Preschool Education Specialist
Candidate must have a passion for working with young children and have leadership skills that will successfully motivate others to grow in the field of early childhood. Candidate will directly supervise, manage, and train teaching staff through a variety of methods. Should be self-motivated, genuinely cheerful, easy to get along with, and able to think outside of the box. Candidate should understand, be able to recognize, and implement developmentally appropriate practices as well as demonstrate cultural and linguistic awareness. Must have knowledge of working with children with special needs, challenging behaviors, and different personalities with the ability to support classroom teachers while guiding them through resolving classroom struggles. Must have a strong vision of a quality early childhood center and the ability to inspire others to raise or maintain that high quality.
Candidate will supervise all classrooms practices: approve lesson plans and insure proper implementation, develop daily schedules and routines, help with room arrangement, oversee child assessments and portfolios, insure all practices meet NAEYC and Creative Curriculum standards, coordinate volunteers and outside partnerships. Manage materials and equipment needed in classrooms and playgrounds and prioritize supply lists. Provide training and support for all teaching staff and volunteers: provide new employees with orientation and training, evaluate staff performance through regular classroom observations, set individualized professional development plans, identify training needs, provide regular training and resources to staff which improve knowledge and skills and encourage professional development, insure all licensing requirements are met annually, attend all staff meetings, trainings, and in-service. Oversee parent involvement: lead monthly parent engagement group meetings, schedule and coordinate monthly family fun nights and special events, coordinate adult education classes, supervise parent teacher conferences. Work directly with Preschool/Youth Program Director with monthly enrollment: conduct outreach on a regular basis, assist with intake procedures, provide orientation for new children and families.
Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field with minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework related to children. Holds a NAC director’s credential or equivalent credential or is willing to obtain upon hire. Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and TS GOLD assessment, ASQ-3 assessment, and NAEYC standards. Must understand computer programs such as word, excel, ppt, and be able to learn new programs and databases. Experience training in large groups, small groups, and individually. Experience working as an early childhood educator as well as in a supervisory position over others Must be able to pass background check, maintain first aid/CPR certification, and Food Handler’s permit. Good driving record and ability to drive 15 passenger van to transport children. Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred.
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