The Director of Early
Education & Care is primarily responsible
for overseeing the management, policies, procedures, and curriculum of the
Toddler and Preschool classrooms, under the supervision of the VP of Education.
The Director will responsible for ensuring a developmentally appropriate
program that ensures the healthy progression of socio-emotional, cognitive, and
motor skills for children and compliance with the Department of Early Education
and Care (EEC) regulations and NAEYC.
KEY ROLES (ESSENTIAL JOB
Ensure implementation of a developmentally
appropriate and multicultural curriculum fostering a progression of skills and
social development in all children
Meet EEC regulations
Full engagement in the MA Quality Rating and
Improvement System with intentions of advancing levels
achieve/maintain accreditation status with the
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Maintenance of the Professional Qualifications
Ensure implementation of policies, procedures,
parent meetings, staff development and a learning-based, child-centered
Staff development, supervision and accountability
Develop a weekly schedule for presence in
designated classrooms to observe program, interactions, audit paperwork,
address issues, and support lead teacher
Coordinate parent conferences, communications,
and monthly meetings.
Ensure the safety and protection of every child
through structured activity, protocol, and diligent hiring practices
Develop and maintain a parent advisory committee
(to help facilitate goals, programming priorities, and parent engagement)
Keep records essential for control, evaluation
and reports to supervisor, committees, Board of Directors and licensing
Engage in active listening with families in order
to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take
the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals
Evaluate the performance of early education staff
Remain current in required and voluntary training
in order to promote growth of mind, spirit and character values for all, and
deliver that training to staff
May implement and manage special programs and/or events, and/or
participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary.
Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or
directed by the VP of Education.
Must maintain First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications.