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Director of Early Childhood Education

Location:

Ventana School

Start Date: June 8, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Ventana School, a Reggio-inspired preschool (2 yrs-5 yrs), located on a beautiful campus in Silicon Valley, is hiring a Director of Early Childhood Education. Our preschool reflects our belief that children learn naturally through play, observation, and investigation. We value each child as an individual and a competent learner, full of ideas and eager to learn.

Job Responsibilities:

-Provide preschool teacher performance assessment in areas such as classroom management, communication with children, Reggio implementation, and problem-solving strategies
-Provide support and coaching to teaching teams around relationships, collaboration, and inquiry work in the classrooms
-Conduct preschool teacher performance evaluations twice each year
-Hire/manage preschool staff as needed
-Work closely with the Admissions team to welcome qualified children, balance classrooms, and give regular tours
-Prepare, update, and monitor all preschool licensing paperwork including monitoring status of preschool teaching personnel regarding requirements for health and safety
-Prepare agenda for and lead bi-weekly preschool staff meetings as well as organize professional development opportunities throughout the year
-Represent the preschool at information night events, community activities, and other school events
-Be available to parents to provide support and education to address questions and/or concerns
-In collaboration with the Finance Manager, oversee sections of the budget related to preschool

We are looking for candidates who:

-Value social-emotional learning
-Are reflective practitioners
-Are flexible and creative
-Value collaboration
-Value direct communication
-Are positive and open-minded
-Are committed to supporting a Reggio approach

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications:

-Possess a B.A. or B.S in a related field (Child Development, Psychology, Family Studies)
-Possess a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
-At least 4 years teaching preschool-aged children
-At least 2 years in a Preschool Director role
-Possess strong written and oral communication skills
-Knowledge and/or experience with the Reggio philosophy a plus

Salary & Benefits

Application Procedures

To Apply:
Please address inquiries to Elizabeth Ceaser, Director of Early Childhood Education. Please submit all documents by emailing them to office@ventanaschool.org.

Cover letter
Resumé
Minimum of 3 references

Ventana School will not field phone calls. Resumés will be received and reviewed until position(s) is/are filled. If applying via email, be sure to note the position title in the subject heading and attach .pdf documents only.

Program Description

Contact Info

Elizabeth Ceaser
office@ventanaschool.org
(650) 948-2121

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

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.