Child Development Center Director
Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties - Ottawa, IL

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Immediate opening for Director of large child development center.

Qualifications include ability to meet DCFS child care center director requirements; experience working with children with special needs; ability to work as part of a management team; ability to work positively with children, staff, and families; and ability to provide an environment in which children, families and staff feel comfortable, relaxed, able to take risks, happy and involved

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that the Center complies with all DCFS standards
  • Maintain child files
  • Organize and facilitate staff trainings and meetings
  • Serve as a liaison between the center and the rest of the management team and Board
  • Hire, mentor, recognize, and terminate staff
  • Approve time cards
  • Regularly supervise staff and create action plans for professional development and improvement
  • Offer suggestions for improvements or professional development based upon observations
  • Complete three classroom observations with feedback per year, prior to yearly performance evaluations
  • Participate in staffing when necessary
  • Provide feedback on lesson plans
  • Plan and facilitate parent meetings
  • Attend director’s and Board meetings internal and external of center
  • Maintain positive relationship with staff members
  • Open and close center as needed
  • Be willing to work long hours when necessary
  • Attend professional developments to enhance performance

Submit resume and cover letter .

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Non-profit that provides developmental and speech therapy and evaluations to children zero to three and child development services to...