Enjoy an exciting opportunity to lead an NAEYC-accredited Child Care Facility for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Northport Employees Daycare, Inc. is looking for a Child Care Center Program Manager/Director in Northport, NY, on the campus of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The Program Manager/Director is responsible for daily operations in accordance with state licensing regulations and program operating policies. He/she will help oversee the curriculum, market the program, manage personnel, and execute the company's high standards of excellence.
This position requires an extensive knowledge of childcare management and early education. In addition, the Director is responsible for maintaining control of the administrative, operational, financial, and logistical functions of the facility. Other requirements include excellent English verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to evaluate and solve problems in a professional manner.
The ideal candidate will have strong administrative and supervisory skills, a passion for providing quality care and education to children, and a talent for building relationships with families and staff.
Medical insurance plans
Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field.
Three to five years' experience in a licensed child care facility, preferably in a NAEYC-accredited center.
Must be or have the qualification to be NAEYC director
State qualifications for classroom teaching and knowledge of all state licensing regulations.
Proficient computer skills in a variety of business related programs, including Microsoft Office.
Neat, clean, and professional appearance.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and to stand, bend, stoop and squat at least 95% of the day.
Ability to hear, see and react to emergency situations within 50 feet in 15 seconds or less. And the ability to move from a seated to a standing position to quickly to respond to emergency situations.
Experience planning and preparing balanced nutritious meals for the facility.
The Wee Luv'em Chid Care center is a private, non-profit, NAEYC Accredited center located at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Northport. Child care services are available to the children of V.A. employees and to the children of the surrounding community.