Director Early Childhood Education
Clayton Early Learning - Denver, CO

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Make an Impact on Our Community!

Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models. Join our highly-skilled team as we promote educational equity for young children through family engagement, teacher preparation, and effective early education policy. We are seeking a Direct at Clayton Early Learning at Far Northeast School.

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides leadership, administers and directs program activities to successfully meet the needs and mission of the organization. Maintains a community presence and builds collaborative relationships with other agencies. Provides quality supervision, and supports the development and operation of each component of the program. Facilitates program evaluation and ensures inter-school alignment. Manages and monitors program budget. Supervises the Assistant Director, Receptionist/Bookkeeper, Food Services staff and Supervising Teachers.


  • Implements federal, licensing and organization guidelines, performance standards as well as state and local regulations. Manages and/or coordinates compliance with same throughout the school. Evaluates school performance and progress in light of established mission, adapting activities as needed.
  • Effectively and regularly interacts with staff to support and monitor progress toward family, staff, and program goals. Coordinates each component of the school to achieve overall program cohesiveness and results.
  • Builds partnerships within the campus and community to strategically meet program goals and develop and promote efficiencies and shared services. Maintains effective and appropriate communication (both verbal and written) with partnering agencies. Monitors and ensures compliance with all contract provisions and regulatory requirements. Seeks additional resources for the school as they are needed.
  • Provides supervision to Assistant Director, Receptionist/Bookkeeper, Food Services staff and Supervising Teachers in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Initiates personnel actions; manages staff, and professional development; promotes positive employee relations through open communication, reflective supervision and prompt resolution of issues.
  • Monitors the implementation, information, and quality for data tracking and program evaluation. Is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of required reports and proposals.
  • Supports budget development. Authorizes school expenditures in accordance with program policies and monitors revenue collection. Oversees the processing, tracking, monitoring reconciling and reporting of tuition payments and other applicable revenue streams.
  • Oversees the delivery of child health and development services including the identification, staffing and service delivery for children with special needs and their families. Monitors authentic and standardized assessment data to support school readiness outcomes. Ensures nutritional standards and compliance requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates responsible professional behavior by participating effectively within and across teams and ensures the Clayton Educare staff exhibits responsible professional behavior.
  • Is responsible for regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule and Clayton Educare policies.


Minimum education: Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Knowledge of economic, cultural, and societal challenges of ethnically diverse communities.

Work experience in positions similar or related to this job: 4 to 6 years of relevant experience.

Certificates or licenses: Pediatric first aid, CPR and Universal Precautions certification (as required). Valid driver’s license with evidence of vehicle insurance.

Special professional and/or job-related requirements: Colorado Large Center Director qualification. Current PPD-TB and physical examination, background check, and compliance with other regulatory requirements as applicable.

Special training or experience: Thorough knowledge of community problems and resources. Experience in relating to small children, and interacting with parents and others who represent various backgrounds. Experience in evaluating situations and decision-making. Demonstrated organizational, writing, and communication skills. Training or experience in working as a functional member of a team.

We seek to reflect the diverse community we serve EOE M/F/D/V

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A major proving ground for all things early childhood, Clayton Early Learning is Colorado's leading catalyst in providing and collaborating...