Early Childhood Program Director
Are you an experienced, passionate educator with a deep understanding of Reggio and Montessori principles? Chabad of Northeast Queens is seeking an exceptional Early Childhood Program Director to join our team and help shape the minds and lives of our young learners.
About Us: Chabad of Northeast Queens STREAM Tamim Academy is a vibrant, forward-thinking educational institution affiliated with the New York City Department of Education, offering a 3K for All and Universal PreK program. Our unique curriculum blends the finest practices of Reggio and Montessori methodologies, complemented by responsive behavior management strategies, project-based learning, and a child-centered educational approach. We are dedicated to creating a warm, stimulating environment where children are encouraged to flourish and reach their maximum potential.
Position Summary: As the Early Childhood Program Director, you will be responsible for overseeing our early childhood classrooms, providing guidance and support to our dedicated staff, ensuring ongoing professional development, and maintaining open lines of communication with the parent body.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the early childhood program
- Develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum in line with our educational philosophy
- Support and mentor teaching staff, fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented work environment
- Ensure staff compliance with New York City Department of Education standards by providing guidance, resources, and support to maintain high-quality educational practices
- Organize and lead professional development initiatives and training for staff members
- Establish and maintain strong partnerships with parents, ensuring ongoing communication and addressing any concerns promptly
- Ensure compliance with local and state licensing requirements and regulations
- Continuously evaluate and improve the program to ensure a high-quality educational experience for all children
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in early childhood education, with a focus on Reggio and Montessori methodologies
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a leadership capacity preferred
- Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field is strongly preferred
- Strong understanding of child-centered educational approaches and responsive behavior management strategies
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
- Proven track record as a team player and collaborator in a diverse work environment
- Knowledge of local and state regulations pertaining to early childhood education programs
What We Offer:
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience
- Opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth
- A supportive, caring work environment with a strong sense of community
If you're a passionate educator who is eager to make a real difference in the lives of young children, we'd love to hear from you. Apply today to join our dynamic team and play a crucial role in shaping the future of early childhood education at our esteemed STREAM Tamim Academy.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant certifications to [email protected]
Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
We look forward to meeting our next Early Childhood Program Director!