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Center Director / Education / Early Childhood

Streamwood Montessori Palatine, IL

  • Expired: 29 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are a privately-owned school with an excellent long-term reputation in the local community. We cherish children and families and are passionate about quality in Early Childhood Education. We are looking for a Director with a heart for leadership to join with school ownership in managing our center. As we continue to provide an outstanding experience to the young children in our care, we encourage you to consider joining our dedicated school family.

At Streamwood Montessori, our staff has daily opportunities to contribute individual gifts and talents to the environment and to impact each student. Both our staff and our student population are diverse in their backgrounds, and we appreciate the unique qualities and experiences each person brings to our program.

What we offer:

· Competitive salary

· Consistency in scheduling to support work-life balance

· Paid vacation

· Paid holidays

· Insurance stipend

· Childcare discount

· Employee referral bonuses

· Paid Professional Development

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that all center practices are compliant with state and local standards and requirements.
  • Ensuring a safe and healthy environment for children and staff.
  • Developing and maintaining a constructive and ongoing rapport with staff, children and parents.
  • Clearly communicating school standards, guidelines, and policies and their importance to all staff.
  • Modeling professional leadership, management and instructional skills while interacting with others, and demonstrating same through words and actions.
  • Collaborating with all staff to ensure that the school provides a rich and varied experience that is inviting, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate for every child.
  • Conducting tours for prospective parents and enrolling new families.
  • Training, scheduling and daily coordination of staffing
  • Supervising staff and provide observation and feedback on a consistent basis.
  • Completion of annual in-service hours and any online childcare training as is required by DCFS/DHS

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in ECE or related field OR DCFS Director Qualification OR a minimum of 64 semester hours with 21 semester hours in ECE, including a leadership/management course.
  • ECE teaching experience with infant to preschool children and a strong understanding of developmentally appropriate practices. (Min. 1 year)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
  • Proven leadership and customer service skills
  • Must meet or exceed Illinois DCFS licensing requirements for director role
  • CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain (Paid by school)
  • Food Safety Manager certification or willingness to obtain (Paid by school)
  • Physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written.
  • Must be able to move easily between standing, table and floor activities and be able to lift 35 lbs.
  • Must be at least 22 years of age
  • Must have valid Illinois Driver’s license and driving record that meets company standards.

The health and safety of every person in our school is our primary concern. We take every precaution to prevent potential exposure or spread of illness within our school, following guidelines from the local health department and the CDC.

Company Description
At Streamwood Montessori we view and value each child as a uniquely special and competent individual. Our philosophy, curriculum and environments affirm that every child is capable of independent achievement given a safe, nurturing setting and developmentally appropriate tasks. Additionally, each child gains a strong sense of self and learns to function respectfully in the larger world. At Streamwood Montessori, children learn to learn, developing skills that will serve them for a lifetime, both personally and academically.

Streamwood Montessori was established in 2007 as a privately owned and operated school and child care center. Our facility serves children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age and is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. Montessori programs meet and exceed the benchmarks of the Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards for each age group.

Our secured facility is positioned at the edge of a quiet residential neighborhood, away from busy streets and traffic. Children are welcomed into bright, open classrooms that overflow with stimulating materials which encourage learning and creativity. Our calm, clean, safe and enriched environments are outfitted to provide the perfect setting for your child to grow and develop in ways that work for him/her. Outdoors, peaceful and protected play spaces are divided for individual age groups. Children of all ages enjoy a private setting bordered by large trees and native grasses. Our school is conveniently located just 1 minute north of Irving Park Rd., between Route 59 (Sutton Rd.) and Barrington Rd.

At Streamwood Montessori we hold a vision of happy, confident, children capable of pursuing their fullest potential. It is our mission to provide superior child care and educational programs which facilitate individual growth and excellence.

Streamwood Montessori

Why Work Here?
Competitive wages /Consistency in scheduling/Paid Holidays/Paid Vacation/Childcare discount/Referral bonuses/Paid Prof. Development

At Streamwood Montessori we view and value each child as a uniquely special and competent individual. Our philosophy, curriculum and environments affirm that every child is capable of independent achievement given a safe, nurturing setting and developmentally appropriate tasks. Additionally, each child gains a strong sense of self and learns to function respectfully in the larger world. At Streamwood Montessori, children learn to learn, developing skills that will serve them for a lifetime, both personally and academically. Streamwood Montessori was established in 2007 as a privately owned and operated school and child care center. Our facility serves children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age and is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. Montessori programs meet and exceed the benchmarks of the Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards for each age group. Our secured facility is positioned at the edge of a quiet residential neighborhood, away from busy streets and traffic. Children are welcomed into bright, open classrooms that overflow with stimulating materials which encourage learning and creativity. Our calm, clean, safe and enriched environments are outfitted to provide the perfect setting for your child to grow and develop in ways that work for him/her. Outdoors, peaceful and protected play spaces are divided for individual age groups. Children of all ages enjoy a private setting bordered by large trees and native grasses. Our school is conveniently located just 1 minute north of Irving Park Rd., between Route 59 (Sutton Rd.) and Barrington Rd. At Streamwood Montessori we hold a vision of happy, confident, children capable of pursuing their fullest potential. It is our mission to provide superior child care and educational programs which facilitate individual growth and excellence.

Address

25 W. Streamwood Blvd. Streamwood

Palatine, IL
USA

Industry

Education

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