Child Care Director - Uncle Sam's Child Development Center
February 6, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
45.00 - 48.00
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
At Bright Horizons, every day brings something new. As a child care director, you will have a chance to inspire the passion in your teachers, have a moment of pure connection with a child or parent, embrace an unexpected challenge that evolves into an opportunity to apply your intelligence, share your compassion and character in creating a solution – and every day, you’ll find your business focus balanced by a unique and very real sense of fulfillment.
Apply now to join the Bright Horizons team as an on-site leader at one of our beautiful centers. You will play a key role in creating and refining the center’s culture by supporting teachers in the development of an innovative, hands-on, emergent curriculum designed for the children in your care and building an environment where the children, families and staff thrive.
Uncle Sam's is newly NAEYC accredited with beautiful classroom environments, passionate teachers and wonderful parent partnerships. This is a wonderful little 72 capacity program where you can grow your career, build strong teams and make a big difference in the lives of children, teachers and parents while we make a big difference in yours!
As a center director at Bright Horizons, you will:
Grow your team by hiring, training, supervising and inspiring a team of passionate, committed teachers
Collaborate with families to support and share the educational needs of their children
Nurture your career aspirations and personal growth through ongoing training and support
Inspire each child’s potential through our innovative curriculum, inclusive environment and strong family partnerships
Play an integral role in continuing the Bright Horizons commitment to quality
Enjoy the support of a corporate team dedicated to helping you manage the daily operations of the center
At Bright Horizons, we support our employees in their lives both at home and at work. We ensure a work environment in which each employee's chosen path is respected, rewarded, and celebrated.
Bachelor’s degree preferred; High School diploma/GED required
3-5 years of management/leadership experience
A combination of infant, toddler or preschool teaching experience
Well-versed in NAEYC accreditation and licensing standards
Strong leadership, supervisory and customer service skills and ability to create/maintain partnerships with families and staff
Ability to lead staff in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks or crisis situations effectively
Capacity to understand and manage center financial duties
Experience working in an inclusive work environment and managing across differences
Must meet state educational and licensing requirements for director; additional center/school requirements may apply
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 66575BR
About Bright Horizons
Founded in 1986, Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education, and work/life solutions. Conducting business in the United States, Europe, and Canada, we have created employer-sponsored child care and early education programs for more than 700 clients, including more than 90 of the Fortune 500.
Bright Horizons manages child care centers for many of the world's leading corporations, hospitals, universities, and government agencies. All of our child care centers are designed to meet the standards of excellence set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We are proud to help children worldwide develop the skills they need to prepare for academic excellence and success in life, while we partner with employers to support their employees as they strive to balance the demands of work and family.
In addition, we provide back-up care solutions for children and elders, college counseling services, and an array of other work/life solutions for working families.
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