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Children and Family Enrichment at Idlewild: Director of the Early Enrichment Center

Qualifications: the ideal candidate must

  • Have a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Have at least 3 years experience in early childhood education
  • Have experience hiring and supervising staff
  • Be organized, able to multitask, and clear in setting priorities
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be proficient with technology and office equipment
  • Be professional in appearance and manner
  • Have awareness of age-appropriate tools for emotional regulation
  • Be willing to write and implement grants
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for diversity
  • Have a passion for the mission of developing resilient children

Principle responsibilities:

  • Provide nurture, security, and growing opportunities for all children enrolled in the EEC
  • Facilitate social-emotional, physical, and cognitive childhood development
  • Facilitate written documentation for each child’s development
  • Oversee the development and implementation of EEC wrap-around programs, including after school care and summer camp
  • Facilitate parent involvement and communication
  • Equip staff with brain development and self-regulation education resources
  • Conduct regular faculty evaluations, which are presented to the CAFE board
  • Oversee early education curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Oversee and maintain the TN Department of Human Services licensing requirements
  • Work with outside specialists as needed including but not limited to Speech and Language, Vision, and Hearing Specialists to provide screenings and administer developmental assessments to all students within first 3 months of the school year
  • Develop the EEC budget for CAFE approval and maintain a healthy annual budget
  • Assist the administrative assistant with budget oversight
  • Meet monthly with the board and provide a written Director’s report

To apply, send resumes to eecidlewild@gmail.com

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