Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

Date Posted:
January 17, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



Director of Early Education & Care

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.


• 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 Registry

• Ensure implementation of policies, procedures, parent meetings, staff development and a learning-based, child-centered curriculum

• 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 agencies

• 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.



  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • 5 -7 years professional teaching experience supervising staff and developing curriculum.
  • Must meet EEC qualifications per state regulations for Director II and be 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental progression of skills and program development.


Must present evidence of a recent physical (within last 12 months) and immunization history (2 doses of MMR and Negative TB).

How To Apply:
Please forward your Cover Letter and Resume to Please include in the subject line "BGCD - Director of Early Education & Care"
Apply by:
March 01, 2020
$45,000 - $60,000/year
About this Organization:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is a leading youth development organization founded in 1970 to serve the children of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Today, the Club operates three thriving clubhouses and serves more than 4,000 youth each year. Our vision is to be the premier provider of hope and opportunity to the youth of our community by providing high-quality services through well-planned, sustainable growth.