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Director of Early Childhood Education

Easterseals West Kentucky, Inc.
3.6 out of 5
801 North 29th Street, Paducah, KY 42001
From $20.38 an hour - Full-time


801 North 29th Street, Paducah, KY 42001

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  • 401(k)
  • Bereavement leave
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

JOB TITLE: Director of Early Childhood Education

FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Salaried)

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time (40 hours a week) Monday – Friday



Easterseals West Kentucky, Inc. is searching for a full-time Director of Early Childhood Education for our Child Development Center. The director will be responsible for developing, administering, and coordinating all programs of child care services. The director is responsible for supervising all staff employed and contracted to provide services to children in the childcare program.


The Director of Early Childhood Education will perform all or some of the following:

· Ensure a safe, healthy environment for children and staff.

· To maintain an effective and efficient program of services in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and best practice guidelines.

· Establish, develop, and maintain quality control standards to ensure that best practice guidelines are being met or exceeded.

· Report all suspected child abuse/neglect to appropriate agencies.

· Ensure all classrooms adhere to best practice guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, STARS rating system (current level of attainment), and state regulations.

· Remain up to date on state childcare regulations and any applicable changes.

· To maintain professional development, continuing education, and licensing requirements for childcare providers employed in the children and medical services department.


· High School Diploma or GED equivalent

· Bachelor’s Degree preferred

· Director credential or willingness to obtain one

· Previous experience required

· Ability to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and goals

· Highly organized and detail-oriented

· Must be a citizen of the United States and possess a valid driver’s license

· Able to pass a pre-employment background check


· Group Health Insurance

Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance

Company-provided/paid Life Insurance

Company provided/paid Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage


· Paid Time Off

Generous PTO (Sick & Vacation Time), 11 Paid Holidays, including the week at Christmas, Bereavement Leave, etc.

Easterseals West Kentucky Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Our organization is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees, and to providing each person with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.38 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Easterseals West Kentucky, Inc. conducts a very thorough pre employment background check and drug screen due to the nature of our positions. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, which has not been annulled, expunged or sealed by the court?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Early childhood education: 5 years (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Paducah, KY 42001: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person