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I.  Operations management.

Oversees and directs all business operations of the center including:

Administrative: Assures the legal compliance pertaining to the operations of the center per all State of Colorado rules and regulations. Seeks advice and assistance from local, state, and federal resources to maintain compliance, remain informed about changes to regulations, and maintain best practices for licensed preschools. Develop and administer all policies and procedures pertaining to all aspects of the operation of the center. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws and/or center policies and procedures. Report any suspected child abuse or neglect to the proper agencies and authorities as required by law.

Human Resources: Manage the employment of all staff including hiring, training, scheduling, compensating, promoting and evaluating performance. Develop and implement performance improvement plans including documentation and follow-up. Take appropriate action regarding sub-standard performance. Conduct monthly staff meetings, communicate all changes to policies and/or procedures and other pertinent information regarding general operations; maintain confidential personnel records.

Finance: Manages all financial aspects of the center including budgeting, accounting, reporting, purchasing, fundraising, and controlling.

Strategic Planning: Assures the development of business strategies to meet the center goals and mission per the Board of Directors.

II. Design, develop, and present age appropriate structured educational activities for children.

Supervise and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.

Supervise, direct, and lead teachers and other staff in the development, evaluation, and revision of preschool programs.

Design and implement a classroom environment in accordance to program goals and philosophy of the center including: the acquisition, removal and/or replacement of damaged or lost materials, toys, and furniture which provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

Supervise the teaching of basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.

Manage the establishment and enforcement of rules for child behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.

Oversee and evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

Supervise or oversee the preparation of materials and classrooms for class activities.

Supervise and oversee the serving of meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.

Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests, and developmental stage.

Establish clear objectives for all preschool lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to teachers and staff.

Oversee the arrangement of indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.

Plan, direct, and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work/play time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

Identify and respond to children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with the child’s parents or caregiver and any other appropriate resources.

III. Manage and oversee all activities related to meeting the daily physical needs of children.

Oversee and manage the maintenance of a clean, safe, and healthy interior and exterior environment at all times on center property.

Assure the attendance to children’s basic needs by assigning or performing the following daily tasks: feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers, assisting with toilet training and use of facilities.

Oversee the teaching of proper eating habits and personal hygiene.

Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.

Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

Maintain daily open communication with parents.

Maintain all applicable director qualifications as required in licensing regulations and submit certificates, letters, education and training certificates to the Board as required.

Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a preschool employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Physical (daily): Reaching, standing, sitting, typing, talking, climbing stairs, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, smelling, and seeing.

Lifting & Carrying: Frequently throughout the day, up to 50 lbs. unassisted. Up to 65 lbs. with assistance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the ability of OUR School Board of Directors to assign, reassign, or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job either orally or in writing.  Tasks and responsibilities may be changed at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons deemed appropriate by OUR School.

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