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Preschool Program Director

Company: Merritt Academy
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Merritt Academy is looking for a Preschool Program Director to join our dynamic Preschool team. The Preschool Program Director is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of preschool classrooms for ages 3-5 and the lead teachers and assistant teachers. The Director oversees the development and implementation of appropriate preschool curricula and programs, parent communication for the department and is the primary point-of-contact for in-house parents as well as new parents for this age group. The Director is also responsible for ensuring the proper placement of the children. The Director works as part of a management team, and collaborates directly with the Infant-Toddler Program Director and the Director of Early Childhood Education on all aspects of the program. The Director is responsible for performing all job tasks in a manner that exemplifies school standards of courtesy and values.. Requirements:In order to be considered for this position, you must meet the following requirements, including:

  • A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day.
  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development or a related field is required
  • Minimum 5 years' experience with preschool programs and at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Preschool teaching experience of 3 - 5 years preferred
  • Possess thorough understanding of the Virginia Department of Social Service's licensing standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development, newborn through 5 years
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be physically able to engage in physical activity with children.
  • Must be able to alternate often between sitting and standing.
  • CPR and First Aid certified or willingness to obtain.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
  • Pass pre-employment screenings and trainings as required.

Keywords: Merritt Academy, Washington DC , Preschool Program Director, Executive , Fairfax, DC

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