The Center Director oversees the day-to-day operations of Child's Path, a CCCR Child Development Center, and demonstrates exceptional professional conduct and consideration for the educational development, safety and welfare of the children and staff, all with a positive, compassionate and energetic attitude.
* Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited institution
of higher education
* Three to five years of management/leadership experience in early childhood (REQUIRED)
* Strong and effective leadership and supervisory skills to lead staff to excellence
* Excellent customer service skills and the ability to create partnerships with children, families,
staff, and the community
* Knowledge and experience with NAC Accreditation, Reggio Emilia Philosophy, Creative
Curriculum and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten preferred
* Must meet state educational requirements for a Director; State of Florida Director's
* Strong skills in the following areas: Detail oriented, organization, written and oral
communication, ability to respond well to unusual or crisis situations
* Energetic, outgoing, professional, detailed and driven to exceed goals
* Computer literacy required
Additional Salary Information: When you join the Collier Child Care Resources family, you become part of a culture that values unique differences and celebrates the diversity of our children, families and employees. CCCR offers an extensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary, Paid Personal Leave, 12 paid holidays, comprehensive and affordable insurance plans including medical, dental and vision, 401K Plan, and an Employee Assistance Plan. The potential candidate must be able to pass background and drug screenings, as well as be willing to participate in continuing education.
Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume.
About Collier Child Care Resources, Inc.
Mission: To provide high quality early childhood care, education and resources to children, families, and early learning professionals in Collier County. Vision:To be the leading authority and trusted resource for quality early childhood care and education in Collier County. Background: Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. (CCCR), is a private, non-profit agency focused on the education of young children, birth to five years, and professional development services for teachers in the early childhood community that serves children, families and early learning professionals. We have had offices in Collier County since 1991 and expanded our offices to include Immokalee in 2001. In May, 2008, our focus became Collier County specific and officially became Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. CCCR operates four early learning programs including Child's Path, Little Wonders and two "A Step Up Development Centers" at Golden Gate High School and Immokalee High School, both serving children of teen parents who wish to continue their high school education. We are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss budgets, agency activities, future plans, fundraising, profes...sional development and organizational policies. Members of the Advisory Board also meet throughout the year at various times to lend their support with their professional expertise, knowledge of the community, and connections to local and national resources, and colleagues and peers. CCCR is proud of its highly-qualified and dedicated staff plus the strong community support which has been established through collaborations and strategic alliances. CCCR must rely upon generous donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to low-income children. CCCR strives to offer the highest quality child care services and education through the four programs. What makes our child development centers different is our goal to instill in each child a lifelong love of learning by following the Reggio Emilia approach based upon the child’s interests. Teachers closely observe each child and work together with other teachers to formulate the best possible plan. It is a team approach. The children are heard and encouraged to talk, critique, compare, negotiate and problem-solve. They learn to value different approaches to problem solving. We recognize that each child is unique with an inborn curiosity and desire to learn and communicate with others.