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Education Director

High Five Early Childhood Center
Date Posted: 05/27/2024
Location: Woodside, New York
Salary/Wage: $80,000 - $85,000 a year
Job Type: Full-time, Contract
Work Arrangement: Onsite


Seeking a full time preschool education director. Must have a valid NYS teaching certification in early childhood, or a related field. Master‘s degree in early childhood preferred. The candidate should have excellent organizational skills and detailed oriented. the ideal candidate should have 2+ years experience as an education director or administrative director at a preschool/daycare.


  • Oversee Staff
    • Assist with or conduct interviews of prospective staff members and train all staff.
    • Supervise monthly classroom schedules and routines in accordance with the vision and mission of Young Risers Childhood Program. 
    • Create and attend monthly staff meetings and functions of the Early Childhood Program.
    • Give guidance and direction to all staff and volunteers.
    • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Manage Facilities
    • Be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program- must make sure that the facility is safe and well-stocked. That includes checking that safety equipment is available and working, removing hazards and ensuring the facility is always clean and orderly.
    • Be licensed in food protection, FDNY: S95 and F07
    • Conduct fire drills and manage emergency procedures in accordance with the guidelines of the center.
    • Carry out the adopted recruitment and enrollment policies.
    • Keep student and staff attendance and tuition records.
    • Keep all records required by the NYCDOHMH/ OCFS and Aspire:  Maintain accurate program documentation; including but not limited to incident/ accident/ behavior reports, sign-in/ sign-out, development/ growth forms; document eating and sleeping, parent surveys, etc.
    • Meet with all NYC representatives regarding inspection.
    • Review and help carry out fire, tornado, and disaster drills.
    • Be aware of and comply with all personnel policies and NYCDOHMH Article 47.
  • Meet with Families and Teachers
    • Maintain an active system of parent-school relationships by keeping parents up to date on their child’s development and progress.
    • Discuss with parents’ ways in addressing any learning or behavioral issues.
    • Contact agencies and make referrals to help children with special needs.
    • Plan and fulfill parent involvement, parent-teacher conferences, holiday festivities and all celebrations.


Must possess a NYS valid teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education, K-6, or related field. Can be initial or professional. Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master’s degree preferred.

Must have worked in a preschool/classroom setting for a minimum of 2 years.

Must obtain the CBC background clearance, and PETS clearance prior to starting.

Must complete the mandated trainings within Article 47 of the DOH health code.

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree

Application Instructions:

Please email to apply. Include your resume and proof of certification when applying. 

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