Job Description for Director of Giggles Drop-in Childcare
The duties of the Director encompass all aspects of the operations of the center.
The director must ensure the facility is a safe and fun place for children while also managing the staff, interacting with the families and performing all day to day operations. This candidate must be a strong leader, with the ability to manage a diverse group of children and employees. It is imperative that the director is an effective communicator as they will be interacting with families and employees on a daily basis. This individual must also possess organizational skills, be detail oriented, trustworthy and responsible.
The director’s responsibilities will constantly be evolving as the need of the center change and new situations arise.
Giggles Drop-in childcare center director is responsible for setting the tone for the facility, managing the flow of drop-in children as well as all special programs, overseeing physical facilities, hiring staff and managing the overall image of the center. The director will also ensure compliance with all local and state child care regulations, both in regard to the physical environment and the staff, and ensure that all licensing requirements are met and maintained.
The center director will work with qualified center staff as well as franchise protocol to develop appropriate plans and procedures for caring for children on a drop-in basis. In the case of special programs, such as summer camp and afterschool programs, the center director ensures that the curriculum complies with the specific requirements of that designation.
The director will make sure that the center’s physical facilities comply with local, state and federal laws and are a safe and appropriate environment for children. The director must have knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding safety requirements and inspection and certification procedures, and ensure that the center complies with those requirements. The center director also evaluates and purchases equipment and supplies for the center or approves requests to purchase materials and equipment. The director will be responsible for overseeing all billing invoices including hourly visits as well as recurring monthly payments as well as correcting any error or collecting unpaid balances.
The center must be staffed by teachers who meet the South Carolina requirements for licensed facilities. The center director will manage this staff, developing job descriptions, interviewing candidates, maintaining staff development and education as well as employee evaluations.
The director ensures that all staff meet the requirements for their jobs; for example, the director orders staff background checks and confirms that necessary licenses are valid. The director is also responsible for maintaining staff qualifications, such as continuing education courses each year, in addition to other requirements. Is
The director will be responsible for all staff scheduling and covering shifts when no other staff is available.
Parental Communication and recruitment
The director will serves as the ‘face’ of the center, managing communication with parents and the community. The director will develop and enforce policies for the center and communicates the policies to parents. The director will also handle any problems or issues that need to be address.i
The director is responsible for public communication and promotion responsibilities such as the center Facebook page and weekly newsletter.
must be at least 21 years old and must meet one of the following requirements:
- Have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education
- Have a bachelor’s degree from a state-approved college or university in any subject area, six months experience working with children in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
- Have an associate degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field, that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education with six months’ work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
- Have a diploma in child development/early childhood education from a state-approved institution or a child development associate credential (CDA) and one year work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
- Have a High School diploma or GED with 3 years’ experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility. One year shall include supervision of child care staff.