Child Care Education Coordinator
Bright Horizons - Smyrna, GA

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Seeking Curriculum Specialist with HEART

Apply now and explore a highly-rewarding career as an education coordinator. Share your passion for educating young children as you support and inspire teachers to carefully plan curriculum that encourages children to independently explore, discover, and actively learn in an environment that responds to their individual developmental needs and interests using our World at Your Fingertips resources. Build strong relationships with children, parents, and colleagues as part of the center leadership team and enjoy the many unique aspects of teaching young children. At Bright Horizons, one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and your own career.

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Little Apron Academy is a beautiful new state-of-the-art mega child development center in Smyrna, GA serving children birth through 4 in the core program; however we serve school age children during the summer as well as holiday camps. The education coordinator will work with the management to lead a team of teachers in providing cutting edge development appropriate curriculum and innovative enrichment programs to Pre-K and school age children. We are seeking an experienced leader well versed in school age and camp curriculum.

Stepping into an education coordinator position at Bright Horizons, you will:
  • Lead staff in the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Serve as a role model to staff, train and guide teachers as they document children's accomplishments.
  • Ensure staff designs an environment that responds to children's individual developmental levels.
  • Support families and share resources through discussions, articles, and newsletters.
  • Serve as a resource for your center through the NAEYC Accreditation process.
  • Follow all safety and health rules while supervising children at all times
  • Ensure that staff know the number of children in their group and are maintaining ratios at all times.
  • Interact frequently, affectionately, and respectfully with children, parents and staff.
  • Substitute in classrooms to maintain ratios and gain exposure to other programs, as required.
  • Implement a primary caregiving system with individual children and their families.
  • Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies.
  • Continue professional growth through trainings, feedback and reading professional literature.
When you join the Bright Horizons family, you become part of a culture that values unique differences and celebrates the diversity of our children, families, and employees. Our commitment to children extends beyond our centers through our Bright Horizons Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for at-risk children and our Going Green efforts to raise social responsibility awareness about environmental issues and inspire earth-friendly activities.

Our extensive benefits package includes:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • CDA training program
  • Ongoing training through Bright Horizons University — our own online university
  • Career path
  • Same sex domestic partner benefits
  • Auto and home insurance discounts
  • Real Estate Advantage Program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Online shopping discounts
  • Cell phone discounts
  • And more!

  • Bachelos’s degree required.
  • Two to four years of professional early childhood education teaching experience required.
  • Expertise in child development and developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Ability to lead staff in implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to create partnerships with families and staff.
  • Experience and skill in communication, leadership, organization and supervision.
  • Experience with the NAEYC Accreditation process strongly preferred.
  • Must meet state requirements for education and additional center/school requirements may apply.

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions is a leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care,...