Infant - Preschool Childcare Director

Recruiter
YMCA
Location
New Canaan
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2016
Closes
Oct 19, 2016
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Infant - Preschool Childcare Director

Excellent opportunity for an experienced individual to provide leadership to our full-day childcare programs & future nursery school.

YMCANew Canaan Community YMCA

LocationNew Canaan, CT

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for all aspects of the Infant-Preschool Childcare departments, which include any daycare and future nursery school programs at the New Canaan YMCA.

Qualifications

* B.A. / B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, and a background in child development and program administration.

* Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills, including supervision, program development, and working with children and parents.

* A solid grasp of administrative procedures, including budget development, income production, and expense control.

* Ability to guide and direct staff to provide an early childhood program which positively develops the whole child socially, cognitively, physically, and emotionally, and follows the YMCA philosophy.

* Experience teaching and developing age-appropriate curriculum in an ECE program.

* Fulfillment of all state licensing requirements (example: A current health examination that includes a negative tuberculin test or chest x-ray and a statement of physical and emotional competence in working with young children signed by a licensed physician, finger print, first aid and CPR certification, and continuing education).

Essential Functions

Benefits include: Medical/Dental, 9 paid holidays, 22 days vacation, 8 days sick leave (may bank up to 90 sick days), 2 personal days, LT disability/Life Insurance , Y membership and program discounts, 12% retirement

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES - Childcare Center

* Prepare the annual Infant-Preschool Childcare budgets with approval from the Chief Operating Office, and be accountable for program incomes and expenses.

* Establish goals & objectives, and policies, for the program and staff that are consistent with those of the YMCA and State Licensing requirements.

* Plan and execute the program and curriculum for Infant-Preschool Child Care assuring that the programs provided meet the highest quality standards and strive to develop the whole child - socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.

* Effective communication with parents; being available and responding to needs in a timely, consistent, compassionate manner. Assisting teaching staff to being the key link in positive/effective communication with each participant's family as well as fellow staff.

* Maintain a program that is full and meeting the needs of the community through the marketing and promotion of the program on a year round basis. This includes: press releases, web site, fliers, ads, brochure, speaking engagements (schools, civic organizations, preschool information nights, etc), phone calls, tours, etc.

* Responsible the registration of participants - preparation of information, tours, communication follow-up, enrollment, billing status, etc. Meet with perspective families.

* Participate in the New Canaan Early Childhood Directors Association as well as additional community involvement with other child/family centered organizations.

* Monitor State, and town child care activities and keep abreast of current trends in the field.

* Communicate with consultants and state agencies as necessary.

* Communicate pertinent information obtained through contact with staff, parents, and children, as well as recommendations of policy, supervision and overall operation of the program with the Chief Operating Officer in a timely manner (at least weekly).

* Work closely with other YMCA Directors as needed.

* Knowledge of and adherence to the established financial and business procedures of the YMCA.

* Attend all professional staff meetings to keep informed of all activities at the YMCA. Perform weekend "On Call" duty responsibilities, as determined by procedures.

* Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Chief Operating Officer.

* Be knowledgeable of the "40 Developmental Assets" set forth by the Search Institute. For more information, check the website at .

* Assist in all YMCA activities and special events as needed, and encourage staff to do so as well, in order to ensure their success

* Perform other duties as designated by the supervisor.

* Job Description may be changed at any time by supervisor.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES - Center Staff

* Provide leadership and support to all program staff. This includes recruitment, hiring, training, daily supervision, and evaluation of the work of the staff in a timely manner.

* Organize, schedule and lead meetings with staff on a weekly basis.

* Attend appropriate trainings (YMCA as well as childcare) and be sure staff does as well.

* All staff must acquire at least the minimum hours of continuing education required by state licensing.

* Oversee that all staff and participant files and program information are up to date and on file at all times.

* Establish weekly teacher schedules in a timely manner, working with requests and PTO.

* Complete bi-weekly payroll as scheduled in a timely manner according to HR process.

* Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality among staff and parents.

* With staff, schedule and implement special events for parents/families and staff to get together throughout the year. Help develop relationships between families in the programs.

Salary$50,000.00 - $62,500.00

How to Apply

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Apply by Mail to:Pamela Libertiny, 564 South Ave, New Canaan CT, 06840-6322