Child Care Center Director
Qualifications: This position requires comprehensive knowledge of MSDE-OCC staffing and licensing requirements and a thorough understanding of the behavioral and developmental stages of children. This position requires the ability to manage a large center; strong leadership and organizational skills, patience, flexibility, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong initiative and problem solving skills. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Essential Functions: TALENT . Anticipates staffing needs; identifies and hires the best talent; supervises, coaches, develops and motivates assistant director and center staff. . Supports orientation and on-going training; monitors and coaches staff in Celebree practices. . Networks within the community to recruit new families; follows-up with potentials; committed to reaching enrollment goals. . Provides staff with timely, specific feedback including classroom observations, one-on-ones and performance evaluations. . Promotes teamwork and enthusiasm; fosters commitment to Celebree mission, vision, and values-protect, educate, nurture. . Documents effectively; consistent use of company performance management tools/processes. . Plans and facilitates monthly staff meetings; include training component. BRAND . Greets family members by name; presents a positive and professional image. . Ensures staff presents a professional image and uphold Celebree dress code. . Ensures exceptional customer service experiences, eg, thorough, friendly tours; welcoming environment; accessible for parent meetings, phone calls, etc.; concerns addressed in a timely manner. . Ensures center is consistently clean, neat and organized and meets visual execution standards; recommends repair work as needed. . Supports and leads new company initiatives; ensures adaptation of new programs, policies and procedures. OPERATIONS . Ensures compliance with all federal and state laws, MSDE-OCC regulations, and Celebree standards, policies and procedures. . Alternately with Assistant Director, opens (6:30 am) and closes (6:30 pm) centers on a daily basis. . Plans and supervises center field trips and programs; ensures curriculum is followed appropriately. . Creates effective staff schedules; maintains accurate and complete employee and child files; regularly performs classroom observations and acts on deficiencies. . Completes all required paperwork and recordkeeping on a timely basis. . Ensures Center financials are up-to-date, accurate and organized. . Demonstrates accountability and initiative; identifies opportunities/goals for the center. . Understands payroll and budget control and remains within target; achieves enrollment goals. . Transports children in Celebree van as needed. . Seeks professional development opportunities; stays current on new practices in the child care and education industry. Education/Experience: . BA or BS degree in early childhood education or related discipline. Those with experience and an Associates Degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis . 40-45 clock hrs administrative training, 9 clock hrs of training in communicating with staff, parents, and the public. . OCC conducted 3 clock hr regulation training session. . 45 clock hrs of Infant/Toddler Training. . 90 clock hrs Preschool Child Development and Curriculum Planning. . 45 clock hrs each in Child Development (birth through school age) and Curriculum for School Age Care . Minimum of 2-years experience in a licensed childcare center. . Management experience required. . Talent for leading and elevating a team via coaching, mentoring and clear, consistent communication in a well-established culture of accountability Specific Skills: . Comprehensive knowledge of all MSDE-OCC licensing requirements. . Certification in CPR and First Aid. . Computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office. Company Description: Celebree Learning Centers/Hot Spots Extended Care Programs is Maryland's largest, privately-owned provider of early childhood education services. We protect, educate, and nurture children from 6 weeks to school-age in a safe, stable environment that follows the Maryland State Department of Education criteria for pre-school education (ages 3-5) as well as the Guidelines for Healthy Child Development and Care for Young Children (ages birth-2). We also provide before and after school care through our "Hot Spots" program, a unique-to-Celebree program that is child-driven and teacher-directed, focusing on long-term goals that develop creativity and leadership skills. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including: options for health, dental & life insurance, a 401K plan, and continuing education credits through First Connection Training & Education Company. If you are interested in being a part of a team built on excellence, integrity, and dedication to the common goal of quality education, contact us to join a Celebree Learning Centers Team today!