Child Care Coordinator - Early Education at Greater Providence Young Men's Christian Association in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Child Care Coordinator shall be responsible for the daily operation of the Early Childhood Care (ECC) Program, ensuring the safety and well-being of the children enrolled and direct supervision of program staff. This position is responsible for ensuring childrens social, physical and mental development in the early childhood care program. The Child Care Coordinator, in coordination with the Program Director, will oversee the development, administration, supervision, delivery and evaluation of a high-quality early childhood care program in accordance with YMCA Guidelines and State Licensing Requirements.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.?We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality.?We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.?We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential.?We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.

Work in collaboration with the Program Director to supervise the delivery of the early childhood care programs, which include Infant, Toddler & Preschool Programs.In coordination with the classroom teachers, develop and support the delivery of age-appropriate curriculum that is aligned to the RI Early Learning & Development Standards (RIELDS).
Assure compliance with DHS, and Bright Stars as they relate to program areas including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures are followed.Provide direction and guidance to site staff, aid in staff training, and complete written evaluation of their work performance in coordination with the Program Director.Conduct routine classroom observations to ensure staff are meeting the goals of the programContinually promote the values of inclusion and equity among all participants.Responsible for supervising and demonstrating the ability to set and maintain limits for children using positive reinforcement. Treat all children with dignity and respect.
Plan, implement and attend appealing and meaningful programs and events for parents and/or families on a regular basis; provide an ongoing network (formal and informal) of support for program parents including distribution of a monthly program newsletter/calendar.Promote a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others. Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor and appropriate staff at all levels of the YMCA. Attend staff meetings as required.Supervise proper maintenance of classroom equipment, cleanup of work and play areas and inventory and ordering of classroom supplies and snacks.Participate and volunteer in the YMCA annual fund-raising campaign. Campaigns may include site event fundraisers and Y fundraising events.Act as a professional role model. Maintain good public relations with parents and the larger Y community. Understand that you represent the YMCA and maintain a positive disposition, demeanor and attire.
Continually enhance professional development through workshops, educational courses and/or appropriate reading material/ Licensing requires the completion of a minimum of 20 hours training per year relevant to the care of children 0-5.Other duties as assigned including but not limited to; staff scheduling, staff meetings, payroll, continuing BrightStars standards and qualifications of programs etc.

Engaging Community-Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Ys work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit.
Inclusion-Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence.
Communication - Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience. Understands and expertly utilizes current methods of communication
Critical Thinking & Decision Making- Integrates logic, intuition, and sound judgment to analyze information to identify greatest opportunities, make sound decisions, and solve problems.
Program Management-Ensures programs or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.
Emotional Maturity-Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.
Developing Self & Others- Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
Change Capacity-Leads self and others through change by navigating ambiguity appropriately and adapting well to new situations, obstacles, and opportunities.
Quality Results-Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides evidenced-based quality experiences.
Innovation-Participates in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the Ys mission and work.

Must be at least 21 years of age.Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.Positive role model with strong leadership, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of the Early Childhood Care Program.
Certifications required before working with children: Child Abuse Prevention Training, New Employee Orientation, all RI DHS licensing requirements.Certifications required within the first 60 days of hire: YMCA approved basic lifesaving skills such as CPR, First Aid, AED, and Emergency Oxygen, RI DHS Pre-service Health & Safety Training. This position must have the ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

Minimum of Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field, such as child development, elementary education or special education;
At least 1 year of supervised teaching experience in a licensed/approved early childhood programRIELDS Foundations Certified and completes the following training within 90 days of hire; RIELDS Infant and Toddler Classrooms: The Instructional Cycle Virtual, RIDE Child Assessment Modules, Curriculum Modifications Modules, Developing a Standard of Care for Your Outdoor Space, Learning Environment Training: ITERS-3 Overview Module, Supporting Social and Emotional Development Modules, Executive Function Skills in Early Childhood: The Basics Module

Work is performed in a fast-paced school environment. Position requires attending meetings at different off-site locations.Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise childrens activities.Visual acuity is required for reading computer screens and/or documents and making changes as necessary/required.This job requires high levels of alertness and concentration. This position requires analytical abilities and multitasking in order to identify problems and recommend solutions.This job requires accuracy and attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills, while maintaining high levels of initiative in order to work within deadlines.Occasional stooping and bending with regular lifting of up to 20 pounds is required.The incumbent must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time, and the ability to manipulate keyboards, telephone keypads, and writing utensils is essential.

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