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Program Director - Extended Day

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Washington D.C., DC, USA

The Program Director position is a critically important one within Wonders as the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day program operations at one of our Early Learning + Extended Day programs. The Program Director represents Wonders to the children, families and community served and has the responsibility for directing the Wonders program staff in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for the participating children.

In addition, the Program Director will provide thought leadership to the Program staff through in-service training, on-going professional development and career development opportunities.

A critical aspect of this position is developing and maintaining communications with families and staff. Families, in particular, must be fully informed of Program activities and special events. Families will be welcomed in the Program and the classroom at all times.

The Program Director will implement all Wonders policies, procedures and practices in an efficient and thorough manner and will be involved in the development of those policies.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of curriculum
  • Supervise and lead staff
  • Participate in recruitment activities
  • Order and maintain adequate program and office supplies and resources
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff, parents, and community representatives
  • Organize and maintain filing systems including children and staff files
  • Conduct open houses and other community outreach activities
  • Complete all enrollment and re-enrollment processes
  • Assist families with scholarship or other tuition support applications
  • Collect all deposits, fees and tuitions
  • Ensure the program meets all state licensing requirements
  • Aid in establishing and/or maintaining accreditation
  • Attend a minimum of 24 hours of staff training yearly (MSDE/OCC approved for MD staff)
  • Maintain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification
  • Establish and nurture partnership with families
  • Recognize and report signs of illness, child abuse and safety hazard to appropriate authorities
  • Become familiar with and abide by all Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, including those in the staff handbook, parent handbook and terms of employment
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned
  • BA or BS degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience
  • Preference will be given to previous experience as a Program Director
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun

Salary ranges from $51,000 – 61,000/annually commensurate with education and experience.

Organization Info

Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day

Bethesda, MD
51-200 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

To create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that teach children the foundations of life-long learning and social responsibility.


Extended Day Programs

The extended day program offers a time for children to finish homework, read, play or create art. The curriculum is built on these learning areas: language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, personal and social development, physical development and the arts.

Why Work For Us?: 

We are proud of the teachers at Wonders who are highly qualified and come from diverse cultural backgrounds and varied work experiences.  Our teachers are creative, mindful, and energetic. Each are required to participate in professional development through the Wonders Professional Development Consortium. Many are also pursuing advanced child development and education degrees. We recognize their dedication to professionalism by providing a stimulating working environment with competitive salary and benefits packages. Our commitment to the quality of our team has resulted in a highly satisfied staff and low turnover.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 5 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 5 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day