The Preschool at Temple Emanuel in Andover, MA provides a safe and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to explore and learn about themselves, others and the world around them. Rooted in a rich, developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum, our program incorporates the core values of our synagogue, commitment to Jewish culture and inclusion from all backgrounds. Candidates should have a love for working with young children as well as an ability to engage and communicate effectively with parents and teachers to create a family-community. The Preschool at Temple Emanuel follows a team-teaching approach where all classroom teachers collaborate with one another. Our half-day Preschool program has approximately 115 children enrolled, and we offer extended day options to our families. In addition, we offer a toddler classroom for children ages 20 months to 2 years 8 months.
Create a safe and nurturing environment where every child, parent and teacher is treated with respect and dignity.
Oversee the daily operations of the Preschool.
Lead, supervise, and act as a role model to our outstanding teaching teams through effective communication and collaboration.
Implement Preschool policies and procedures.
Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns.
Provide assistance and support to teachers and parents when a classroom function concern is observed.
Establish enrollment processes that ensure children are enrolled efficiently and appropriately, acclimate smoothly into their classroom and monitor to ensure their success.
Review important decisions in regard to finances and operations with the Preschool Board Committee, which is part of the Temple Emanuel Board of Governors, and be governed by the Temple policies and procedures.
Oversee EEC licensing
Prepare and manage budgets, including setting salaries and tuition rates.
Market the Preschool effectively to the community.
Remain current on issues and trends to innovate new programs to meet the needs of Preschool families.
Participate in local early childhood professional groups.
MA degree required in Early Childhood or a related field
Director experience preferred
Meet Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Director II certification
Meet the Infant/Toddler Teacher certification requirements by start of the 2019-2020 school year
3-5 years early childhood classroom experience
Solid understanding of EEC licensing standards
Strong knowledge of Jewish holidays, traditions and values
Effective organizational, time management and multitasking skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Materials to submit:
Director II Certification
Writing Prompt: As part of the application process, please answer the following writing prompt (maximum 500 words):
Our Preschool Director is leaving after a longstanding time in the community. As the incoming Preschool Director who is new to this role, please write a letter to introduce yourself to the parents and teachers that includes your vision and goals for the school community.
Please submit these materials to email@example.com no later than March 18, 2019 for consideration.
About The Preschool at Temple Emanuel
For more than 35 years, The Preschool at Temple Emanuel has provided children meaning and joy through play. We create an environment that encourages children to learn through discovery. Our commitment to this growth is seen in our rich, developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum. We provide experiences for children that promote learning in the academic domains of literacy, math and science as well as the more traditional early learning areas of cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language development. We meet all children at their own developmental level, nurture their growth and foster excitement of their discoveries.