Cadence Education Preschool Assistant Director in Natick, Massachusetts
Preschool Assistant Director
We’re hiring immediately! Gardengate Academy, part of the Cadence Education family, is currently seeking a Preschool Assistant Director to bring your love of children and past experience in childcare, daycare or early childhood education to our team of kind, caring Teachers and staff.
Our schools are staffed with people who are talented, fun, and genuinely enthusiastic about child development and learning. We encourage collaboration and cherish open-communication in each school and with our corporate office. We work hard to create an outstanding work-life balance by supporting our staff members every step of the way.
Enjoy the many benefits of working Full Time at Cadence Education.
100% childcare tuition discount
NEW! 401(k) with employer match
Comprehensive benefit package for all full-time employees, including:
Paid time off that increases with seniority
Medical, dental, vision options available
Additional life, disability, and retirement plans
Educational and professional development
Company-paid life insurance
The benefits listed above apply only to Full Time eligible employees.
Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating over 300 private preschools and elementary schools across 29 states. With over 30 years in business, we have developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood.
Our overall mission is to provide parents with peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home. This mission can only be accomplished through a team of passionate childcare professionals who combine their talents to provide an unparalleled level of care and compassion for children and their families. Our research-based curriculum and home-based environments are the leading edge of early education.
Preschool Assistant Director Required Skills:
Proven experience and success at an Assistant Director of a large school
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of hands-on teaching experience
Compliance with state licensing standards for a preschool program director, including but not limited to criminal background screening and fingerprinting
Minimum requirement of education/experience within one of the following:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university combined with 6+ months of experience in the group care of children– or –
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education– or –
Associate's degree or equivalent combined with 1+ year in a supervisory position and 2+ years of experience in the group care of children
Comprehensive knowledge of national and state education standards, licensing requirements and procedures, and fire, health, and OSHA regulations
Strong knowledge of USDA Nutritional Standards for Schools
Must be at least 21 years old and meet corporate driving requirements
Preschool Assistant Director Responsibilities:
Establish a safe, healthy, and welcoming preschool setting and oversee programs and activities to engage and educate young children
Develop open lines of communication with staff, parents, and children—and conduct one-on-one meetings with parents to discuss each child's progress
Build and support a qualified team of childcare educators to promote our superior reputation in early-childhood education
Meet or exceed financial goals and objectives
Participate in marketing events, campaigns, and community relations
Provide unparalleled customer service
Ensure full compliance with corporate policies as well as federal, state, and company standards, regulations, and requirements including licensing, safety, and sanitation
Help manage hiring and recruitment of new staff
Leadership and Managing Performance
The Preschool Assistant Director upholds company standards and set the example by consistently modeling professional leadership, management and instructional skills while interacting with others. Demonstrates consistency in words and actions
Clearly communicates preschool standards, guidelines, and preschool policies to all staff and stress their importance to the organization
Ability to train a staff of 20 - 40 and oversee the completion of performance appraisals, supervise the development of individualized goals for staff’s professional growth and development, as well as supervise the monitoring and evaluation of goal accomplishment
Cadence Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
School Name 456 - Kaprelian
Category Field and School Leadership
Position Type Regular Full-Time