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Conveniently located on the lower level of the Gewirz Student Center, the Georgetown Law Early Learning Center program follows the academic calendar with an extended summer program and is accredited by NAEYC. The Early Learning Center has been designed to meet the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual need of children in a safe, nurturing environment. The Director of The Early Learning Center provides leadership, vision, and management for the Georgetown Law Early Learning Center that ensures a welcoming , safe, and e nrichin g environment with age-appropriate c urr iculum wh e re children and fa mili es can succeed. S/he manages the resources for the center and assures compliance with all licensing, immunization , and uni ve r s ity requirements. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating Office, the Director of The Early Learning Center has duties that include but are not limited to:
Program Leadership and Operations
Oversee/manage all operational aspects of the Center, developing, directing, and supervising the programming of the Center.
Continuously evaluate program effectiveness and operational efficiency, and plan for program improvement.
Oversee development, implementation, and interpretation of Center policies and procedures - including admissions, enrollment, attendance, and tuition and program goals.
Identify and pursue opportunities for program expansion as is appropriate and feasible.
Ensure compliance with the requirements of all applicable Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations, making sure that the adult-to-child ratios are maintained.
Report unusual incidents and evidence of child abuse and neglect that comes to the Facility staff's attention.
Provide tours for families interested in enrollment at the ELC, overseeing required documentation and filing system for all ELC children, family, and staff.
Oversee a comprehensive curriculum that meets the individual needs of each child, ensuring child development assessments are done within 90 days and at least once annually thereafter.
Ensure Parent-Teacher conferences are held 2 times per school year as well as prepare and annually review all aspects of the center's emergency action plan.
Recruit, hire, evaluate, and retain full-time qualified professional staff and volunteers, preparing work schedules that meet the staffing needs of the ELC.
Implement pre-service, orientation and annual health and safety training for each staff member and volunteer, as required.
Monitor when staff members complete pre-service, orientation, and annual training, verifying their completion.
Ensure that all staff members maintain a current CPR and First Aid certification training in a document that is available during inspections.
Ensure that staff members have access to ongoing professional development through registration in the District of Columbia's Early Learning Professional Development Information System.
Supervise and serve as a role model for teaching and interaction with children and parents.
Develop and monitor budgets, tuition structure, and rates.
Develop and oversee procedures for ordering supplies, food, and purchasing equipment.
Ensure/oversee proper accounting of income and expenses.
Monitor effectiveness/efficiency of billing and tuition collection policies and procedures.
Maintaining Center Environment
Ensure that the written contingency plans for their Facility is applicable for all hours of the day, days of the week, and weeks of the year.
Ensure the maintenance of a safe, clean, attractive, and stimulating environment; ensuring effective coordination with University facilities and housekeeping contractors.
Schedule annual cleaning, painting or other maintenance to be done during the annual training week with Facilities.
Schedule annual playground professional inspections, monitoring daily playground inspections and reporting any necessary maintenance.
Monitor water temperature to meet the licensing requirement and monitor documentation of PMI (Pest Maintenance Inspection) monthly.
Client (Family) Relations
Ensure that parents and guardians continuously have an opportunity to be involved in the program and in the activities of the Center.
Develop and facilitate supportive relationships with children and their families.
Maintain positive relationships with families, address questions and concerns, and communicate regularly with families in person or via email.
Participate as an integral member of the Parent Advisory Committee, providing timely and relevant resources and information.
University/Local Community Relations
Serve as liaison to and resource for the greater Georgetown Community.
Represent the Center's mission and program to individuals and departments within Georgetown University, regularly reporting to and consulting with the Parent Advisory Committee and other University committees as appropriate.
Develop relationships with other campus departments that deal with children's issues for possible collaboration and/or program enrichment.
Develop and keep abreast of alternatives for local child care referrals.
Maintain positive relationships with the Early Intervention community, including appropriate agencies in surrounding jurisdictions.
Bachelor's or more advanced degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, with at least fifteen (15) semester credit hours, or its recognized equivalent, in early childhood development, early childhood education, elementary education, or early special education
At least one (1) year supervised experience working with children in a licensed District of Columbia Child Development Center or its equivalent
Demonstrated experience in staff hiring, supervision, and response to parent and community concerns
Organization and time management skills, strong interpersonal skills, budget management, written, and verbal skills
Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education with 5 years of experience working in a high quality early childhood setting (preferably a campus-based child care program)
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