Olympic View Friends is a childcare and learning center that has
been operating in the NE Tacoma area since 1969. We are licensed
for 75 children and employ 19 staff. We currently have a Director
of Ministry & Administration and are looking for a Director of
Education & Planning to add to our team. We highly value the
diverse cultural backgrounds in our team, viewing these differences
as great strengths and sources for creativity. We aim for an
inclusive work environment that recognizes and values our
differences with dignity and respect.
Duties Develop curriculum that meets the learning goals of the
center and supports cognitive development of the children.
Work with Teachers to develop lesson plans; ensure they have
access to appropriate materials.
Review Teacher notes and comments and make suggestions for
Collaborate with Teachers to prepare means of sharing curriculum
Identify educational opportunities to further develop skills of
Stay abreast of new developments in early learning curricula;
introduce curricula improvements.
Follow all center policies and state regulations.
Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure
continuous quality improvement.
Help with hiring/orientation of new employees
Give tours to new families interested in our Center
Ability to substitute in classrooms when necessary
Maintain communications with parents of current and prospective
students through direct conversation, newsletters and parent
handbook; implement community outreach activities to maintain and
promote positive community relationships.
Requirements Minimum of 3 years experience in early childhood
setting; significant curriculum development.
Strong understanding of child development.
Ability to work well with others and to foster a team
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Must clear full background check.
CPR/First Aid and BBP
Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in early childhood
education or related field of study with a minimum of 45 credits in
ECE. (CDA or equivalent accepted)
Nice To Haves Early Achievers experience
ECERS & ITERS knowledge
50% Health insurance with an increase after 6 months to 75%