Director of Early Childhood Development Center-UM Crookston Campus
University of Minnesota, Crookston
Location: Crookston, Minnesota
Salary: 39787.79 - 79311.24
Internal Number: 341473
The Director of Early Childhood Development Center is with the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department at University of Minnesota Crookston. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
About the Department
The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) is located at the University of Minnesota Crookston, and in operation since 1973. The primary purposes of ECDC is:
1. To provide the students majoring in Teacher Education at the University of Minnesota Crookston, an opportunity to observe and participate in a teacher-training laboratory.
2. To provide the University (students, staff, and faculty) and the Crookston community with an early childhood education and child care service that ensures a high quality program for young children and their families.
The responsibilities are:
Directs the operation of the teacher training early childhood development center including, but not limited to, the administration of the education programming, staff, and budget.
Set the ECDC policy and procedures that align with MN DHS requirements for licensed child care centers.
Establishes and maintains a positive rapport with families and members of the community.
Works collaboratively with faculty in the Early Childhood Education degree program to provide appropriate early childhood education laboratory experiences for students majoring in early childhood education. Collaboration and working together to ensure developmentally appropriate practices are modeled and implemented in the program.
Director is responsible for stepping into the classroom when staffing changes are required.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and Family Science
Minimum of three years of Birth to Preschool classroom teaching experiences
Minimum of one year of administrative experiences
Knowledge of Minnesota Department of Human Services, Rule 3 Child Care regulations, and NAEYC standards
Shows evidence of developmentally appropriate practices
Delivers high quality care and early education
Demonstrates effective communication skills and cultural competency
Collaborates with Early Childhood faculty in providing appropriate lab experiences
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and Family Science
Current teacher license in early childhood education (Birth to 3rd Grade)
Experience in supervising and mentoring student teacher
Teaching experience in child development and/or early childhood education
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.