The Early Learning Center (ELC) Director is responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and quality of education, for all children within the center’s care. The ELC Director is directly accountable for overall operational management in accordance with well-established guidelines, including curriculum development, staff and facilities management, financial management, legal compliance, and long range planning. The director will oversee curricular and staff development for up to 28 children age 6 weeks to 5 years. The position requires a professional who can work effectively with current staff to oversee an engaging curriculum that incorporates age-appropriate activities designed to balance developmentally appropriate objectives with the centers traditional play-based model.
Curriculum designer & expert teacher
Continue to enhance and grow the vision for quality for the center.
Demonstrate the best techniques and understanding of child development in working with children at the ELC.
Develop general educational curricula and collaborate with staff to develop positive learning activities.
Maintain quality effectiveness measurements.
Mentor to staff
Mentor staff with regular verbal feedback, quarterly written feedback, and yearly summary written feedback.
Hire and supervise all ELC staff members, including providing new employee orientations and regular feedback and evaluations.
Liaison with Cate administration and ELC Parents
Maintain communications with parents of current students through direct conversation, newsletters, and the parent handbook.
Maintain open lines of communication between Cate administration, Cate Liaison, and ELC Parent Liaison.
Resolve conflicts including corrective action when necessary to ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Manage adherence to state and local regulations.
Maintain student records in accordance with established enrollment procedures and guidelines as well as for Cate’s conditional use permit.
Oversee tuition billing and payment, staff supervision, and purchasing.
Manage budget planning and review.
Send resume, and a brief educational philosophy to Hallie Greene at email@example.com.
The ideal candidate will be inspiring, dependable, caring, collaborative, and motivated.
Evidence of completion of ECE units for all levels of early childhood education and site director capability.
Minimum of 3 years of curriculum development and staff oversight experience. Familiarity with RIE teaching philosophy preferred.
Working knowledge of California licensing rules and regulations.
Director level experience preferred.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to foster a team environment and work well with others.
Here at Cate ELC we implement developmentally appropriate curriculum/practices in an outdoor setting. Developmentally appropriate practice, often shortened to DAP, is an approach to teaching grounded in research that promotes young children’s optimal learning and development. DAP involves teachers meeting young children where they are (by stage of development), both as individuals and as part of a... group, and helping each child meet challenging and achievable learning goals.
We believe children learn through play. While engaged in play, children are not only expressing their creative nature, they are making discoveries in their environment and attaching meaning to their discoveries. They are associating words with objects, building on their vocabulary, and stimulating cognitive growth.
Our infant and toddler program is heavily influenced by the RIE philosophy. RIE encourages respectful interactions through caregiving routines while following the cues of the child.
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