The Children's Centers philosophy is based on blending of a variety of early childhood educational philosophies and approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Constructivist. Children at the Center are viewed as active participants in their own learning, making choices and seeking out experiences that further their development. Educators at the Center strive to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that supports children as they learn and grow at their own pace through play-based and child-centered experiences. Educators at the Center believe in viewing each child as an individual, and they understand the importance of getting to know each child and meeting them where they are developmentally. The primary focus of this position is the oversight of all aspects of the Children Centers Infant/Toddler program operation. The person in this position works collaboratively with the Director and the Preschool Assistant Director to develop and achieve a vision for the Center ensuring a safe and high quality early learning environment that meets the developmental needs of young children. The person in this position is expected to create a professional atmosphere which fosters supportive relationships among children, staff, and families. In depth knowledge of and the ability to implement all Department of Early Education & Care (DEEC) licensing regulations as well as all policies and procedures set forth in the staff and parent handbooks is required. Knowledge of the NAEYC Accreditation Standards and the overall Accreditation process is also required.
Director I or Director II Certified by the Department of Early Care and Education (DEEC)
Bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education, or a related field Master's degree preferred
Minimum five years of experience in the early education field specific experience with infants and toddlers required
Demonstrated leadership ability and supervisory experience with infants and toddlers
Strong administrative and computer skills (Word, Power Point, Excel, Email, WordPress, EZ Care)
Strong interpersonal skills - ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others
Strong collaborator and team builder
Ability to build parent partnerships
Background in child development and knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum
Understanding of emergent and child centered curriculum
Experience working with children with a variety of learning needs and styles
Highly engaged in personal professional development and up-to-date on the latest early childhood education research
Organized, self-motivated, and reliable
CPR and First Aid Certification
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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