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Preschool Extended Program Coordinator

Preschool Extended Program Coordinator

(Hours: 11:30 – 6 pm, Monday - Friday, full time during summer and vacation camps)

Summary

Children’s Day School (CDS) in San Francisco seeks a dynamic leader for its preschool after school program, and preschool summer and vacation camps. Reporting to the Early Childhood Program Director and the Extended Program Director, the Coordinator is responsible for managing the extended program, preschool camps, and leading the afternoon teaching staff in providing a developmentally appropriate preschool program for a mixed-age program (ages 3-5). To learn more about CDS, visit our website at www.cds-sf.org.

 

CDS is located on a beautiful, secluded half-acre in the Mission near Dolores Park. Our after school program employs the use of indoor bungalows, wood chips area and climbing structure, farm and garden (featuring six chickens and two sheep!), and a preschool yard with sandbox, mud kitchen, water, and tricycles.

 

Responsibilities

Team

Hire, lead, and manage the early childhood after school team and liaise with the school day teaching team. Collaborate, problem-solve and communicate with school day teaching team members, Early Childhood Program Director, and Extended Program Director.

Assist Extended Program Director with leading and managing the early childhood summer program and holiday camps. Assist with hiring and managing teams of preschool camp teachers. Collaborate with extended program administration to...

  • Market preschool camps
  • Manage registration and billing
  • Plan snack and program supplies
  • Manage preschool summer camp budget

Curriculum

Manage, plan and implement an exciting, challenging, child-centered and developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum for the extended program.

Children

Encourage children to take initiative to solve problems and pursue their own educational interests. Help children think, investigate and ask questions as part of the educational process. Strive to meet each child’s individual needs.

Families

Support a physically and emotionally safe environment that nurtures and facilitates the development of both children and families. Collaborate with families toward their child’s success.

Camps

Work with the Extended Program Director to plan and staff school vacation, and summer camps.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or in a related field.
  • Lead a team of preschool extended program teachers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Apply an understanding of the developmental stages of children to planning the schedule, activities and overall program as well as when observing and working with individual children.
  • Model behavior and language that supports our mission and our program.
  • Display excellent rapport with children and families and channel difficult communications through the Head Teacher.
  • Express the desire and ability to take on increasing responsibility in the classroom and the CDS community, and to participate generously.
  • Display a passion for progressive education, learning and a commitment to
  • personal-professional growth.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Keep classroom, storage areas, bathrooms and outside areas neat and orderly.
  • Work effectively with children, families, and staff of diverse backgrounds and family structures.
  • Communicate and problem-solve with the school day teaching staff about students and families.
  • Be proficient in technology: email, word processing, billing software, photos, etc. Comfort with blogging a plus.

Requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a CA Child Development Site Supervisor permit
  • Meet licensing experience requirements (i.e. have worked at least three hours/day for 50 days in an early childhood setting within the last two years).
  • 2 + years of relevant experience
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs (the weight of the average preschool child)

Compensation

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered including medical, dental and vision insurance and a retirement plan.

CDS is a racially and ethnically diverse community and we seek the same in our faculty and staff.

Apply

To apply, visit http://www.cds-sf.org or call 415-861-5432 ex.349 if you have any questions

 

 

 

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