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- Bachelor's degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or related field - Currently hold or able to complete a level III North Carolina Early Childhood Administrative Credential or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Child Development and Early Education - Eight (8) Years of experience in early childhood education preferably in the administration of a child care center - Administrative experience including recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising staff - Must have completed the following training as approved by DHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education: Fifteen (15) hours of training in Safety, OSHA Training, SIDS Training, Playground Safety
Level III North Carolina Early Childhood Administrative Credential or its equivalent as determined by the Division of Child Development
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Staffing: Interview and select quality teachers to provide service at the Center. Provide information and opportunity for lead teachers to receive training annually to meet state requirements (i.e., First Aid, CPR, OSHA, SIDS, and the required number of clock hours of training annually). Suggest training opportunities relevant to their job and professional growth. Supervise each classroom, communicate efficiently with lead teachers and student workers, and assist in any area necessary. Evaluate and communicate with lead teachers as to their job expectations and performance. Supervise and instruct Orientation Training, Policies and Procedures Training, and OSHA training. Supervise graduate assistant. Provide information and on-going training for all persons employed in variety of child development programs or areas of expertise (i.e., SIDS Training, etc.).
Child Care Services: Provide quality child care for children of faculty/staff/students: flexible and consistent scheduling; provide balanced, age appropriate, program for all age levels (8 weeks-5 years of age); communicate effectively with parents/families; provide child care services for children with special needs referred to ASU from Community Service Agencies; work cooperatively with and conference with intervention specialists assigned to these children.
Budget: Prepare annual budget for all operational and personnel expenses. Inventory supplies and equipment, purchasing and ordering as needed. Responsible for Procurement Card. Maintain enrollment to secure revenue and secure collection of fees. Enter Banner payroll for ~ 60 students/staff. Fundraise and apply for grants for supplemental programming funds for the Center. Prepare and submit a contract to Watauga County Department of Social Services for families that qualify for a subsidy; submit turn-around sheet and payment to Office of Student Affairs.
Housekeeping: The director, lead teachers, and student workers are responsible for the entire upkeep of the inside of the Child Development Center. Daily cleaning (sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning toilets, counters, refrigerators, microwaves, windows, laundry, etc.) are exclusively our responsibility. We have always maintained a “superior” rating when visited by the Watauga Health Inspector and receive a 5 score (out of 5) during our compliance visits.
Professional: Participate as an active member in professional organizations that pertain to early childhood (i.e., NCDCA; NAEYC, Children’s Council, Caldwell Community College, PAT, etc.). Provide and receive training in administrative and early childhood professional courses. Speaker/presenter at requested events/meetings/classes. Keep current with continual changes in state and federal regulations concerning the operation of child care facility. Maintain quality child care services by retaining at least our current 4-star license though ITERS and ECERS rating process.
M.A. in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or related field and complete at least a Level III North Carolina Early Childhood Administrative Credential
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.