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First Care Preschool and Daycare: Childcare Director

Full-time (40 hours/week)

$16.00-20.00 (hourly wage based on experience and educational background)

Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience as a center or assistant director desired
  • Have one of the following:
    A) Bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education or child development
    B) Bachelor’s degree or higher in a child-related field with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 480 hours of verifiable experience
    C) Montessori credential with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 480 hours of verifiable experience
    D) Associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development with 18 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 480 hours of verifiable experience
    E) Valid child development associate credential with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 960 hours of verifiable experience
    F) Sixty semester hours with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 1,920 hours of verifiable experience
  • Minimum 2 credits in Administration
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, verbal, listening, and communication skills required
  • Be certified in CPR, First Aid, and Blood-borne Pathogens or obtain certification upon hire
  • Submit to various background checks including those by the Department of Human Services and the Michigan State Police Department
  • Have been fingerprinted for further background examination

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  •  Paid time off (vacation, holiday, sick)
  •  Paid Trainings

Job Description and Responsibilities:

First Care Preschool and Daycare is looking for a dependable and nurturing individual to join our team as Daycare Director where they will handle the day-to-day operations of the center while fostering the developmental growth and education of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. As Daycare Director, your job would include some of the following responsibilities but are not limited to:

  • Be available as early as 7am and as late as 6pm (scheduled hours will vary depending on the needs of the center)
  • Maintain a quality of childcare that is inclusive of all children and families
  •  Comply with all First Care policies and procedures
  •  Be customer service oriented and self-driven
  •  Be a professional, positive role model for all employees and children
  •  Interact with parents daily and speak with them about their child(ren)
  •  Partner with parents to assure the best care and education for their children
  •  Be comfortable with computers and learning new software
  •  Be visible and available to parents at their convenience to listen and take appropriate action on their concerns
  •  Maintain all aspects associated with the day-to-day activities of running a childcare center
  •  Make sure all state/licensing regulations and company policies and procedures are being followed related to all children in attendance at the center
  •  Gain positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts, and corporate partners
  •  Address and make decisions about issues, questions, or concerns that arise daily
  •  Keep everyone informed daily of pertinent information regarding the center or the children
  •  Handle all daily financial matters, including but not limited to tuition payments, purchasing center supplies, and keeping record of hours for employee payroll, while maintaining a budget
  •  Prepare some documents relating to accounting matters
  •  Prepare reports, monthly newsletters, and other lists and spreadsheets
  •  Scheduling of all employees on a weekly basis
  •  Facilitate staff trainings and staff meetings
  •  Facilitate and attend occasional parent participation events and other events that may be on nights and/or weekends
  •  Interview, hire, monitor, evaluate, support, coach, and discipline staff members
  •  Training and supervising of the Assistant Director, including assigning duties for the Assistant Director on an ongoing basis
  • Effectively resolve problems related to center management and seek appropriate assistance from the First Care board
  •  Maintain administrative records for the center, including appropriate and up-to-date records of staff and children, with the help of the Assistant Director
  •  Ensure confidentiality of all administrative records at all times
  •  Conduct center tours for parents and children before enrollment
  •  Ensure that parents of enrolled children and staff complete and understand all necessary forms, with the help of the Assistant Director
  •  Track all inquiries, convert inquiries into parent tours, and convert tours into enrollments, with the help of the Assistant Director
  •  Have emergency telephone numbers and be aware of the First Care emergency plan
  •  Serve in a wide variety of roles throughout the center as needed, assist in classrooms when necessary
  •  Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times
  •  Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children and parents.

Schedule:

  •  Monday to Friday
  • 7am – 6pm (scheduled hours will vary depending on needs of the center)
  •  40 hours/week

    Supplemental Pay:

    •  Sign-on bonus up to $1,000 gross wages (within 6 months of hire date)

    Interested candidates may apply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to firstcaredirector@yahoo.com.

    First Care Preschool and Daycare: Assistant Childcare Director

    Full-time (40 hours/week preferred; 30 hours/week minimum)

    $14.00-18.00 (hourly wage based on experience and educational background)

    Skills, Education, and Experience:

    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Prior experience in a childcare center in a lead position
    • Have one of the following:
      A) Bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education or child development
      B) Bachelor’s degree or higher in a child-related field with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 480 hours of verifiable experience
      C) Montessori credential with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 480 hours of verifiable experience
      D) Associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development with 18 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 480 hours of verifiable experience
      E) Valid child development associate credential with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 960 hours of verifiable experience
      F) Sixty semester hours with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development with 1,920 hours of verifiable experience
    •  Minimum 2 credits in Administration
    • Excellent administrative, organizational, verbal, listening, and communication skills required
    •  Be certified in CPR, First Aid, and Blood-borne Pathogens or obtain certification upon hire
    •  Submit to various background checks including those by the Department of Human Services and the Michigan State Police Department
    •  Have been fingerprinted for further background examination

    Benefits:

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Paid time off (vacation, holiday, sick)
    • Paid Trainings

    Job Description and Responsibilities:

    First Care Preschool and Daycare is looking for a dependable and nurturing individual to join our team as Assistant Director where they will be able to foster the developmental growth and education of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. As Assistant Director, your job would include some of the following responsibilities but are not limited to:

    • Assist the Director in leading our teaching staff, supporting families, and achieving enrollment, and operational objectives
    • Partner with parents to assure the best care and education for their children
    • Gain positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts, and corporate partners
    •  Serve in a wide variety of roles throughout the center as needed, including lead classroom teacher
    •  Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children and parents.

    Schedule:

    • Monday to Friday
    •  7am – 6pm (scheduled hours will vary depending on needs of the center)
    •  40 hours/week

    Supplemental Pay:

    • Sign-on bonus up to $1,000 gross wages (within 6 months of hire date)

    Interested candidates may apply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to firstcaredirector@yahoo.com.

    First Care Preschool and Daycare: Lead Preschool Teacher

    Full-time (40 hours/week preferred; 30 hours/week minimum)

    • $12.00-16.00 (hourly wage based on experience and educational background)

    Skills, Education, and Experience:

    • Be at least 19 years of age
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Prior teaching experience preferred
    • Have one of the following qualifications:
      A) Bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, or a child-related field
      B) Montessori credential with 480 hours verifiable experience
      C) Associates degree or higher in early childhood education or child development
      D) Valid child development associate credential with 480 hours verifiable experience
      E) High school diploma or GED with 12 hours in early childhood education, child development, or a child-related field with 960 hours verifiable experience
      F) High school diploma or GED with 1,920 hours verifiable experience and 1 of the following
      *12 semester hours in early childhood education, child development, or a child-related field (one semester hour is equivalent to 15 hours of training)
      *18 CEUs (one CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of training)
      *or a combination to equal 180 clock hours
      G) High school diploma or GED with 3,840 hours verifiable experience and 1 of the following (plus additional 90 clock hours of training within 2 years of hire date as outlined in the State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules)
      *6 semester hours in early childhood education, child development, or a child-related field (one semester hour is equivalent to 15 hours of training)
      *9 CEUs (one CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of training)
      *or a combination to equal 90 clock hours
    • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
    •  Submit to various background checks including those by the Department of Human Services and the Michigan State Police Department
    •  Have been fingerprinted for further background examination

    Benefits:

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Paid time off (vacation, holiday, sick)
    • Paid Trainings

    Job Description and Responsibilities:

    First Care Preschool and Daycare is looking for a dependable and nurturing individual to join our team as Lead Preschool Teacher where they will be able to foster the developmental growth and education of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. As Lead Preschool Teacher, your job would include some of the following responsibilities but are not limited to:

    •  Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the classroom program and child assessment
    •  Oversee childcare staff members for a specific group of children and overall care and supervision of children
    •  Communicate with parents daily of their child’s day either in person, through a daily sheet or another means of communication
    •  Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children and parents.

    Schedule:

    • Monday to Friday
    • 7am – 6pm (scheduled hours will vary depending on needs of the center)
    •  40 hours/week

    Supplemental Pay:

    • Sign-on bonus up to $1,000 gross wages (within 6 months of hire date)

    Interested candidates may apply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to firstcaredirector@yahoo.com.

     

    First Care Preschool and Daycare: Assistant Childcare Teachers

    Part-time (20-30 hours/week)

    $10.00-14.00 (hourly wage based on experience and educational background)

    First Care Preschool and Daycare located within the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo is looking for dependable and nurturing Assistant Teachers to help with the different ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Approximately 20-30 hours per week, 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Afternoon availability a must, 12:30pm-6pm. Candidate must meet all licensing requirements and background checks.

    Interested candidates may apply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to firstcaredirector@yahoo.com.