Early Childhood Director

Effectively operates and manages all early childhood curriculum, education and Conscious Discipline of the school

YMCA

Wichita Falls Metropolitan YMCA

Location

Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3212

Job Description

Supports the Branch Director with human resources, customer relations, marketing, educational programs, financial responsibility, and physical facility. Promotes positive image of the program within the community and establishes strong working relationships with state licensing authorities, Texas Rising Star (Texas Workforce Solutions), local and county health departments, and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Education

  • Collects lesson plans from the Teachers each week, reviews the lesson plans for developmentally appropriateness and gives applicable feedback.
  • Ensures that the Frog Street curriculum is implemented accurately. Ensured teachers are Trained and coached on Frog Street.
  • Trains and coaches teachers on Conscious Discipline techniques and practices. Ensures that Conscious Discipline is implemented in all classrooms by all teachers.
  • Collects weekly notes from the Teachers each week, reviews the weekly notes and gives applicable feedback.
  • Assists in putting together the School’s monthly calendar (EC portion).
  • Conducts quarterly classroom observations. The EC Director is responsible for all classroom’s curriculum and education compliance with Texas Rising Star.
  • Posts evidence of learning on the School’s social media account weekly.
  • Assists and coaches teachers on bi-annual Parent/Teacher conferences.
  • Ensures that all EC staff knows and comply with Minimum Standards.

General

  • Ensures EC compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Implements health and safety standards; ensures that appropriate supervision of children and safe transportation practices are utilized daily.
  • Supports the Branch Director in completing all required paperwork and record keeping on a timely basis and maintains same in an organized, up-to-date manner. This includes all program files such as student, employee, vehicle, driver, health, safety and CACFP food files.
  • Keeps the Early Childhood & Youth Branch Director apprised in a timely manner of all critical areas of responsibilities, including serious student accidents, employee issues, incidents and significant events. Report to the Branch Director verbally and in writing any and all variances to required standards, all accidents/incidents, as well as daily operations.
  • Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with all state licensing authorities, vendors and community contacts.
  • Actively participates in membership growth.
  • Works various hours and locations to meet the needs of the association.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the manager.

Customer Service

  • Develops and actively maintains positive communications withparents and staff.
  • Recognizes parent concerns, evaluates course of action and responds appropriately to needs of parents. Completes a Parent Concern Form as needed. Communicates parent concerns to the Branch Director and to other staff members as needed.
  • Responsible for keeping de-enrolled early childhood children to a minimum; determines reasons for loss enrollment and addresses problem areas contributing to lossenrollment.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Assists in developing the Early Childhood program budget.Ensure all resources are effectively managed/controlled and within budgetaryconstraints.
  • Submits appropriate receipts on all credit card and transactions in a timely manner.
  • Ensures EC supplies and equipment are inventoried and appropriatelymaintained.
  • Participates in annual fundraising.

Human Resources

·Recruits, selects and properly trains qualified early childhood staff. Develops early childhood staff through program growth and guidance plans. Maintains professional working relationships with staff and supervisor(s).

·Anticipates staffing needs.Prepares and posts weekly staffing schedule and modifies according to daily student counts in each classroom. Ensures that state and local regulations/ratios are always met.

·Counsels staff regarding performance issues via employee handbook and policy and procedures for correctiveaction.

·Supports the Branch Director to evaluate early childhood staff on a yearly basis with a written performance review/training plan, and at other times as needed; recommends merit raises for staff within associationguidelines to the Branch Director.

Marketing

·Responds and follow up on enrollment inquiries. Gives prospective customers tours of the program and detailed information about the program’s educational philosophy and classroom teachers. Ensures that other EC program employees are also trained on marketing the program in yourabsence.

·Assists the Branch Director to develop marketing strategies to increase capacity utilization; utilizes community-based marketing techniques and other appropriate marketingmethods.

Physical Facility

·Refers any maintenance/repair of building, equipment, and grounds to Branch Director to ensure a safe environment that meets program and licensing safetystandards.

·Maintains a clean, safe, and healthy environment.

·Assists in assuring compliance with Daily Building and Grounds Checklist.

·Ensures documentation of required emergency practices including evacuation, sheltering in place, and lock-down drills.

Reporting Relationships

The Early Childhood Director reports to the Early Childhood & Youth Education Branch Director.

Classification

The Early Childhood Director is a Salaried ExemptEmployee.

Essential Functions

Qualifications

  • The Early Childhood Director must meet or exceed director state licensing requirements for age, education, and experience. A Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education ispreferred.
  • The EC Director must be qualified to drive the company vehicles when needed.
  • The EC Director must maintain a current CPR/AED/First Aid certificate, as well as maintain a current Food Handler’s certificate.
  • The EC Director must be willing and able to work in any classroom as needed to meet the program’sneeds.
  • The EC Director must be willing to serve as a Director on Texas Child Care Licensing.
  • The EC Director must maintain at least 30+ hours of training eachyear.
  • YMCA Competencies (Team Leader)

Directors Certification or Child Development Accreditation (CDA) OR the meet one of the following combinations of education and experience to qualify, apply and receive a Directors Certification within 6 months of hire.

Must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and meet one of the following combinations of education and experience:

Education

Experience

(1)A bachelor’s degree with 12 college credit hours in child development and six college credit hours in management,

and at least one year of experience in a licensed childcare center;

(2) An Associate’s of applied science degree in child development or a closely related field with six college credit hours in child development and six college credit hours in management. A “closely related field” is any educational instruction pertaining to the growth, development, physical or mental care, or education of children ages birth through 13 years,

and at least two years of experience in a licensed childcare center;

(3) Sixty college credit hours with nine college credit hours in child development and six college credit hours in management,

and at least two years of experience in a licensed childcare center;

(4) A child-care administrator’s certificate from a community college with at least 15 college credit hours in child development and three college credit hours in management,

and at least two years of experience in a licensed childcare center;

(5) A Child Development Associate credential or Certified Child-Care Professional credential with six college credit hours in management,

and at least two years of experience in a licensed childcare center;

6) A day-care administrator’s credential issued by a professional organization or educational institution and approved by Licensing based on criteria specified in Subchapter P of Chapter 745 of this title, (relating to Day-Care Administrator’s Credential Program),

and at least two years of experience in a licensed childcare center; or

(7) Nine college credit hours in child development and nine college credit hours in management,

and at least three years of experience in a licensed childcare center.

Other Requirements

  1. Completion and satisfactorily passing of fingerprint background check.
  2. Within 30 days of hire completion of: YMCA Child Abuse Prevention and Risk Management training; CPR; First Aid; AED; Food Handlers Certification and Bloodborne Pathogens.Adhere to association and position training requirements.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  4. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  5. Experience and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

YMCA Competencies – Team Leader

  • Relationships- Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
  • Communication- Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience.
  • Developing Others – Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
  • Project Management- Supports goal attainment by prioritizing activities, assigning responsibilities in accordance with capabilities, monitoring progress, and evaluating progress.
  • Quality Results –Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.
  • Emotional Maturity – Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.

Required Certifications

Directors Certification or Child Development Accreditation (CDA) OR the meet one of the following combinations of education and experience to qualify, apply and receive a Directors Certification within 6 months of hire.

Salary

$36,000.00 - $40,000.00

How to Apply

Apply Online

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Resumes Accepted Until

Oct. 30, 2020

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