High-quality preschool located in Niles is currently looking for a Preschool Classroom Program Director for our Niles location.
Must love working with children and communicate effectively. Opportunities for career advancement are available if qualifications are met.
*Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption on file. Pre-employment requirements include a drug screen, physical and TB test.
Tri-County Head Start was selected as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation in 2020, and one of the 2021 Moody Market Best Places to Work in Southwest Michigan for their commitment to employee engagement, feedback, and wellness.
Our Mission: To be a vibrant and progressive educational agency supporting the development of children 0-5 years of age while promoting healthy family functioning for Head Start children and families in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.
Benefits: We offer a chance to enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution, and assistance in furthering your education.
Other benefits include paid time off, flexible schedules, paid holidays and breaks, paid weather days, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Our wellness committee is dedicated to providing resources that enhance your life outside of work.
Position Summary: Teaches preschool children in a classroom setting, providing academic instruction that is developmentally appropriate for preschool aged children and utilizes all resources available that prepares children with school readiness skills.
Implements curriculum, on-going observation, assessment and child outcomes systems consistent with program policies and the Head Start Performance Standards. Classroom program director manages the operations of the Head Start Classroom and assures the daily compliance of the entire center. Ensures that the classroom is successful and is in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers. They work as a partner with families in the health, attendance and education of their children.
TCHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Job Type: Full-Time, Program Year (August - May)
Starting Pay: AA: $19.13 BA: $21.68 MA: $24.24
Education Requirement: AA in Early Childhood Education or BA Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; OR BA in Elementary Education with a ZA or ZS endorsement.
Related Experience: Experience teaching in an Early Childhood setting and Supervisory experience.