The Gardner School is an academically focused early childhood education center for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We have created a rich learning environment that will stimulate a child's all-encompassing intellectual growth and provide a strong education foundation for their bright future.
The Director in Training role will be stationed in the downtown Chicago area.
Paid vacation, holidays, birthday, and personal time
Medical, dental, vision, and short-term disability insurance
401k/Roth plan with company matching 100% up to 4% of earnings (after 1 year of full-time employment)
Employer paid life & long-term disability insurance
Ensure the school is operated in accordance with Company and state licensing standards and operating procedures
Effectively resolve problems related to the management of the school or seek appropriate assistance from management.
Lead, supervise, and support teaching teams
Participate in the interviewing, hiring, and orientation process
Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns
Assist in the enrollment and orientation of new families
Assist with establishing and maintaining on-going marketing efforts
Maintain accurate and current financial reporting
Understand and implement labor management system including staff schedules, promotions, and salary guidelines
Participate in programs to promote and improve staff retention
Continue professional growth through training, feedback, and reading professional literature
Establish and maintain a relationship of cooperation and respect with colleagues
Support organizational mission, vision, philosophies, values, goals, and policies
Assist with various other duties as needed
Bachelor's degree REQUIRED, preferably in early childhood education, child development, or a related field
Sixty semester or 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university with 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6
Two years (3120 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center
Completion of a credentialing program approved by the licensing board
Must meet state requirements for education and additional center/school requirements may apply
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The Gardner School