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Healthy Kids Programs Early Learning Director/Lead Teacher in West Valley, New York

WHO WE ARE: Healthy Kids is NY & NJ's fastest-growing provider of Early Learning, Before and After School, and Summer Camp Programs with over 100 locations and growing. We are a Certified Benefit Corporation reinventing accessible and affordable childcare for today’s families and creating opportunities for teachers and caregivers to do what they love (and feel valued while they’re doing it). Join our award-winning community to provide the quality program children deserve while pursuing your own professional growth and development. Learn more about working with us here.We are currently hiring a Director/Early Learning Lead Teacher for our Program in West Valley, NY.While most of this role’s time will be spent in the Preschool classroom supporting the implementation of curriculum, some of the time will also be spent in the role of an administrator, planning, organizing and implementing services of the childcare program, exercising independent judgment, best practices and decision-making authority as delegated, including but not limited to: following budgets, policies, procedures and proper staff training and supervision.PAY: $17-20 per hourSCHEDULE: Up to 29 Hours per weekJOB STATUS: Part time, non-exemptDIRECTOR JOB CONSISTS OF:Work with the marketing team to promote the center's open houses, events and available spots and establish relationships within the community in an effort to grow enrollment and meet community needs.Licensing and managing an operation that follows Office of Children and Family Service Day Care regulations, establishing a positive working relationship with local OCFS licensor.Maintaining complete student records per OCFS requirements.Maintaining the physical space including ordering supplies and developmentally appropriate equipment, furniture, manipulatives etc per ECERs guidelines.Handling all aspects of staffing including the hiring of highly qualified individuals, dedicated to providing the highest level of care and customer service, to meet enrollment demands.Ensuring that staffing meets all OCFS requirements including, obtaining clearances, monitoring and documenting training, maintaining staff files and proper staff:child ratios.Utilizing our HR and communication/registration platforms appropriately and effectively in the day to day operations:Communicating effectively and regularly with your direct report, keeping them abreast of daily occurrences and issues as they arise and in a timely manner, working collaboratively as a team to provide the highest quality of care, a positive working environment and to problem solve proactively.Establishing open,comfortable lines of communication with parents,caregivers and staff, providing resources and support where needed.Become an expert on ECER-s , Creative Curriculum and CLASS observations and make these tools the building blocks of a high quality early learning program that each staff person utilizes daily.Scheduling parent teacher conferences twice a year, providing guidance to staff and support to parents as needed.LEAD TEACHER JOB CONSISTS OF:Developing weekly plans, and implements age appropriate lesson plans using the Creative Curriculum to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.Create positive adult/child interactions using the CLASS method.Assures the education, health, welfare and safety of the children enrolled in their classroom and the center as a whole using ECERS/ITERS.Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers via Brightwheel App, email and in-person meetings.Perform on-going developmental evaluations of children and plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs and interests.Assist families with children's transitions from toddler to preschool and from preschool to kindergarten.Maintain accurate, complete and timely family and agency records; including daily meal and attendance records.Ensures that the Childcare Assistant is kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. meetings, lesson plans, policies & procedures, training received.Provides functional training and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes and volunteers assigned to the classroom.Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities provided by Healthy Kids.RequirementsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:To be qualified as a Director, a person must possess either:(i) a bachelor's degree, including or in addition to 12 credits in early childhood, child development or a related field; one year of full-time teaching experience in a child care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and one year of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work; or(ii) a New York State children's program administrator credential; one year of full-time teaching experience in a child care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and one year of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work; or(iii) an associate's degree in early childhood or related field, with a plan of study leading to a bachelor's degree or a New York State children's program administrator credential; two years of full-time teaching experience in a child care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and two years of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work; or(iv) a child development associate credential or other office-recognized credential, with a plan of study leading to a bachelor's degree or a New York State children's program administrator credential; two years of full-time teaching experience in a child care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and two years of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work.QUALIFICATIONS:Must pass a full background check, including fingerprinting, references, SEL & SCR through NYS Office of Children and Family Services.Must be medically fit to perform all job duties, free of communicable disease including TB and provide documentation from a licensed physician within the past year.Warm, friendly, caring, upbeat personality. Exceptional people skills in dealing with young children, parents and staff. Professional, reliable and prompt. Commitment to delivering an excellent program.Must have the stamina and physical flexibility (walking, sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, pulling, running, reaching, climbing, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.) without assistance to participate in children’s activities.BENEFITS:On Demand PayTelehealth Benefits401(k) for eligible employeesSick Time OffCareer developmentCertain applicants qualify for tuition assistance, get in touch for more details.In addition, we offer competitive benefits for our full time employees including:Paid HolidaysHealth, Dental and Vision InsuranceLife InsuranceShort Term and Long Term Disability InsuranceAFLAC Supplemental PlansHealthy Kid’s is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Healthy Kids Programs makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, visit: healthykidsprograms.com

Minimum Salary: 17 Maximum Salary: 20 Salary Unit: Hourly

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