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Hours Full-time
Location Clearwater, Florida

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Assistant Directors at The Learning Experience play a vital role in our mission to make a difference in the lives of children, their families, and the communities we serve. They are essential leaders who support the Center Director in creating a nurturing and educational environment. The Assistant Director serves as a bridge between the Lead Teachers and the Center Director, ensuring that the center operates smoothly and efficiently.

***MUST HAVE DIRECTORS CREDENTIAL OR PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN COURSES FOR CREDENTIAL.

Compensation: 


  • Based on education, qualifications and experience. 

Core Attributes:


  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrate strong leadership abilities with the capability to guide and support Lead Teachers and other staff members.
  • Commitment to Early Education: Share a deep passion for early childhood education and a dedication to meeting the developmental needs of children.
  • Team Player: Collaborate effectively with colleagues and the Center Director to achieve enrollment, retention, and engagement goals.
  • Organizational Skills: Possess excellent organizational and multitasking abilities to manage various aspects of center operations.
Role Responsibilities:


  1. Support Center Director: Assist the Center Director in managing daily operations, including staff scheduling, enrollment, and curriculum planning.
  2. Staff Development: Mentor and guide Lead Teachers, providing support and feedback to enhance their professional growth.
  3. Curriculum Oversight: Ensure the effective implementation of our proprietary L.E.A.P. Curriculum®, working closely with Lead Teachers to adapt it to individual child needs.
  4. Safety and Compliance: Prioritize the safety and well-being of children, ensuring adherence to state and federal guidelines.
  5. Parent Communication: Collaborate with Lead Teachers to keep parents informed about their child's progress and maintain open lines of communication.
  6. Problem-Solving: Address any challenges within the center, offering creative solutions and maintaining a positive atmosphere.
Qualifications:


  • Educational Background: Meet state-specific guidelines for the role. A bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field is preferred. 
  • Experience: Possess extensive experience in a childcare setting, including leadership roles. Strong knowledge of early childhood education principles is essential.
  • State Compliance: Comply with state-specific requirements and regulations.
  • Leadership Skills: Exhibit strong leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and empower staff.
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective collaboration with staff and parents.
  • Administrative Skills: Proficiency in administrative tasks, including record-keeping, scheduling, and center management.
  • Physical Resilience: Be physically capable of performing essential job functions, including lifting, standing for extended periods, and maintaining alertness.