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Boston University ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, INFANT AND TODDLER, HR Children's Center in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Boston University Children’s Center is located in a newly renovated beautiful historic home in the Cottage Farm neighborhood of Brookline.  The Center is open year-round and serves children as young as infants through Pre-Kindergarten in a homelike setting, with an expansive outdoor space for the children to explore.  Please click here ( to learn more about our program and click here ( to see images of our Center and the classroom spaces

Center Philosophy:

The Children’s Center’s philosophy is based on blending of a variety of early childhood educational philosophies and approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Constructivist. Children at the Center are viewed as active participants in their own learning, making choices and seeking out experiences that further their development. Educators at the Center strive to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that supports children as they learn and grow at their own pace through play-based and child-centered experiences. Educators at the Center believe in viewing each child as an individual, and they understand the importance of getting to know each child and meeting them where they are developmentally.

Position Description:

The primary focus of this position is the oversight of all aspects of the Children Center’s Infant/Toddler program operation. The person in this position works collaboratively with the Director and the Preschool Assistant Director to develop and achieve a vision for the Center, ensuring a safe and high-quality early learning environment that meets the developmental needs of young children. The person in this position is expected to create a professional atmosphere which fosters supportive relationships among children, staff, and families. In depth knowledge of and the ability to implement all Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) licensing regulations as well as all policies and procedures set forth in the staff and parent handbooks is required.

Required Skills

  • Director I or Director II Certified by the Department of Early Care and Education (DEEC)

  • Bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, or a related field – Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum five years of experience in the early education field – specific experience with infants and toddlers required

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and supervisory experience with infants and toddlers

  • Strong administrative and computer skills (Word, Power Point, Excel, Email, WordPress, EZ Care)

  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others

  • Strong collaborator and team builder

  • Ability to build parent partnerships

  • Background in child development and knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum

  • Understanding of emergent and child centered curriculum

  • Experience working with children with a variety of learning needs and styles

  • Highly engaged in personal professional development and up-to-date on the latest early childhood education research

  • Organized, self-motivated, and reliable

  • CPR and First Aid Certification

  • Attentive to confidentiality of records and other information

Please note the Children’s Center is a full-time early childhood educational program that operates year-round.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience