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Goddard School Early Childhood Education Director in Milton, Massachusetts

Overview: Are you looking to start fresh and passionate about working with helping young children learn, explore, develop and achieve their maximum potential?  Begin your new career by joining a team of motivated and committed educators who want to play a pivotal role in nurturing children and preparing them in becoming lifelong learners.  If you are compassionate & collaborative and are looking at forming lasting relations with children, colleagues, families and the community, The Goddard School in Milton, MA could be the right fit for you. Our School: The Goddard School in Milton is a brand-new state of the art premier early childhood center that offers the best preparation for social, physical and academic success for children from 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our regarded and renowned curriculum and philosophy is inspired by Piaget and Erikson and focuses on play-based learning.  We want to attract and retain the educators by providing them a supportive & collaborative culture, environment, and tools they need to be successful in their respective roles. Responsibilities: * Planning and organizing activities that meet the school goals including policies, enrollment, staffing, curriculum, administration and marketing. * Maintaining records pertaining to school administration in accordance with state requirements in licensing, health & safety, and enrollment. * Understanding and implementing Goddard’s Health & Safety procedures including managing and overseeing Goddard QA compliance. * Establishing a positive and productive relationships with families and playing a key role in parent orientation, problem solving and maintaining active parent-School relationships. * Planning and enhancing community relations to promote community awareness of the school and its educational offerings. * Maintaining appropriate staff levels for enrollment in accordance with school policies and state regulations, including recruitment, selection and appraisals of employees. * Staff management and support including hiring, training & staff onboarding, supporting classroom functions and coaching staff through observations and positive guidance, creating weekly/daily staff schedules, and ensuring core & enrichment curriculum implementation, * Developing plans for the use and care of space and School equipment. * Communicating appropriately and professionally with both parents and fellow staff members. * Managing the School’s operating budget, including payroll and classroom supplies, and preparing monthly reports on the status of the budget.  * Participating in recommended training programs, conferences and other aspects of professional development. * Other tasks and projects as assigned. Requirements: * A 2 or 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field (will consider relevant experience and/or management experience) * A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential, and an additional 12 semester hours or continuing education units in courses related to young children birth to age 8 and 2 years (3120 clock hours) of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience * Management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool * Minimum of 18 ECE credits * Must be able to work between the hours of 7:00AM– 6:00PM * Strong written and verbal communication skills General Qualifications: Meet the state qualifications and those set forth in the national hiring standards including- * Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid * Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses * Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances * Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies * Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations Benefits: The Goddard School of Milton offers full time employees competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including: * Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance * PTO * 401K * Education Reimbursement * Career Advancement and Coaching * Bonus * Discounts * Other The Goddard School of Milton is an EOE