Assistant Director for Extended Day Program
Job Description Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day School age programs in NW DC and Montgomery County focus on building physical skills through sports and games, encouraging artistic expression through open ended creative activities, exploring scientific inquiry, examining social justice issues in the classroom and in the community through service learning, and building social and academic problem solving skills. Our Mission is to create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that teach children the foundations of life-long learning and social responsibility. Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day is a non profit organization that has been serving children and families for over 40 years. The Wonders staff come from diverse cultural backgrounds and varied work experiences and share a commitment and respect for all children. Position Summary : The Assistant Program Director position is a vitally important one within Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day as the incumbent is responsible assisting the Program Director in the day-to-day operations at one of our School Age Centers. The Assistant Program Director represents Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day to the children, families, and community served and has the responsibility for acting for the Program Director in the Program Director's absence. The Assistant Program Director will assist in the implementation of all Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, procedures and practices in an efficient and thorough manner and will be involved in the development of those policies. A critical aspect of this position is developing and maintaining communications with families and staff. Families, in particular, must be fully informed of Center activities and special events. Families will be welcomed in the Center and the classroom at all times. Responsibilities: Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum Schedule and document staffing and program events, as assigned Order and maintain adequate program and office supplies and resources, as assigned Assist with meetings with staff, parents, and community representatives Assist in the maintenance of filing systems including children and staff files Assist with open houses and other community outreach activities Assist in the enrollment and re-enrollment processes Assist families with scholarship or other tuition support applications Aid in collecting all deposits, fees and tuition Aid the Program Director in meeting all state licensing requirements Aid in establishing and/or maintaining accreditation Attend a minimum of 24 hours of staff training yearly (MSDE/OCC approved for MD staff) Maintain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification Establish and nurture partnership with families Recognize and report signs of illness, child abuse and safety hazard to appropriate authorities Become familiar with and abide by all Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, including those in the staff handbook, parent handbook and terms of employment. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. Requirements: BA or BS degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, related field highly preferred, 90 hour SA certificate is required. At least 2 years of teaching and supervisory experience. Preference will be given to previous experience as a Qualified Teacher or Head Teacher. Strong written and oral communication skills. Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun. Company Description Our Mission is to create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that teach children the foundations of life-long learning and social responsibility. Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day is a non profit organization that has been serving children and families for over 40 years. The Wonders staff come from diverse cultural backgrounds and varied work experiences and share a commitment of respect for all children. Wonders creates learning communities that value our partnership with families and understands the important role parents have in their children's learning and growth.