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Goddard School Childcare Preschool Program Director in Watertown, Massachusetts

Overview: Are you passionate about marketing and working in the field of early education? Do you want to join a creative and motivated team of educators and want to play a critical role in marketing the school and program which focuses on nurturing children and prepares them in becoming lifelong learners?  Are you compassionate & collaborative and are looking to form lasting relations with the community, colleagues, children and families? If so, The Goddard School, Watertown, MA could be the right fit for you. Our school: The Goddard School of Watertown is a premier early childhood center that offers the best preparation for social, physical and academic success for children 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our renowned curriculum and philosophy is inspired by Piaget and Erikson and focuses on play based learning.  We want to attract and retain the best educators by providing them a supportive & collaborative culture and the tools they need to be successful in their respective roles. Responsibilities: * Oversee and support teachers in the preschool program in developing and implementing core and enrichment curriculum * Support and/or create class and enrichment schedules and maintain appropriate staffing levels per school & state policies * Leading and/or supporting with teacher observations, training, coaching and orientation * Advancing physical and intellectual competence by adapting program activities to meet the individual needs of the children * Communicating appropriately and professionally with both parents and fellow staff members * Providing positive guidance by supporting social and emotional development * Establishing positive and productive relationships with families * Understanding and implementing Goddard’s Health & Safety procedures * Participating in recommended training programs, conferences and other aspects of professional development * Overseeing and managing program compliance to Goddard QA * Overseeing and supporting classroom functions and operations including daily reports, Tadpoles, Teaching Strategies Gold, Portfolios, etc. * Other tasks and projects as assigned Requirements: * A 2 or 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field (will consider relevant experience and/or management experience) * A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential, and an additional 12 semester hours or continuing education units in courses related to young children birth to age 8 and 2 years (3120 clock hours) of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience * Management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool * Minimum of 18 ECE credits * Must be able to work between the hours of 7:00AM– 6:00PM * Strong written and verbal communication skills General Qualifications: Meet the state qualifications and those set forth in the national hiring standards including- * Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid * Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses * Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances * Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies * Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations Benefits: The Goddard School of Watertown offers full time employees competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including: * Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance * PTO * 401K * Education Reimbursement * Career Advancement and Coaching * Bonus * Discounts * Other The Goddard School of Watertown is an EOE