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Pre-K School Manager (Early Childhood Education Support Supervisor)
Job Code:2018-ADMIN-014
Location:Suffolk - Executive Court Center
FT/PT Status:Regular Full-time

Job Responsibilities:



The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.

The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.

This position is responsible for supervising and participating in the operations of an assigned Early Childhood Education site.





  • Supervises and monitors the work of all site personnel; conducts staff orientation and training; monitors and approves time clock entries; conducts annual performance evaluations.


  • Ensures compliance with all relevant local, state and federal standards.


  • Supervises the maintenance of student files and records.


  • Reviews teachers' weekly lesson plans.


  • Coordinates annual hearing screenings.


  • Plans and coordinates center events and field trips.


  • Ensures building compliance with all local, state and federal requirements; coordinates building maintenance and repairs as needed.


  • Supervises the recruitment and training of volunteers.


  • Supervises the development and implementation of special programs.


  • Attends Lead Teacher and Site Supervisor meetings.


  • Performs the duties of a Lead Teacher as assigned.


  • Directs child registration and parent orientation functions.


  • Assists in the implementation of behavior management programs.


  • Orders supplies and materials.


  • Performs related duties.






Job Qualifications:





  • Knowledge of child development and early childhood education principles.


  • Knowledge of curriculum development principles.


  • Knowledge of effective teaching strategies.


  • Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance principles.


  • Knowledge of accreditation and licensing standards and processes.


  • Knowledge of learner assessment principles.



  • Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.


  • Skill in the development and delivery of instruction to children.


  • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.


  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.


  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Site Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.




Guidelines include state licensing guidelines, Head Start regulations, Health Department standards, the employee handbook, and Children's Center policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 




  • The work consists of varied management and supervisory duties. The variety of tasks to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.


  • The work consists of related instructional and child-care duties. The unique needs of each child contribute to the complexity of the position.


  • The purpose of this position is to participate in the teaching of children. Success in this position results in the efficient and effective provision of programming to children.


  • The purpose of this position is to supervise the operations of an assigned Early Childhood Education Program site. Success in this position results in the efficient and effective provision of programming to children.


  • Must be familiar with all backgrounds of families in the program ((Reference Head Start Performance Standards 1304.52).






  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other agency personnel, children, parents, representatives of state agencies, and members of the general public.


  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.




  • The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.


  • The work is typically performed in a classroom and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to contagious or infectious diseases. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.




    This position has direct supervision over assigned personnel.




  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and extensive experience in service for children and families. Must have training and experience in areas that include: Theories and principles of child growth and development. Early Childhood Education. Family support (Reference Head Start Performance Standards 1304.52(d)(1)).


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work.  Must be willing to obtain Infant and Toddler CDA within one year of employment or have equivalent competencies within current course work.


  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.


  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment used.


  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communication, and interpersonal relation; and (Reference Head Start Performance Standards 1304.52(b)(4)).


  • Must have access to a car and valid Driver’s License.


  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification, Food Handlers Certification, Medication Administer Training and HIPPA Training.