Licensed Child Care Director (Program Director) Children's Educational Services

The Family Place in Dallas, TX

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
The Family Place is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director for our Educational Services Program. We are a non profit agency in Dallas that provides services for victims of domestic violence. The Educational Program provides childcare services, after school mentoring and K-2nd Grade school for our clients. Competitive salary and full time benefits. $55-62,000 annually.

Staff Management

Observes each classroom on a weekly basis and observes staff with children and supervises class management skills;

Develops academic programs and works with Lead Teachers to create instructional and age appropriate resources, weekly learning plans and monthly activities for the classrooms.

Conducts, at minimum bi-weekly, supervision with staff and maintains monthly outlook calendar to reflect all supervision meetings.

Manages employee’s overtime, time and attendance and addresses any time and attendance concerns with staff.

Ensures problems or disagreements with staff are resolved; assists staff in resolving conflicts between parents.

Interviews and selects employees for open positions; trains employees on policies of the program.

Works with human resources to manage employee relation issues; prepares and presents mid year and annual performance evaluations and provides feedback and goals; makes recommendations for promotions or internal moves;

Ensures agency policy and procedures are followed.

Assures adequate staffing at all times to meet staff/child ratios; reviews schedules and manages time off requests and approves semi-monthly time sheets in a timely manner.

Staff Training

Facilitates center staff meetings and follows recommended training plan for employees; develops individual and staff training plans in accordance with licensing standards.

Schedules and coordinates employee staff meetings and retention building programs.

Provides monthly training and identifies professional development opportunities for staff.

Attends regularly scheduled meetings with Dallas ISD Administration, Dallas Afterschool, Educational First Steps, andDallas Early Education Alliance Meetings .

Program Management:

Develops, coordinates and maintains quality programs in the child development center, school age program, learning center and mentor program.

Plans and makes recommendations for the annual operating budget for all programs; follows budget guidelines, purchase supplies and properly documents all expenditures.

Establishes standard operating procedures and communicates to staff and parents.

Assures all federal, state and agency standards and policies are met regarding safety requirements and inspection and certification procedures, and ensures that the center complies with those requirements; performs various record-keeping functions to maintain the operations of the program.

Confers with parents on a regular basis to discuss the development of their enrolled children; communicates with parents regarding child concerns, special events, conferences or evaluations.

Works with the food services coordinator to ensure the quality and variety of food is available to the children.

Prepares and works with Lead Teachers to coordinate summer camp activities and other programs.

Assures adequate and age appropriate materials and equipment are available and assures that all center equipment and materials are maintained in proper working order; provides for the safety and comfort for children and staff in program.

Assists in preparing grant applications and gathering monthly statistics.

Provides support to children’s case managers concerning any behavior problems or developmental concerns or progress.

Maintains safety standards in every classroom,

Maintains all state licensing requirements and NAC accreditation standards. Continue ongoing NAC status.

Other Duties: Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood development, Master’s Degree preferred, with 3 years of experience as a child care director for a licensed facility with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory/management position. Clear criminal background check and clear driving record.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Texas Driver’s License

DFPS Licensed Child Care Director License

CPR/First Aid certification

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