Childcare Director - School Age
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.
- 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.