Infant - Preschool Childcare Director

New Canaan
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Infant - Preschool Childcare Director

Excellent opportunity for an experienced individual to provide leadership to our full-day childcare programs & future nursery school.

YMCANew Canaan Community YMCA

LocationNew Canaan, CT

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for all aspects of the Infant-Preschool Childcare departments, which include any daycare and future nursery school programs at the New Canaan YMCA.


* B.A. / B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, and a background in child development and program administration.

* Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills, including supervision, program development, and working with children and parents.

* A solid grasp of administrative procedures, including budget development, income production, and expense control.

* Ability to guide and direct staff to provide an early childhood program which positively develops the whole child socially, cognitively, physically, and emotionally, and follows the YMCA philosophy.

* Experience teaching and developing age-appropriate curriculum in an ECE program.

* Fulfillment of all state licensing requirements (example: A current health examination that includes a negative tuberculin test or chest x-ray and a statement of physical and emotional competence in working with young children signed by a licensed physician, finger print, first aid and CPR certification, and continuing education).

Essential Functions

Benefits include: Medical/Dental, 9 paid holidays, 22 days vacation, 8 days sick leave (may bank up to 90 sick days), 2 personal days, LT disability/Life Insurance , Y membership and program discounts, 12% retirement


* Prepare the annual Infant-Preschool Childcare budgets with approval from the Chief Operating Office, and be accountable for program incomes and expenses.

* Establish goals & objectives, and policies, for the program and staff that are consistent with those of the YMCA and State Licensing requirements.

* Plan and execute the program and curriculum for Infant-Preschool Child Care assuring that the programs provided meet the highest quality standards and strive to develop the whole child - socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.

* Effective communication with parents; being available and responding to needs in a timely, consistent, compassionate manner. Assisting teaching staff to being the key link in positive/effective communication with each participant's family as well as fellow staff.

* Maintain a program that is full and meeting the needs of the community through the marketing and promotion of the program on a year round basis. This includes: press releases, web site, fliers, ads, brochure, speaking engagements (schools, civic organizations, preschool information nights, etc), phone calls, tours, etc.

* Responsible the registration of participants - preparation of information, tours, communication follow-up, enrollment, billing status, etc. Meet with perspective families.

* Participate in the New Canaan Early Childhood Directors Association as well as additional community involvement with other child/family centered organizations.

* Monitor State, and town child care activities and keep abreast of current trends in the field.

* Communicate with consultants and state agencies as necessary.

* Communicate pertinent information obtained through contact with staff, parents, and children, as well as recommendations of policy, supervision and overall operation of the program with the Chief Operating Officer in a timely manner (at least weekly).

* Work closely with other YMCA Directors as needed.

* Knowledge of and adherence to the established financial and business procedures of the YMCA.

* Attend all professional staff meetings to keep informed of all activities at the YMCA. Perform weekend "On Call" duty responsibilities, as determined by procedures.

* Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Chief Operating Officer.

* Be knowledgeable of the "40 Developmental Assets" set forth by the Search Institute. For more information, check the website at .

* Assist in all YMCA activities and special events as needed, and encourage staff to do so as well, in order to ensure their success

* Perform other duties as designated by the supervisor.

* Job Description may be changed at any time by supervisor.


* Provide leadership and support to all program staff. This includes recruitment, hiring, training, daily supervision, and evaluation of the work of the staff in a timely manner.

* Organize, schedule and lead meetings with staff on a weekly basis.

* Attend appropriate trainings (YMCA as well as childcare) and be sure staff does as well.

* All staff must acquire at least the minimum hours of continuing education required by state licensing.

* Oversee that all staff and participant files and program information are up to date and on file at all times.

* Establish weekly teacher schedules in a timely manner, working with requests and PTO.

* Complete bi-weekly payroll as scheduled in a timely manner according to HR process.

* Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality among staff and parents.

* With staff, schedule and implement special events for parents/families and staff to get together throughout the year. Help develop relationships between families in the programs.

Salary$50,000.00 - $62,500.00

How to Apply

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Apply by Mail to:Pamela Libertiny, 564 South Ave, New Canaan CT, 06840-6322