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The Goddard School in Newtown, Pa
Newtown, PA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago


A Director at The Goddard School is responsible for managing the program and curriculum. Additionally, the Director may be responsible for certain business tasks as delegated by the franchisee.

This is a salaried position with bonus opportunities. A Director’s salary is based on the School’s locale, tuition rates and the candidate’s education/experience.

The franchisee selects the specifics of the bonus plan for the Director. The most common bonus program is a quarterly system where a Director may earn up to five percent of his/her gross salary. The following categories are commonly considered in assessing a Director’s goal bonus:

FTE (enrollment/maintenance)
Quality Assurance
Snack Budget
Supply Budget
Summer Program
A percentage of what a Director can earn is commonly assigned to each goal.

General Qualifications

A Director must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for Hiring (see xxx-xxx-xxxx), including the following:

Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
Previous management experience in a licensed childcare facility or experience managing faculty/staff
Educational Qualifications

All candidates, including those who wish to be considered for the position of acting Director or Assistant Director, must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development and management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework, including 12 hours2 of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8, and management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool.
An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1 and 1 year of experience (1560 clock hours)2 working in a licensed childcare center or preschool and 1 year of management experience.
An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8, and 2 years (3120 clock hours) 2 of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience.
A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential, and an additional 12 semester hours or continuing education units in courses related to young children birth to age 8[1], and 2 years (3120 clock hours)[2] of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience.
Director's Credential Qualifications are a plus.
Director Responsibilities

Director’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Plan and schedule administrative duties
Maintain accurate record-keeping, both state and GSI requirements (eg, children’s files, faculty files)
Prepare reports
Manage classroom scheduling/schedule faculty
Review Employee Handbook annually
Implement a health program including communication with a healthcare consultant
Maintain a list of local agencies able to help children with special needs
Maintain a list of local pediatricians, dentists, etc.
Conduct disaster drills (eg, fire, tornado) in accordance with GSI QA Standards and state licensing requirements
Maintain compliance with GSI QA Standards
Maintain a school inventory (eg, snacks, supplies)
Contribute to the Directors’ Corner on Connect
Plan and implement a program for professional growth
Prepare periodic reports on the state of the School

Operate the School within budget
Define a maintenance system for faculty (eg, classroom repairs)
Arrange for maintenance and repairs
Manage payroll budget
Manage petty cash
Manage registration budget
Purchase classroom equipment and supplies (indoor and outdoor)
Maintain budget and/or purchase school supplies and snack

Initiate and maintain a positive relationship with licensing agent/agency
Maintain current licensing documentation
Maintain licensing regulations

Recruit, interview, hire and manage faculty
Manage faculty schedule
Conduct faculty orientation
Complete faculty reviews: 90-day and annual
Conduct monthly faculty meetings
Develop and maintain a substitute teacher list
Maintain accurate faculty files
Plan/implement bi-annual in-service meetings for faculty
Plan first aid, CPR and any other required training
Plan emergency preparedness training

Conduct monthly classroom observations
Keep abreast of research and development in the field of early childhood development
Maintain a resource library at the School
Plan/implement professional development programs
Promote active participation in GSU
Actively participate in professional organizations, conferences and lectures
Program/Curriculum Development

Conduct classroom ratio checks
Implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum within the context of the local school district
Implement monthly themes
Incorporate GSI curriculum resources
Plan and implement a year-round calendar
Schedule shared classroom and outdoor space and equipment
Plan and implement procedures for maintaining accurate classroom records
Provide faculty assistance with lesson plan preparation and theme development
Review lesson plan books weekly
Review posted lesson plans monthly
Review Daily Activity Reports periodically
Review children’s portfolios regularly
Ensure that each classroom has an effective management system in place
Plan and implement visitors/activities
Develop and implement a nutritious snack program
Develop and implement a transition system
Implement a playground safety program
Conduct curriculum meetings three times per year

Welcome all visitors to the School
Answer the telephone and use the GSI telephone script
Conduct tours according to the GSI tour guidelines
Follow through with all prospective customers
Enroll new families
Develop and maintain customer relations
Implement an orientation program for new families
Maintain a system of home-school communication (eg, Daily Activity Reports, school newsletter)
Conduct meetings with parent(s)/legal guardian(s) when necessary
Develop and maintain community relations
Conduct a minimum of four community outreach programs
Organize a student teaching program

Preschool, Director, Education