Learning Center Director

Cedartown First United Methodist Church Learning Center Director
Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages day-to-day activities of the Learning Center.

  • Orders/purchases teaching materials including toys, videos, books, educational aids, cleaning supplies, food, and first aid supplies. 

  • Ensures that the facility, playground, and staff adhere to all state and local regulations.

  • Keeps accurate and up-to-date files on employees, children, and activities.

  • Sets budget for childcare program and submits to administrative council.

  • Manages the center's finances by establishing budgets, settling accounts, and keeping track of fees owed to the center.

  • Conducts interviews and reviews the qualifications of all new staff before submitting recommendations for hiring the most qualified applicants for teaching, administrative, or support staff positions.

  • Responsible for the training and supervision of all Preschool and Learning Center employees.

  • Manages the work schedules of teaching and administrative staff.

  • Evaluates and provides feedback for staff on their performance in the classroom.

  • Organizes monthly schedules for field trips, special events, and holidays.

  • Meets with teachers and parents to keep parents up to date on their child’s progress and development.

  • Works with teaching staff to find ways to address any behavioral or learning problems.

  • Works with church administrative council to set goals, develop plans for meeting goals, and keeping council informed about all children, staff, facilities, playground, curriculum and activities.

  • Keeps staff aware of changes in state rules and regulations.

  • Communicates weekly with parents including but not limited to weekly menus, activities, accident reports, behavioral problems, progress toward meeting learning goals.

  • Holds quarterly Learning Center Advisory Board meetings.

  • Meets weekly with the pastor and attends all staff meetings.

  • Provides quarterly reports to FUMC Administrative Council.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills with children and adults alike.

  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Must have strong leadership skills.

  • Must be organized and have a strong business sense.

  • Must be knowledgeable about the latest trends and techniques in education and child-rearing, including discipline, encouragement, and communication.

  • Must be familiar with theories and practices of behavioral therapy, child development, and parent-child relationships.

  • Must have an appropriate code of ethics for working with young children.

  • Must be flexible and able to react appropriately to changing circumstances.

  • Must have strong crisis management abilities and be able to maintain a cool composure in times of crisis.

  • Must have strong administrative and time management skills.

  • Must be professional and provide a public face for the Learning Center.

  • Must have computer and program skills including Word and Excel at a minimum. Quick Books Pro preferred.

Education and Experience

Must at a minimum:

  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

  • Possess at least one of the following sets of minimum academic requirements and qualifying childcare experience as required by the state of Georgia:

(i) Child Development Associate (CDA) credential issued by the Council for Professional

Recognition; Child Development and Related Care diploma from a vocational institute accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or similar credential where the course of study includes an intensive practicum in child care as part of the curriculum and which is approved by the Department; and six (6) months of qualifying child care experience;

(ii) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and six (6) months of qualifying childcare experience;

(iii) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in Infant and Toddler and six (6) months of qualifying childcare experience;

(iv) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in Program Administration and six (6) months of

qualifying childcare experience;

(v) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in School Age and Youth Care and six (6) months of qualifying childcare experience;

(vi) Technical College Diploma (TCD) in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and six (6) months of qualifying childcare experience;

(vii) Forty-hour (40) director training course approved by the Department and has been employed

for a minimum of five (5) years as an on-site Child Care Learning Center Director;

(viii) Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and six (6) months of qualifying childcare experience;

(ix) Paraprofessional Certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and six (6) months of qualifying childcare experience;

(x) Twenty-five (25) quarter hours or fifteen (15) semester hours from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and six (6) months of qualifying childcare experience;

 (xi) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than Early

Childhood Education or Child Development and three (3) months of qualifying childcare

experience;

(xii) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Child Development;

(xiii) Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Child Development;

  • Must have or willing to acquire all CPR and First Aid certifications.

  • Must pass a background check.


APPLICATION DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL AND LEARNING CENTER

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