Assistant Director for Extended Day Program
Job DescriptionWonders 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 curriculumSchedule and document staffing and program events, as assignedOrder and maintain adequate program and office supplies and resources, as assignedAssist with meetings with staff, parents, and community representativesAssist in the maintenance of filing systems including children and staff filesAssist with open houses and other community outreach activitiesAssist in the enrollment and re-enrollment processesAssist families with scholarship or other tuition support applicationsAid in collecting all deposits, fees and tuitionAid the Program Director in meeting all state licensing requirementsAid in establishing and/or maintaining accreditationAttend a minimum of 24 hours of staff training yearly (MSDE/OCC approved for MD staff)Maintain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certificationEstablish and nurture partnership with familiesRecognize and report signs of illness, child abuse and safety hazard to appropriate authoritiesBecome 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 DescriptionOur 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.