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Assistant Director - Full Time

Posted: January 18, 2018

Overview and Compensation

An Assistant Director at The Goddard School is responsible for managing the program and curriculum. Additionally, the Assistant Director may be responsible for certain business tasks as delegated by the franchisee.

A Director’s salary is based on the School’s locale, tuition rates and the candidate’s education/experience and qualifications.

The following categories are commonly considered in assessing an Assitant Director’s goal job success:

FTE (enrollment/maintenance)
Payroll
Quality Assurance
Snack Budget
Supply Budget
Summer Program


General Qualifications

An Assistant Director must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for Hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:

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 handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
Previous management experience in a licensed childcare facility or experience managing faculty/staff
Educational Qualifications

All candidates, including those who wish to be considered for the position of acting Director or Assistant Director, must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities: 

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development and management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework, including 12 hours2 of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8, and management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool.
An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1 and 1 year of experience (1560 clock hours)2 working in a licensed childcare center or preschool and 1 year of management experience.
An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8, and 2 years (3120 clock  hours) 2 of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of 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[1], and 2 years (3120 clock hours)[2] of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience.


Assistant Director Responsibilities

Assistant Director’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

ADMINISTRATIVE

Plan and schedule administrative duties
Maintain accurate record-keeping, both state and GSI requirements (eg, children’s files, faculty files)
Prepare reports
Manage classroom scheduling/schedule faculty
Review Employee Handbook annually
Implement a health program including communication with a healthcare consultant
Maintain a list of local agencies able to help children with special needs
Maintain a list of local pediatricians, dentists, etc.
Conduct disaster drills (eg, fire, tornado) in accordance with GSI QA Standards and state licensing requirements
Maintain compliance with GSI QA Standards
Maintain a school inventory (eg, snacks, supplies)
Contribute to the Directors’ Corner on Connect
Plan and implement a program for professional growth
Prepare periodic reports on the state of the School


FISCAL

Operate the School within budget
Define a maintenance system for faculty (eg, classroom repairs)
Arrange for maintenance and repairs
Manage payroll budget
Manage petty cash
Manage registration budget
Purchase classroom equipment and supplies (indoor and outdoor)
Maintain budget and/or purchase school supplies and snack


LICENSING

Initiate and maintain a positive relationship with licensing agent/agency
Maintain current licensing documentation
Maintain licensing regulations


PERSONNEL

Recruit, interview, hire and manage faculty
Manage faculty schedule
Conduct faculty orientation
Complete faculty reviews: 90-day and annual
Conduct monthly faculty meetings
Develop and maintain a substitute teacher list
Maintain accurate faculty files
Plan/implement bi-annual in-service meetings for faculty
Plan first aid, CPR and any other required training
Plan emergency preparedness training


PROGRAM, PROGRAM SUPPORT, and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Conduct monthly classroom observations
Keep abreast of research and development in the field of early childhood development
Maintain a resource library at the School
Plan/implement professional development programs
Promote active participation in GSU
Actively participate in professional organizations, conferences and lectures
Program/Curriculum Development

Conduct classroom ratio checks
Implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum within the context of the local school district
Implement monthly themes
Incorporate GSI curriculum resources
Plan and implement a year-round calendar
Schedule shared classroom and outdoor space and equipment
Plan and implement procedures for maintaining accurate classroom records
Provide faculty assistance with lesson plan preparation and theme development
Review lesson plan books weekly
Review posted lesson plans monthly
Review Daily Activity Reports periodically
Review children’s portfolios regularly
Ensure that each classroom has an effective management system in place
Plan and implement visitors/activities
Develop and implement a nutritious snack program
Develop and implement a transition system
Implement a playground safety program
Conduct curriculum meetings three times per year


SALES AND MARKETING

Welcome all visitors to the School
Answer the telephone and use the GSI telephone script
Conduct tours according to the GSI tour guidelines
Follow through with all prospective customers
Enroll new families
Develop and maintain customer relations
Implement an orientation program for new families
Maintain a system of home-school communication (eg, Daily Activity Reports, school newsletter)
Conduct meetings with parent(s)/legal guardian(s) when necessary
Develop and maintain community relations
Conduct a minimum of four community outreach programs
Organize a student teaching program

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Assistant Teacher - Full Time

Posted: January 18, 2018


Overview

A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.

General Qualifications

A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:

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 handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below)
Educational Qualifications

All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities: 

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1.
An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only).

Lead Teacher Responsibilities

A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment

Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence

Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
Create a multi-cultural learning environment
Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations

Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences
Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences
Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
Maintain a portfolio for each child
Maintain the classroom Parent Board
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs

Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
Build teamwork
Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress)
Maintain professional commitment

Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
Support a code of ethical conduct
Pursue professional development/continuing education
Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities


FOREIGN DEGREES

All foreign degrees MUST be converted to U.S. credits.
All foreign courses and/or credit hours must be converted to U.S. standards.
Related Degrees Include, But May Not Be Limited To

Elementary Education
Home Economics
Child Development
Child Life
Psychology or Sociology with a minor in Education
Special Education
Child Psychology
Relevant Coursework

Child Development
Human Growth and Development
Educational Psychology
Child Psychology
Methods: Age Birth to 8 years
Children’s Literature
Developmental Assessment of Young Children
Measurement and Evaluation
Nutrition
Health and Safety
Child Care Administration
Student Teaching: Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade

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Lead Teacher - Full Time

Posted: January 18, 2018


Overview

A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.

General Qualifications

A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:

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 handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below)
Educational Qualifications

All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities: 

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1.
An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only).

Lead Teacher Responsibilities

A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment

Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence

Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
Create a multi-cultural learning environment
Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations

Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences
Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences
Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
Maintain a portfolio for each child
Maintain the classroom Parent Board
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs

Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
Build teamwork
Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress)
Maintain professional commitment

Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
Support a code of ethical conduct
Pursue professional development/continuing education
Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities


FOREIGN DEGREES

All foreign degrees MUST be converted to U.S. credits.
All foreign courses and/or credit hours must be converted to U.S. standards.
Related Degrees Include, But May Not Be Limited To

Elementary Education
Home Economics
Child Development
Child Life
Psychology or Sociology with a minor in Education
Special Education
Child Psychology
Relevant Coursework

Child Development
Human Growth and Development
Educational Psychology
Child Psychology
Methods: Age Birth to 8 years
Children’s Literature
Developmental Assessment of Young Children
Measurement and Evaluation
Nutrition
Health and Safety
Child Care Administration
Student Teaching: Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade

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