Childcare Director

The Growing Place - Central, SC4.1

Full-time

Title: The Growing Place Director

I Report To: Children’s Pastor

Reporting To Me: All Growing Place Staff

Category: Full-time, Salary

PURPOSE

The Growing Place (TGP) Director is responsible to provide vision, lead staff and oversee day-to-day operations of The Growing Place, as a ministry of ALIVE Wesleyan Church. The Director will have an assistant to aid in administrative duties and other tasks as needed.

*The Director must meet DSS required qualifications per SC Child Licensing Policy Manual. A copy of these requirements are found below.

QUALIFICATIONS The Growing Place Director should demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Be a Christian whose moral character models the Christian lifestyle for children.
  • Be committed to implementing the vision of ALIVE and TGP.
  • Be visionary, teachable, and a leader of people.
  • Communicate effectively with children, parents, and staff.
  • Be dedicated to producing an environment of creativity and excellence within TGP.
  • Be knowledgeable of age-level characteristics, child psychology, and teaching/learning theory.
  • Have a willingness to stay informed of new materials and trends within the early childhood field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

VISION

  • Create and implement innovative strategies to increase attendance, excellence, and distinctive qualities, which will set TGP apart.
  • Stay current with changing trends and needs in the community.
  • Embrace the vision of ALIVE by creating unique ways TGP can reach the 96,000 in our community.
  • Design and implement enrichment programs to enhance curriculum.

STAFF

  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise all staff.
  • Maintain employee personnel files, schedules and leave.
  • Evaluate lesson plans, newsletters, and parent communication.
  • Conduct teacher observations and performance evaluations.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Maintain compliance with DSS licensing and accreditation standards.
  • Direct and implement daily operations and administrative duties including, but not limited to enrollments, budgeting, parent/staff communication, tours, marketing, policy, and curriculum.
  • Implement the highest principals of early childhood education combined with Christian principals.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with ALIVE staff in the shared use of facilities.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Strong leadership and administrative skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Strong budgeting skills
  • Awareness of early childhood practices
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer proficient

DSS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The center director and center co-director(s) shall be at least 21 years of age and meet one of the following qualifications:

(i) A bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education;

(ii) A bachelor’s degree from a state-approved college or university in any subject area, six months experience working with children in a licensed, approved or registered childcare facility;

(iii) An associate’s degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field, that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education with six months’ work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility;

(iv) A diploma in child development/early childhood education from a state-approved institution or a child development associate credential (CDA), and one year work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility; or

(v) A High School Diploma or GED, and Early Childhood Development (ECD) 101 with 3 years’ experience in a licensed, approved or registered childcare facility. One year shall include supervision of childcare staff.

Job Type: Full-time