Are you looking for a rewarding career in early childhood education? Are you ready to be a role model and make a difference in the lives of children? Are you compassionate, collaborative and looking to form lasting relationships with children, colleagues and families? If so, The Goddard School could be the right fit for you! We are currently looking for an experienced Education Director and an Assistant Director.
Build Your Career With An Award-Winning Pre-School
The Goddard School is a premier preschool that offers the best preparation for social, physical and academic success for children 6 weeks to 6 years. Our renowned curriculum and philosophy are inspired by Piaget and Erikson and focuses on play-based learning. We attract and retain the best educators by providing them a supportive & collaborative culture and the tools they need to be successful in their respective roles.
Opportunity abounds as our company operates two prestigious schools in Sumner County, TN: Gallatin (Kennesaw Farms) and Hendersonville (Indian Lake Village). At The Goddard School, children are provided a fun learning environment where our motto is "Learning for Fun, Learning for Life!" We work hard to instill a love for learning in children that will continue well beyond their years with us. Our leadership team at The Goddard School is responsible for managing our quality program and ensuring that curriculum standards are being met, teachers are supported, our families are always welcomed, and children are thriving.
This is a salaried position with bonus opportunities. This position has a competitive compensation package which includes benefits, including health insurance, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid holidays, paid time off, tuition discounts and more.
A Director must meet the qualifications of the state of TN and those set forth in the National Standards for Hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:
Previous management experience in a licensed childcare facility or experience managing faculty/staff
Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations Educational Qualifications
All candidates, including those who wish to be considered for the position of Director or Assistant Director, must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development and management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework, including 12 hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8, and management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool.
An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1 and 1 year of experience (1560 clock hours)2 working in a licensed childcare center or preschool and 1 year of management experience.
An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8, and 2 years (3120 clock hours) 2 of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience.
A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential, and an additional 12 semester hours or continuing education units in courses related to young children birth to age 8, and 2 years (3120 clock hours) of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience.
About The Goddard School
The Goddard School is dedicated to providing children with the best preparation for social and academic success. Not your average childcare facility, The Goddard School uses the most current, proven methods to ensure children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Goddard School preschool classrooms also feature diverse learning programs such as foreign languages, yoga, world cultures, manners and computer skills, programs that most childcare centers do not offer.