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Little Georgies was developed in 2006 to provide an enriched and nurturing environment that provides care for infants and toddlers six weeks to three and a half years old with a parent employed as faculty or staff of St. George’s Independent School. It is now an expanded program with a more curricular focus, additional facilities, and more options available to families in the great community. At Little Georgies the tender care-giving, engaging play and specially crafted skill-building experiences provided are designed to promote the development of exploration, linguistic, cognitive, creative, problem-solving, musical, artistic and social-emotional skills in a way in which children feel safe, loved and their development supported.
As an Episcopal school, St. George’s welcomes and respects all religious, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We affirm differences as sources of strength that create a culture of transformative diversity, building upon shared experiences that deepen our humanity and enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual, and moral development of all students. We believe that valuing diversity and inclusion is sacred and living this value transforms our institution, our people, and the greater community.
The Little Georgies Early Learning Director will be responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate early learning program for the children at Little Georgies in accordance with all Department of Education and St. George’s Independent School policies and procedures. They will be respectful of children and parents and ensure that the equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. They will remain focused toward developing an early and long-term connection with families, with the commitment to prioritization of opportunities from birth through graduation.
Minimum Educational Background
- Required – Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
- Preferred – Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
Minimum Previous Related Experience
- Required- At least 3-5 years of strong leadership experience with the ability to develop, engage and inspire a team.
- Required – Three or more years of experience working with young children in an educational setting
- Preferred – Five or more years of experience working with infants or young children
- Plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum to meet the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of the children in the program
- Develop curriculum that support developmental domains: social/emotional, cognition, language and physical
- Establish policies and procedures including acceptable disciplinary policies
- Be familiar and help execute emergency procedures
- Assure compliance with state and county codes and regulations.
- Comply with State Licensing Child Care regulations including completing appropriate paperwork
- Establish policies on admission, attendance, and fees
- Prepare and maintain the Little Georgies Handbook containing procedures and policies
- Participate in professional development workshops and classes
- Maintain a variety of records including registration forms, accident reports and medical records
- Perform perspective family tours and support and collaborate with LG/SG Admissions teams
- Periodically, participate in parent-chats and public speaking opportunities
- Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties such as picking up seasonal activities, planning special events, ordering classroom supplies or needed materials
- Recruit, hire, supervise, and provide an annual evaluation of staff
- Plan and provide staff development to exceed the requirements for Department of Education
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The Early Learning Director will have proficient knowledge and skills in the following domains:
- Child development theories and practices
- Safe & appropriate activities for young children
- Team building skills
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Effective verbal and listening communication skills
- Stress management skills
- Time management skills
The Early Learning Director will demonstrate the following personal attributes:
- Be respectful of children, parents, and coworkers
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Be flexible, compassionate, and understanding
- Demonstrate a sound and consistent work ethic
- Be consistent and fair
- Be able to build self-esteem while ensuring a safe & secure environment
The Little Georgies Early Learning Director must be able to lift and carry children and equipment up to thirty pounds and may spend time sitting on the floor or child-sized furniture. The Early Learning Director will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and will be required to attend to the personal hygiene of each child including changing diapers or soiled clothing and washing hands.