Under the direction of the appropriate Administrator, to plan, organize, and administer a comprehensive Children's Center program. The Director, Children's Center will manage the daily operations of the Center including instructional, nutritional, parent involvement/education and college student early childhood education practicum elements.
The Director will develop funding applications, manage and project budgets, create and maintain record keeping systems; monitor various compliance elements of the program; select, hire, train and evaluate all direct report staff; provide and maintain a high quality of education and service to internal and external clientele; secure various grant and funding resources; ensure compliance with all local, state and federal agencies as related to licensing and reporting requirements and is responsible for Children's Center's Program Review and assessment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Manage, direct, and supervise professional staff in developing educational programs and curriculum which provides for the development of children.
* Continuously plan, implement and evaluate the Center's overall program for children and families.
* Identify the roles and relationships of federal, state and local regulatory agencies in the administration of the Center and ensure compliance with all applicable licensing and funding regulations.
* Manage the Center's budget and all grant funding sources(actively review and renew) for the Center; research, plan and identify additional and/or new funding opportunities; write proposals and submit necessary applications to potential funding resources.
* Prepare required local, state and federal forms and reports; ensure timely delivery and licensing compliance is met.
* Plan and conduct training programs for staff (state requirements, permits, professional development, continued education); develop personnel policies related directly to the Children's Center.
* Coordinate Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), providing parent orientation, counseling, referrals, and meetings.
* Coordinate with community agencies for field site placement of students (ECE department, Golden West nursing students).
* Conduct tours, make presentations to community groups, develop and maintain good working relationships with all campus offices.
* Manage enrollment, propose policies, and produce reports related to various aspects of the program.
* Develop and supervise procedures for implementing parent education activities and ensure activities are based on the parent's current and stated needs; make initial contact with parents, determine eligibility and fees, enroll children, schedule hours and prepare contracts.
* Research outside funding sources, write proposals, and solicit funding from private and public agencies; develop alternatives to generate funds for the operation of the Center.
* Oversee the Children's Center Food Program; coordinate contracts with the Instructional Food Services on site and oversee serving food at the Children's Center; provide nutritional resources for the food program and menus along with educational objectives.
* Provide oversight management in classrooms; plan activities and calendar of events.
* Plan and develop curriculum with teachers using Early Childhood Education practice, and California Department of Education standards (Learning Foundations and Frameworks); develop and maintain classroom materials, visual aids and library.
* Evaluate program planning, goals and objectives; consult with teachers regarding the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) assessment of children.
* Evaluate children's progress with teachers for year-end report.
* Comply with health and safety standards required by local and state agencies; ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations by coordinating various health screenings, child health immunization record keeping, and providing first aid and CPR training (ASQ assessments with parents).
* Maintain health records and physician report; submit immunization report to state health agency on an annual basis.
* Arrange for screening of children and referrals to appropriate resources and specialists.
* Comply with safety and health standards for the Center; plan and conduct fire safety, emergency drills (fire, earthquake, lock down), first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training programs; maintain safety, first-aid, and CPR certification and training for staff, as required; ensure maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.
* Ensure program quality meets the highest rating standards as evaluated by related agencies.
* Supervise and evaluate field site students enrolled in various early childhood practicum courses.
* Provide direction and supervision to students for course observation and special class project opportunities.
* Plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate curriculum and monitor child assessments; support, advise, and provide referrals for program participants, as needed.
* Ensure compliance with state and federal requirements, department of Social Services, community care licensing (DSS-CCC), California Department of Education - Early Education Support Division (EESD), Department of Pest Regulation, OSHA, and other applicable policies and procedures.
* Plan and implement a public relations program for the Children's Center and make presentations to community and other groups.
* Perform other related job duties as related.