Childcare Director - Float
Areas can include but not limited too Kettering, Miamisburg, and Huber Heights

Position Summary:
Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA Child Care programs. Works with staff and helps supervise staff to ensure quality programming. This position includes a comprehensive benefit package. 

  • A 2-year college degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required; plan for completion of 4-year college degree required; 4-year college degree strongly preferred.
  • Per ODJFS requirements, if college degree is not in Early Childhood Education, 12 college credit hours must be in education field. College transcripts must be provided.
  • If college degree is not in Early Childhood Education, must be able to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) within 1 year of hire.
  • Per OFDJS requirements, must have 2 years experience in child care or education field.
  • Must have 2 years experience in child care program area systems, procedures, and guidelines. 
  • One year minimum of supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
  • Budget development and administration skills preferred. Planning and program development skills helpful.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, insurable driver’s record according to the YMCA’s insurance carriers, and have reliable transportation to travel for business meetings, training events, YMCA site visits, vendors and suppliers, etc.
  • Computer skills needed, particularly with Microsoft Office and email applications, along with ability to learn the internal YMCA software. 

Essential Functions:
  • Plans, designs, evaluates, and implements all aspects of the child care programs in accordance with YMCA of the USA and YMCA of Greater Dayton guidelines.
  • Understands requirements for both School Age and Early Learning Centers. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of program development, quality and safety.
  • Maintains required enrollment numbers.
  • Administers the program in accordance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) guidelines.
  • Cooperates with ODJFS staff for required reports and inspections; responds to inspection requests within required timeframes.
  • Substitutes as the on-site Childcare Director as needed  in the absence of the Resident Childcare Director.
  • Provides additional leadership to Childcare staff at locations as needed
  • Knows and administers the appropriate EAP (emergency action plan) for any situation, including first aid or CPR, work-related employee injuries, etc.
  • Completes incident and accident reports as required.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary environment and meets all state and local licensing requirements.
  • Inspects equipment within the building for safety hazards, damage or wear.
  • Communicates any suggestions to direct supervisor to improve the site operations.
  • Monitors and assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the child care and program area.
  • Hires, trains, monitors, and evaluates appropriate staff.
  • Fills staff vacancies in accordance with association guidelines.
  • Ensures staff members maintain required trainings. 
  • Holds effective staff meetings.
  • Maintains accurate records for child care programs, facility, and staff.
  • Establishes procedures for scheduling and finding substitutes.
  • Substitutes in a classroom when needed.
  • Communicates to Executive Director any concerns or incidents that may need follow-up.
  • Builds relationships with members, program participants and community partners.
  • Is courteous and gives sincere attention to program participants by answering questions and providing positive and regular feedback. 
  • Knows the names of parents and program participants and uses their names when speaking with them.
  • Remains visible to participants when on duty.
  • Increases program participant awareness of healthy lifestyle factors.
  • Actively recruits, trains, and engages groups of volunteers.
  • Actively participates on the Annual campaign as assigned.
  • Participates on program task teams and child care committees of the association.
  • Attends parent events/family programs.
  • Upholds guidelines as outlined in the Child Care Handbook and the Employee Handbook of the Association.
  • Remains familiar with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation requirements and develops an ongoing plan and time frame for acquisition and maintenance of NAEYC accreditation.
  • Remains familiar with National After School Association (NAA) accreditation requirements and develops an ongoing plan and time frame for acquisition and maintenance of NAA accreditation.
  • Maintains appropriate records for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) program.
  • Supervises staff to ensure proper completion of CACFP paperwork.
  • Maintains records and reports for all grant programs.
  • Promotes child care programs by development and distribution of marketing materials in compliance with association standards.
  • Possesses the ability and appropriate safe driving record to drive a vehicle, safely transporting up to 14 children.
  • Protects confidential information regarding program participants, families and staff members.
  • Attends designated trainings.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Management Staff.