The purpose of this position is to lead and oversee Mission Hills Church Preschool in administrating an early childhood education program together with biblical Christian teachings in accordance with the Church's calling, commitments and practices. Other duties include assisting in classes as needed, determining budget and financial responsibilities, and working cooperatively with and at the direction of the Senior Pastors and Board of Elders. The further purpose of this position is to develop, implement, and maintain a loving and caring environment and ministry to preschool families of MHC and our community.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
A. Responsible for the leadership, supervision and oversight of an early childhood education program together with biblical Christian teachings. The Director will be responsible for abiding by all California State Licensing requirements for a Childcare Facility.
B. Responsible to recruit, hire, train, direct and evaluate teachers who will develop and implement a learning experience that includes early childhood education and reflects the calling, commitments and practices of the Church.
C. Works to establish and maintain an annual budget for the Preschool. The Director will be responsible for the collection of all the appropriate fees required to attend the Preschool.
D. Ensures that each child receives a balanced and appropriate learning experience that reflects biblical teaching and employs a developmentally appropriate pedagogy.
E. Takes pride in making sure that every child and family served by the Preschool is treated responsibly and with respect and dignity no matter their age, marital status, spiritual maturity or race.
F. Ensures that the Preschool and its teachers develop appropriate relationships with each child and family in attendance through formal conferences and informal interaction.
G. Maintains all required and appropriate records for State licenses.
H. Guides the Preschool Staff in maintaining a stimulating, clean, and safe learning environment.
I. Leads regular Preschool Staff meetings.
J. Maintains accurate records of the appropriate health history, allergies and limitations of each child served.
K. Ensures that all emergency and medical equipment and updated emergency action are in place, practiced, and all Preschool Staff is trained on the emergency drills and procedures.
L. Works with Church's Children's Director and Children's Staff to make sure all supplies and class room equipment is adequately maintained and room setups are appropriately coordinated.
M. Makes sure that each child and family served by the Preschool has the opportunity to hear about and experience the truth of God's Word and His love for them.