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Responsible for all aspects of the planning, design, and implementation of UC San Diego's self-operated, highly-respected, and NAEYC-accredited early childhood education program.
Oversees program development and operations. Identifies and acts on opportunities to engage in academic and research partnerships that improve ECEC operations and child learning and development and child wellbeing while simultaneously educating current and future social scientists with emphases in child development, early childhood education, and related disciplines.
Responsible for the safe and effective operation of ECEC in alignment with UC San Diego's mission, values, goals, professional best practices, and good University stewardship. Serves as the Director for ECEC staff, families and other stakeholders and is responsible for providing consistent, high quality developmentally appropriate early childhood care, curriculum, and supervision.
Responsible for communication ECEC strategy, objectives, and performance to the campus community. Responsible for program and resource development. Work collaboratively with the University faculty, students and administration to understand and support the needs of its customers. Establishes and assures adherence licensing requirements, state and local standards, campus and center budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements. Reviews objectives to determine success of operation. Develops, modifies, and executes policies for the Early Childhood Education program. Advocates for the field of early childhood education to promote the well-being of young children and further the development of the early childhood education profession.
Plan, direct and coordinate all programs and services for UC San Diego's Early Childhood Education, providing care and education to 230+ children aged 3 months through kindergarten. Manage subsidy programs and a comprehensive childcare and early childhood education referral service. Develop and carry out long and short-term strategies and direct the development and implementation of educational curriculum. Manage and control an annual operating budget of $5 Million while developing and maintaining income from grants, contracts and private contributions. Advocate the field of early childhood education to promote the well-being of young children and further the development of the early childhood education profession.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in operating multiple early childhood education sites including full compliance with regulatory requirements.
Thorough knowledge of finance accounting, systems operations and regulatory compliance requirements. Strong understanding of responsible financial management practices and procedures to provide budgeting strategies on revenue generation and operating requirements at the center.
Thorough knowledge of industry best practices. Extensive knowledge of Child development theory and practicum, with emphasis on Piaget, the Reggio Approach and open classroom application.
Excellent skills in sophisticated service orientation, strong management skills, leadership skills, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, creative problem solving and highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels. Demonstrated experience creating successful partnerships with parents, children, teachers and community representatives in planning and providing high-quality developmental and educational programs.
Proficiency in the use of intermediate computer applications. Working knowledge of personal computers and experience operating general office software and applications.
Knowledge of multiple intelligences and learning styles including atypical development. Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and directing challenging developmental and instructional programs for infant, preschoolers and kindergarten aged children.
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