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Early Learning Center Director - Waterloo

Company: Healthy Kids Programs
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Early Learning Center Director- Waterloo, NYHealthy Kids is one of the tri-state area's largest providers of Early Learning, Before and After School and Summer Camp Programs with over 100 locations. We are reinventing accessible and affordable child care for today's families and creating opportunities for teachers and caregivers to do what they love (and feel valued while they're doing it). Join our community to provide the quality program children deserve while pursuing your own professional growth and development.We are currently hiring for Center Director at our Early Learning Center in Waterloo, NYWhile most of this role's time will be spent in the classroom supporting the implementation of curriculum, some of the time will also be spent in the role of an administrator, planning, organizing and implementing services of the childcare program, exercising independent judgment, best practices and decision-making authority as delegated, including but not limited to: following budgets, policies, procedures and proper staff training and supervision.REPORTS TO: Executive Director of NYS Early Learning Program, Healthy Kids Extended Day ProgramDIRECT REPORTS: Daycare Program staff JOB STATUS: Non exempt, part-timeCALENDAR: Year round, 5 hours/week Director Administrative workLOCATION: Waterloo, NYPAY RATE: $20/hr for DirectorSUMMARY: The role of Daycare Director's responsibilities include planning, organizing, implementing, coordinating and controlling services of the childcare program, exercising independent judgement, best practices and decision-making authority as delegated, including but not limited to, following budgets, policies, procedures and proper staff training and supervision. Under general supervision, the director operates the childcare program in compliance with Office of Children and Family Services regulations and provisions and the policies of the Healthy Kids Program and budget. Responsibilities include overall management of the center, facilitating, planning and coordinating the children's educational programs and activities. The role of Lead Teacher's responsibilities include providing a safe, interactive learning environment with young children that allows for socialization, exploration and developmentally appropriate educational activities. CENTER DIRECTOR JOB CONSISTS OF: Work with the marketing team to promote center's open houses, events and available spots and establish relationships within the community in an effort to grow enrollment and meet community needs.Licensing and managing an operation that follows Office of Children and Family Service Day Care regulations, establishing a positive working relationship with local OCFS licensor. Maintaining complete student records per OCFS requirements. Maintaining the physical space including ordering supplies and developmentally appropriate equipment, furniture, manipulatives etc per ECERs guidelines. Handling all aspects of staffing including the hiring of highly qualified individuals, dedicated to providing the highest level of care and customer service, to meet enrollment demands. Ensuring that staffing meets all OCFS requirements including, obtaining clearances, monitoring and documenting training, maintaining staff files and proper staff:child ratios. Utilizing our HR and communication/registration platforms appropriately and effectively in the day to day operations: Communicating effectively and regularly with your direct report, keeping them abreast of daily occurrences and issues as they arise and in a timely manner, working collaboratively as a team to provide the highest quality of care, a positive working environment and to problem solve proactively. Establishing open,comfortable lines of communication with parents,caregivers and staff, providing resources and support where needed. Become an expert on ECER-s , Creative Curriculum and CLASS observations and make these tools the building blocks of a high quality early learning program that each staff person utilizes daily.Scheduling parent teacher conferences twice a year, providing guidance to staff and support to parents as needed. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:To be qualified as a Center Director, a person must possess either: (i) (a) a Bachelor's degree, including or in addition to, 12 credits in Early Childhood, Child Development, or a related field; and (b) one year full time teaching experience in a childcare center, family or group family daycare home or other early childhood program; and, (c) one year of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work, or (ii) (a) a NYS Children's Program Administrator Credential; and (b) one year full time teaching experience in a child care center, family or Group family child care or other early childhood program; and (iii) (a) an Associates degree in Early Childhood or related field with s plan of study leading to:(1) A Bachelor's degree or, (2) A NYS Children's Program Administrator Credential, (b) two years full time teaching experience in a child care center, family or group family child care home, or other early childhood program and (c) two years experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work, or (iv) (a) a Child Development Associate Credential with a plan of study Leading to: (1) A Bachelor's degree or (2) A NYS Children's Program Administrator Credential, and (b) two years full time teaching experience in a child care center, family or group family child care home, or other early childhood program(c) two years of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work. QUALIFICATIONS:Must pass a full background check, including fingerprinting, references, SEL & SCR through NYS Office of Children and Family Services.Must be medically fit to perform all job duties, free of communicable disease including TB and provide documentation from a licensed physician within the past year.Warm, friendly, caring, upbeat personality. Exceptional people skills in dealing with young children, parents and staff. Professional, reliable and prompt. Commitment to delivering an excellent program.Must have the stamina and physical flexibility (walking, sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, pulling, running, reaching, climbing, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.) without assistance to participate in children's activities.BENEFITS:Flexible schedulingPaid Time OffCareer DevelopmentIn addition, we offer competitive benefits for the majority of our employees including:Paid HolidaysHealth, Dental and Vision InsuranceLife InsuranceShort Term and Long Term Disability Insurance401(k)AFLAC Supplemental Plans.Please join us for our Virtual Open Interview Month all August long! Schedule an interview today with the hiring manager by visiting www.healthykidsprograms.com/interview and learn more about joining our team www.healthykidsprograms.com/jobfair Healthy Kid's is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Healthy Kids Programs makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, visit: healthykidsprograms.com

Keywords: Healthy Kids Programs, Syracuse , Early Learning Center Director - Waterloo, Executive , Waterloo, New York

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