Director of Early Childhood Learning Center
Company: Town of Brookline
Posted on: June 8, 2021
The Town of Brookline is seeking a full-time Montessori Director
of Early Learning Center for the early childhood education program
located at the Soule Center in Brookline, an attractive space with
large indoor/outdoor play areas. The Director develops, implements,
and maintains the mission and philosophy for the program, in
accordance with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC),
ensuring a quality learning environment that meets the
developmental needs of children aged twelve months to give years.
The Director is responsible for all aspects of the programs'
operations and the implementation of all program policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations
of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific
statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the
work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the
- The position encompasses the oversight and delegation of all
aspects of the programs operations and the implementation of all
program policies, while abiding by the EEC guidelines and policies
and procedures set forth in the staff handbook.
- Articulate and carry through the programs mission and
philosophy while developing and maintaining high quality standards
of early care and education for all children.
- Oversee the coordination of educational program and curriculum
- Monitors and assures compliance with EEC licensing regulations,
Town of Brookline Public Safety, Health Department and Fire
Department regulations, as well as compliance with program health
and safety policies/procedures.
- Develop and manage staffing patterns and schedules to maintain
appropriate classroom coverage.
- Conduct evaluations of program and classrooms as well as taking
part in observation of children. Take part in short and long term
strategic planning for program improvements.
- Oversee assessment and referral system for children with
- Work with teachers and parents on the transitioning of children
into a new classroom.
- Keep up to date on all early childhood research, trends, and
legislative developments affecting the field, as well as working
towards NAEYC accreditation.
- Leadership role in recruitment and hiring of qualified staff,
assure that staff positions are filled and classrooms are in ratio.
Oversee orientation of new staff.
- Schedule and set agenda for staff meetings, oversee onsite
- Work with individual staff members on professional development
plans and timelines, as well monitor staff through performance
reviews and classroom observation. Assists staff discipline and
- Write and maintain staff handbook with personnel policies and
- Take part in staff termination.
- Monitor vacation and personal day requests. Hire substitutes
and oversee coordination of substitute coverage.
- Conduct individual conferences with staff members regarding
conflicts with other staff or parents.
- Manage financial record keeping, accounting and bookkeeping,
oversee management of payroll.
- Take part in setting tuition rates and policies, oversee
collection of tuition fees.
- Maintain maximum enrollment, recruit new families through
marketing activities, give center tours. Maintain and update
classroom waiting lists. Process applications for new
- Prepare annual budget for review and approval, meet with Town
to prepare for annual audit of center.
- Organize fundraising activities.
- Oversee and maintain all program publications and program
website content, as well as NAEYC accreditation materials.
- Oversee all child and staff file record keeping and health and
safety record keeping.
- Coordinate evacuation and emergency planning with Town,
maintain relationship with Health Care Consultant.
- Oversee all daily, monthly and yearly calendar of program
including events, meetings, trainings and activities.
- Ensure support to families as they enter the program, schedule
parent meetings and activities, maintain parent handbook.
- Help staff maintain communication with parents regarding their
childs development, serve as a resource to parents on child
development and parenting.
- Work with parents who are experiencing conflict with staff or
- Assure that all facilities, equipment and materials are kept
properly maintained. Communication with facilities management on
all indoor and outdoor daily cleaning, maintenance and repair.
- Oversees the Center and gymnasium; ensures that all necessary
safety techniques and systems are in place to ensure patron and
employee safety; oversees and implements an emergency action plan;
ensures that the center and gymnasium is properly maintained,
health regulations and licenses are maintained for the center and
- Serves as daily building liaison with regard to facility
rentals and special events; works with department staff to
coordinate additional center use; handles center public relations,
including refund requests and complaints, work orders. Serves as
daily contact person for building issues regarding Soule
- Performs similar or related work as directed, required, or as
The Director of the Early Learning Center reports to the
Director of the Brookline Department of Recreation. Supervises all
teaching and administrative staff, substitutes and volunteers.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
Director I or II certified by the Department of Early Education
and Care. Bachelors degree in child development, early childhood
education or a related field. Minimum of five years experience in
the early childhood education field, minimum of three years in a
direct supervisory role in early childhood education field.
- Valid Massachusetts Drivers License, Class D
- Certification in CPR and First Aid
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of EEC licensing
regulations, standards and policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities. Teacher training experience.
A working knowledge of basic finance/accounting/budgeting.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively and
communicate well with others; excellent customer service and
problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated administrative skills, including budget/financial
- Ability to organize and supervise full-time, part-time
employees, and temporary employees and volunteers, develop and
organize educational programs, work collaboratively with other town
departments, promote center, solve problems, enhance the customers
experience, and communicate effectively. Ability to work with
pre-school children, parents, and organize programs.
Starting salary $70,607.92 annually plus generous benefits and
excellent working conditions. Please apply with resume and cover
letter by June 2, 2021
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