Company: Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Franc
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 5, 2021
Child Development Center Director About the Company: The Good
Samaritan Child Development Center provides a State-licensed,
full-day preschool program for children 2 -- to 5 years of age. Our
goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages
physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development through a
developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our philosophy is
child-centered, rather than adult directed. The dual-language
(Spanish/English) program curriculum is realized through
structuring the environment into interest areas, planning of
program activities to meet each child's individual needs , and
provide the opportunity for active participation rather than
passive observation. Children participate in developmentally
appropriate activities that are designed to develop their social
skills, enhance their fine and gross motor sills, encourage
creative learning, cognitive development, and teach pre-literacy
and skills. About the Role: Reporting to the Executive Director,
the CDC Director oversees day-to-day operations for early childhood
education program including quality control to ensure culture and
academic excellence and adheres and ensures compliance with local
governing and licensing agencies. In 2020, the agency will open its
second site with an additional two classrooms. The Director works
in collaboration with teachers to design, implement, and evaluate a
culturally and developmentally appropriate program.
- BA in Early Care and Education or related subject
- A minimum of three years in a program director experience
- Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on
- DOJ, FBI and Child Abuse Index clearance
- Working knowledge of Community Care Licensing requirements,
California Department of Education (California State Preschool
Program) requirements and knowledge of NAEYC standards
- Bilingual Spanish/English
- Ability to manage all aspects of a preschool program including
staff supervision, contract management, budgeting and financial
- Knowledge in best practices in child development, dual language
programs and early learning
- Child recruitment, enrollment/registration and curriculum
development Preferred Qualifications :
- Master's degree in Education, Early Care, Social Work of
- Extensive knowledge of best practices in early learning
curriculum, child development, and evaluation Benefits
- Competitive DOE + Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401K Plan with
employer annual contribution, generous PTO)
Job Requirements:Program Oversight :
- Provide leadership and vision for the preschool teachers to
assure program quality, kindergarten readiness and student
- Evaluate all aspects of the preschool, including program
design, student assessments, and program goals
- Ensure an environment that is physically and emotionally safe
- Foster an atmosphere of positive communication and partnership
with parents/guardians, including responding promptly and
courteously to concerns and/or complaints.
- Create a system of regular communications with
parents/guardians, including but not limited to formal/informal
meetings on student progress, enrollment status, newsletters,
calendars, and memos.
- Ensure program activities reflect best practices in child
development and implement changes that will allow Good Samaritan to
remain both an innovative and model preschool.
- Ensure the preschool provides inclusive, developmentally, and
culturally appropriate learning experiences and activities.
- Co-facilitate and advise parent involvement including outreach,
leadership development, scheduling meetings, and assisting parents
in the planning and implementation of activities. Supervision:
- Recruit, hire, train, and provide ongoing direct supervision
for all preschool teaching staff.
- Conduct annual performance evaluations for staff.
- Provide and coordinate professional development on topics such
as child development, DRDPs, compliance, licensing, and other
relevant areas. Administration :
- Serve as the primary point person for the California Department
of Education, Community Care Licensing, CPAC, First Five SF, Office
of Early Care and Education, and San Francisco Early Learning
- Ensure compliance with licensing and all contracts including
reporting, maintenance of student records and evaluation,
attendance and parent meetings.
- Monitor food service including adherence to nutritional
standards, safety and sanitation and administrative requirements of
the California Department of Education Nutrition Services
- Prepare an annual program budget with Executive Director and
monitor all expenditures to meet projections
- In collaboration with SFELA maintain waiting lists, conduct
tours, and register children.
- Attend collaborative meetings, represent Good Samaritan in the
area of early childhood education, and keep the Executive Director
updated on developments in the field.
- Professional Performance Standards
- Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely
manner, complying with Good Samaritan's policies and standards and
conforming to the scheduling requirements of the job.
- Maintain a creative, team-building approach to job performance
and seek to bring a constructive, problem solving orientation to
- Actively seek opportunities to develop skills and create
opportunities to teach co-workers.
- Exercise professional judgment and discretion at all times in
keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by Good
Samaritan for the care and welfare of the children, youth, and
- Ability to work well with a diverse staff and excel in a
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