistance, by collaborating with providers via phone, email, virtually and in-person, and by providing trainings to assist providers in their personal growth as care givers and educators.  

Salary: $40,000-$42,000, benefits available 


Summary of Job Duties: 

  • Provide consultation, technical assistance and training to providers who have achieved an ExceleRate Illinois Quality Recognition & Improvement System (QRIS) Circle of Quality and those interested in learning more about QRIS 
  •  Offer resources and information to childcare providers in person, via phone &/or email. 
  •  Assist in facilitating cohorts by providing training, technical assistance, reflective practice, and consultation. 
  •  Work in partnership with providers and other specialists to jointly assess and identify a program’s needs and concerns within the six (6) county service area; McHenry, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside and Carroll. 
  •  Maintain documentation of the contract-related activities through a specified data recording system. 
  •  Upon hire, the Specialist receives detailed training on specific classroom and program assessment tools, in which a score threshold is required. ITCCS will use this knowledge in assisting childcare providers with self-assessment and developing continuous quality improvement plans.  
  • Complete a minimum of 15 professional development training hours and other trainings as required for the position.  




  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development or related field OR  
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following related fields: child psychology/behavioral sciences, family consumer science, social work, elementary education, child welfare, family services, psychology, sociology, human development AND a minimum of 18 hours in early childhood coursework;(come first 2 bullets into one). 
  • 5 years of experience working in a licensed child care program with 2 of those years working directly with infants and toddlers. 
  • Knowledge of infant toddler development, and quality child care indicators.  (ITERS knowledge is not required, although nice to have)
  • Candidate must hold the Gateways to Opportunity ECE Level 5 and ITC Level 4 credentials OR have the ability to complete within 18 months of employment: 

*NOTE: if applicant does not currently hold these Gateways Credentials, they should apply to the INCCRRA Credential Department immediately so it can be determined how close they are to meeting the requirements.  

  • Other attributes include strong communication and organization skills, ability to adapt to a variety of situations, ability to juggle multiple tasks, and compassionate and empathic nature.  

Working Conditions 

  • Current Illinois Driver’s License and reliable transportation. 
  • Travel to and participation in meetings, committees, statewide training activities and professional development opportunities appropriate to the role. 
  • Frequent travel to child care programs for on-site visits throughout our six (6) county service area 
  • Occasional evening and weekend work and overnight travel to professional conferences required 


To apply: 

Interested Candidates should send their resume and transcripts to: 

Kim Lamz 

Child Care Resource and Referral Director 

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care 

667 Ridgeview Dr 

McHenry Il 60050 

Or email to: kiml@four-c.org



Project Coordinate – ECEC Enrollment Community Outreach

Job Title: Project Coordinate – ECEC Enrollment Community Outreach

Reports to: Executive Director – Financial Reporting
CCR&R Director and CCAP Program Manager – Event/Program Reporting

Job Status: Internship – 20 hours per week/16 weeks
Two positions are available (1- McHenry based, 1 – DeKalb based) and include both in-office and remote work

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care is a non-profit agency serving Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties.  The 4-C Mission is to promote children’s well-being by advocating for quality, affordable, accessible child care.  We support families and those providing child care by offering information, education, resources, and services.

Position Pay

Position is paid hourly at $17.50/hour

Job purpose

Promote the importance of early learning and the availability of early childhood programs and supports to families through enrollment campaigns.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Create publicity campaigns for current Child Care Resource and Referral and Family Enrichment Program events to promote enrollment in Early Childhood Education and Care Programs
  • Will coordinate and execute (6) outreach events focused on enrollment throughout DeKalb County/McHenry County
  • Work with Child Care Resource and Referral and Family Enrichment Program staff to coordinate these events
  • Connect with Early Intervention programs throughout the county and local to each city
  • Market events/create event media
  • Collect data from events
  • Partner with local agencies/groups to bring services to families living at 50 percent of the poverty level


Minimum High School Diploma or GED.  Some experience or education in social services/non-profit management is preferred but not required.  Bilingual preferred and knowledge of local communities is ideal, but not required.  Must posses the ability to communicate effectively and have the ability to work respectfully with a culturally diverse population.

 Working conditions

Some evening and weekend work is required.  Project Coordinator must maintain flexibility in scheduling and have reliable transportation.

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to:

Tracy Carls

Program Manager, Child Care Assistance Program

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

667 Ridgeview Dr.

McHenry IL, 60050

Or email to: kiml@four-c.org