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Director, Little Eagles Learning Center

Company: HCPro, Inc.
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Description

Job Summary

The Director of Little Eagles Center is responsible for the daily operations of the center, supervising and hiring the staff, planning and managing the center's budget, maintaining the licensing and accreditation status; and conducting fundraising efforts.

Job Description

Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or other directly related field.

Five years of experience with children in a full-time licensed child care facility or public/private school program.

Three years of experience as an early childhood teacher.

Current Florida Child Care Director Credential or eligible to obtain within 30 days of employment.

Current First-Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate or Terminal Degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field.

Successful administrative experience in a relevant field

Demonstrated experience successfully securing grants for innovative initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of state and local rules and regulations, which govern childcare, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Florida Sunshine State Standards; childcare standards in the areas of health, safety and nutrition; and state regulations governing the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.

Knowledge of child development including typical and atypical language, cognitive, motor, social, and self-help skills development.

Knowledge of state and local rules and regulations, which govern childcare, NAEYC accreditation standards, and Florida Birth to K State Standards; childcare standards in the areas of health, safety and nutrition; and state regulations governing the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.

Knowledge of child development including typical and atypical language, cognitive, motor, social, and self-help skills development.

Knowledge of educational program development and the ability to design and deliver high quality interpretive programs to infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children.

Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task.

Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate university students in early childhood content and methods courses.

Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity.

Ability to apply sound judgment and discretion in confidential matters.

Ability and skill in public speaking, group facilitation, and partnership building.

Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity.

Ability to apply sound judgment and discretion in confidential matters.

Ability and skill in public speaking, group facilitation, and partnership building.

Ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.

Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Ability to manage overall budget including salary, expense, operating capital, auxiliary, and other personal services funds.

Ability to work in an environment that includes young children and numerous interruptions and function under pressure.

Additional Job Description

Essential Job Duties

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

Oversees the daily operations of the Little Eagles Learning Center (LELC) including: manages operating budget, hires and supervises staff, maintains the license and accreditation status, and identifies and pursues fundraising efforts.

Responsible for directing the LELC and providing programmatic and instructional leadership at the center to maintain National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation as outlined in the mission and vision of the center.

Serves as a Teaching Director, teaching infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children on a limited basis as needed for ratio and/or coverage.

Serves as liaison for LELC, University, parents, and the surrounding community to ensure that childcare routines are consistent with good child development principles.

Ensures the health, safety, welfare, and accountability of children through constant supervision; and that parents receive adequate information about their child's experiences.

Maintains written records monitoring child's progress in all areas of development.

Provides supervision to staff and includes staff in planning and assignments.

Teaches at least one course annually in early childhood education at the undergraduate level.

Supervises field experience students from the College of Education, work-study students, student workers and volunteers.

Other Job Duties

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Coordinates and oversees special projects.

Job Information

Job ID: 54350699

Location:

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Position Title: Director, Little Eagles Learning Center

Company Name: Florida Gulf Coast University

100 Winners Circle, Suite 300 Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 (978) 624-4594

Keywords: HCPro, Inc., Fort Myers , Director, Little Eagles Learning Center, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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