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Learning Brooke Early Childhood Education Center
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA

Start Date: January 2, 2024

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

At Learning Brooke Early Childhood Education Center, we have begun our search for a new Director as we enter our 20th year of serving families in Rhode Island. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach and Educaring® Approach, we believe children are competent, capable and curious people who have the right to a nurturing, child-centered and well curated environment. Children are not vessels to be filled, rather they are complete beings ready to explore their world with the support of nurturing adults ready to design environments and experiences to bring out their natural instincts to explore, make meaning and develop relationships. If you are seeking to Direct a center devoted to respecting the wonder of early childhood, please apply.

Job Responsibilities:
Administrative Duties-
• Process enrollments
• Keep all student/staff files up to date
• Ordering supplies
• Tuition billing
• Marketing and promotion of Learning Brooke
• Attend monthly staff meetings
• Create and update systems for maximum efficiency and effective operation
Management of Staff-
• Recruiting, hiring/termination, supervision of staff
• Manage daily schedule and ensure staff/children ratios are met at all times
• Track weekly hours and all time off (vacations and sick) for staff
• Staff evaluations (observing and rating performance, goal setting and tracking)
• Weekly operations meetings with Administrative staff
• Maintain up to date employment files for all staff
• Ensure staff compliance with professional development requirements
• Direct supervision of Administrative Assistant
• Work collaboratively with Learning Brooke’s Pedagogy Coordinator to support curriculum and teacher development
Family Relationships and Communication-
• Introduce families to Learning Brooke philosophy, policies, fees, regulations, availability via school tour
• Track leads, tours and follow-up to result in enrollment
• Be available for family concerns/questions and convey policy changes to families
• Manage waitpool
Compliance Duties-
• Ensure all staff files are in compliance with licensing and continuing educational requirements
• Ensure Learning Brooke is in full compliance with all DHS licensing and safety regulations at all times
• Work with DHS during licensing visits to share school operations and compliance
• Schedule annual inspections for health and safety
• Update paperwork and policy as needed
• Write and update plans and procedures for all types of emergencies
• Ensure all safety regulations and drills are met at all times
• Oversee cleanliness, maintenance and organization of the school
The Director’s position at Learning Brooke is a full time, salaried position.

Hours of Operation at Learning Brooke are 7:30am-5:30pm Monday- Friday year-round.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field
• Early Childhood Education experience
• Strong leadership skills
• Superb representation of self and school to the public
• Excellent relationship building skills
• Clear, positive, communication skills
• Self-motivated and collaborative spirit
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to effectively multi-task
• Ability to develop and manage systems
• Positive can-do attitude
• Professional appearance and strong work ethic
• Computer skills (ProCare knowledge a plus)
• Knowledge of RI DHS regulations for childcare licensure
• Strong ability to recognize and strive for opportunities for the school
• Love of children and commitment to quality, authentic, early childhood education

Salary & Benefits

Salary range $55k-$65k
Health and dental benefits
401k and match
PD opportunities (no-cost)
PD reimbursement

Application Procedures

Please send resume and cover letter sharing your experience and how this has prepared you for working as a leader in an early education center.

Program Description

Learning Brooke has capacity to serve 108 children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years. Our space includes 9 classrooms each with a teaching team of 2-3 teachers. Our Learning Brooke Family also includes several float teachers, substitute teachers, a full time Director, full time Pedagogy Coordinator and full time Administrative Assistant.

Contact Info

Please contact Brooke Brown (founder/owner) with interest and/or inquires. I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about you and your interests and strengths.

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.