Assistant Director

Reports to: President and Director; Immediate Supervisor is Academy Director

At the Early Learning Academy, we believe that a child’s play is his work and that children learn best when having fun! Learning is guided by experienced teachers using incidental teaching in defined activity centers, providing hands-on opportunities for art, science and sensory play, books, puzzles, math and literacy materials. We foster a language-enriched environment that encourages social interaction, creativity, motor development, and exploratory learning.
The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy exists to provide an enriched learning curriculum – emphasizing enhancement of language and social skills, which are the major areas of growth for all young children. Our program is designed to foster educational and emotional development for children ranging from toddlers (18 months) through pre-kindergarten (48-60 months). The Early Learning Academy provides a superior learning environment for all children, while also welcoming children with learning differences/delays (such as autism). The MRELA Assistant Director will work closely with Director and Walden School founder, Dr. Gail McGee, to assist in the establishment of preschool, direct and lead staff, oversee daily activities, prepare plans and budgets and be responsible for all aspects of Early Learning Academy program. Asst. Director will assist Director in pursuit of DECAL Quality Star Rating and other accreditations, as determined by Director, President and Board of Directors.
Assistant Director Duties:
    •    Assist Director in all aspects, as needed
    •    Communicate professionally and respectfully with all staff, children, and parents
    •    Assist Director to ensure that all DECAL licensing standards and rules and regulations are met and maintained
    •    Learn and implement all aspects of Walden School Model
    •    Successfully complete training for Walden Model, Autism education, and as required by DECAL
    •    Supervise preschool teachers and childcare workers
    •    Assist in providing training and professional development opportunities for staff
    •    Assist with establishing policies and communicate them to staff and parents
    •    Help staff resolve conflicts between children
    •    Assist staff in communicating with parents
    •    Assist in classrooms, office, playground or anywhere, as needed
    •    Meet with parents and staff to discuss students’ progress, as needed
    •    Assist with monitoring budgets and processing program fees
    •    Ensure facilities are maintained and cleaned according to state regulations
    •    Ensure that all staff are up to date on training and certificates
    •    Assist with Quality Rated procedures
    •    Assist with teacher observations and feedback meetings
    •    Ensure all children records are up to date
Assistant Director Education (Required): 
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Child Care/Early Education field, in Early Childhood Special Education, or in Psychology with emphasis/experience in Early Childhood Education/Development.
Preferred Experience:
Assistant Director of a licensed preschool
Quality Rated and DECAL knowledge
Minimum 3 years in licensed preschool setting

**The Position is part time with a possibility of becoming full time**
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Company: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism