The director is responsible for leadership, management, and administrative functions necessary to the preschool and child care center in a manner that is programmatically, fiscally and strategically consistent with the mission of the Palms Presbyterian Church, Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF), and the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development preferred;
Experience as Director/Assistant Director of an accredited preschool/childcare center; experience in a NAEYC accredited program preferred
Knowledge of Department of Children & Family/Gold Seal standards and Florida VPK standards; knowledge of NAEYC Early Childhood standards preferred
Experience in curriculum development, planning and implementation
Proven skills in fiscal management, conflict resolution, and use of social media and technology
Florida Director Level 2 credentials and ability to meet NAEYC Program Administrator Criteria; Director Level 3 credentials preferred
About Palms Presbyterian Church
Palms Preschool serves 140 children from 2-5 yrs old and has served the Jacksonville Beach community for over 40 years. There are 25 teachers and staff, including our Extended Day program. We have a strong reputation in the community, exceptional teachers, many of whom have served at Palms for over 20 years, and are seeking the right director to lead us forward.
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