Center Director

Artisan Childcare Center - Cambridge, MA

Full-time$50,000 - $65,000 a year

The Center Director reports directly to the Owner of Artisan Childcare. The center director creates a positive environment where staff, families, and children feel comfortable and welcomed. The Director observes, advises, and serves as a mentor to the faculty in curriculum management and development, record keeping and the classroom environment, child development and parent interactions and development. The Director is responsible for all aspects of staff and faculty professional development and training, as well as for partnerships with parents, professional and personal growth, collegiality, and administrative duties.

The Cambridge location of Artisan Childcare Center resides inside the Light of Life Church, but is not affiliated. This will be home to 16 children, ages 6 weeks to 33 months (infants and toddlers only). The director of this location will be expected to have a classroom presence daily, as he/she will be assisting with the coverage of scheduled teacher breaks.


· To model lifelong learning and to meet professional development requirements.

· Demonstrate professionalism in every aspect of the job and adhere to all Center policies and procedures.

· Follow protocols for managing information and completing requests.

· Observe all school deadlines (i.e. final review of progress reports, reaching out to and responding to outside agencies for student success)

· Attend all required meetings, both center-wide and administrative

· Maintain open communication with the Center Owner, teaching staff and any administrative staff

· Use a timely and positive manner when communicating with parents and staff regarding development (child and teacher)

· To assist in the efficient and effective management of both center locations


Center Environment

The Center Director is responsible for creating culture within the center that supports Artisan’s philosophy, pedagogy, and community events.

1) To create nurturing, respectful, and safe Centers that respond to the needs of each student and family.

2) To create culture at both centers where positivity and open communication support Artisan Childcare Center’s philosophy.

3) Ensure that Center’s programming is developmentally appropriate and that teachers implement curriculum in accordance with the Massachusetts Frameworks for Education in Early Childhood and Artisan Childcare Center curriculum guidelines, educational philosophy and pedagogy, and educational best practices.

4) Supervise, guide and support all teaching staff and Administrative Assistants to ensure positive classroom environments and work spaces.

Student and Family Support

The Center Director is responsible for helping increase parent satisfaction and student achievement.

1) Ensure that teachers are meeting developmentally appropriate expectations for all children in their classrooms.

2) Collaborate with parents around issues of child’s development and education

a. Manage Referrals

b. Parent meetings

3) Hold parent-teacher conferences as needed

4) Respond in a timely manner to all parent inquiries.

5) Support Teachers in child developmental review process.

Staff Development

The Center Director is responsible for helping increase staff development.

1) Use a timely and positive manner when supervising Center staff.

2) Support the development of teachers by participating in coaching.

3) Observe teachers as needed to support teacher’s growth and development.

4) Develop agendas and host monthly Staff Meetings and professional development or pedagogy trainings.

5) Train teachers in assessing children’s progress

6) Train Woburn staff on writing progress reports

Professional and Personal Growth

The Director must model lifelong learning and meet professional development requirements:

1) Attend professional development workshops outside of school.

2) Create yearly professional and personal goals to be discussed with the Owner.

Administrative Responsibilities

To assist in the efficient and effective management of the school

1) Demonstrate professionalism in every aspect of the job and adhere to Artisan Childcare Center guidelines and professional standards

2) Ensure that all EEC policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.

3) Conduct quarterly reviews of all staff members

4) Conduct yearly reviews of all staff members

5) Lead all staff meetings at both center locations

6) Recruit and hire staff

a. Attend job fairs

b. Conduct orientation

7) Oversee and supervise Assistant Directors

8) Attend all social events

a. MC graduation and all recitals

9) Final review of Newton progress reports


1) BA/BS degree required in Early Childhood Education or a related field; MA degree preferred

2) Minimum of 6+ years teaching experience with children and administration of Early childhood programs

3) Experience working in a music based early childhood program a plus

4) Understanding of and commitment to adhering to educational Best Practices, including NAEYC guidelines

5) Ability to support faculty in curriculum development and implementation

6) Commitment to professional development and growth

7) Education experience in a variety of instructional methods, a plus

8) Understanding of challenges of multi-age learning environments

9) Commitment to meeting the needs of each child and family

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 6 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Cambridge, MA (Required)


  • MA EEC Director Level 1 or 2 (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance


  • Monday to Friday
  • 8 hour shift
  • 10 hour shift

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