Provides support and guidance to the faculty to insure that the early childhood programs provide an appropriate Montessori environment to meet the needs of the children at that level in each classroom.
Provides support and guidance to ensure a positive, caring environment in all classes so that children may develop to their fullest potential in each developmental area.
Visible presence in all areas of the school; works toward a resolution of all problems, both routine and unique, as they arise.
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the early childhood programs, which includes the implementation of the educational activities and Montessori curriculum, behavior expectations of students and adults, and communication with parents and faculty.
Coordinate the curriculum goals and teaching methods between the classrooms in the 0-3 and 3-6 programs.
Work with the Head of School and/or Educational Director to maintain appropriate staffing for the Early Childhood program, to include supervising and training for all positions.
Conduct regularly scheduled faculty meetings for each program level that deal both with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern, and to discuss the developmental needs of students in the classrooms. Prepare an agenda and take minutes to distribute to early childhood faculty and the Head of School.
Observe, evaluate and supervise head teachers for improvement and support of their individual performance of their job responsibilities.
Support and train Head Teachers as supervisors and coaches for their Associate and Assistant teachers.
Serve as a resource for faculty in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, student performance/behavior, parent relations, and general school procedures.
Work with the Educational Director and the Head of School in planning professional development for faculty and for in-service days.
Support the Director of Admission by participating in tours, open houses, interviews and other marketing efforts.
Meet with parents to discuss any concerns they have about their child, the classroom teacher, school programs and Montessori philosophy.
Support the Coordinator of Parent Education in the development of programs.
Coordinate with the Director of Admission to plan and attend Next Step Coffees and retention meetings.
Review and approve or disapprove requests for time-off from faculty in the early childhood program.
Coordinate and monitor the ordering, maintenance and inventory of classroom materials and equipment in the early childhood program.
Work with the Director of Finance and Operations on programmatic needs and changes during the budgeting process as well as throughout the year.
Qualifications for this job are as follows:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A Bachelor's degree in education is preferred.
At least five years experience in management level educational position and two years supervisory experience. Experience working with Toddler and Early Childhood classroom level.
Montessori experience and certification required.
Must have strong organizational skills and be flexible.