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Dear Colleagues,

The Agency of Education, Child Development Division (CDD), and Department of Health and Mental Health (DMH) are collaborating under the Vermont Integration Project Birth-5 (VIP B-5), to scale up and sustain Vermont’s Early Multi-Tiered System of Supports (Early MTSS) framework, statewide. A critical part of this statewide scale-up will be building the capacity of Vermont’s cadre of coaches. This includes System and Practice Based Coaches to better serve centers and programs across Vermont’s Early Childhood System.

We are seeking qualified individuals (see qualifications below) to become Early MTSS System and Practice Based Coaches, to support the VIP B-5 project for the next two to three years. Across their time with VIP B-5, Coaches will be asked to do some combination of the following, depending on their prior experience:

  • Receive training on coaching strategies and Early MTSS tools and principles
  • Receive training on The Pyramid Model
  • Provide coaching support to at least one Early MTSS Implementation Site
  • Participate in a Community of Practice that is focused on peer to peer communication between coaches, and improving outcomes for participating programs

The amount of training that coaches receive may depend on their previous experience with the Pyramid Model, and their previous coaching experience. Coaches will receive a training stipend upon completion of their training.

Coaches will be expected to support at least one implementation site upon completion of training. Coaches will receive coaching stipends based on Head Start coaching rates. Every effort will be made to match team members with implementation sites that are geographically convenient for them.

Applications should be submitted using this electronic form. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday Dec 31, 2023.

You may receive this invite from several agencies as this is a cross agency partnership (AOE, CDD, DMH) because we want to ensure we are reaching everyone across Vermont’s Early Childhood System. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Murphy, Early Education Inclusion Coordinator, at [email protected]. We look forward to you joining in this important work!






  • Pass required state approved background checks
  • Bachelor’ degree in Early Childhood Education, (ECE)/Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Early Childhood and Family Mental Health, or a related field
  • Three years’ experience working with toddlers, preschool aged children and families.
  • Experience providing training, technical assistance, supervision, and/or coaching/mentoring to adult learners in settings that serve children and families.
  • Experience conducting child observations and environmental assessments.


  • Master’s degree in ECE/ECSE, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health or a related field or teaching certificate/license with ECE/ECSE endorsement.
  • At least three years’ experience working with young children requiring diverse supports and special health needs including young children with developmental delays and disabilities.
  • Experience as a lead on a collaborative team
  • Knowledge of community resources, both local and statewide.
  • Experience evaluating or supporting the evaluation of program-level changes using program level evaluation tools
  • Experience implementing and training on Pyramid Model practices or other social and emotional frameworks .
  • Current registration in Northern Lights

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Murphy, Early Education Inclusion Coordinator, at [email protected].