Preschool Director

Published on 04/08/2024West Valley Christian Preschool - West Hills, CA
$55000-70000 per yearFull Time


Are you a visionary leader ready to transform a great preschool into something truly extraordinary? We are seeking an exceptional Preschool Director to join West Valley Christian Preschool and elevate us from being merely great to becoming one of the best in Southern California!


General Responsibilities:

1. Leadership:

Provide visionary leadership to the preschool, ensuring alignment with Christian teachings and integration of faith-based principles into the curriculum.

Provide leadership and mentorship to teachers and teacher aides, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.

Maintain records relevant to school administration, including staff personnel records as mandated by Title 22.

Prepare job descriptions, conduct interviews for staff vacancies, and manage staff absences while adhering to required ratios.

Organize orientation at the start of the year to familiarize staff with school policies.

2. Operations:

Oversee day-to-day operations to ensure compliance with state regulations, manage staffing needs, and maintain appropriate ratios.

Address problems or conflicts related to school administration, including issues involving children, staff, or parents.

Establish and maintain the arrangement, appearance, and learning environment in classrooms and throughout the preschool.

Define policies regarding admissions, attendance, tuition, and educational goals.

Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills and effective communication with parents and staff through various forms of correspondence.

Plan the yearly calendar of holidays, chapel services, special programs, and supervise all events.

Manage the school budget, handle equipment and supply purchases, arrange repairs, collect fees, and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

Implement and maintain illness and safety programs for students, playgrounds, and classrooms. Conduct monthly fire drills as mandated.

Plan and oversee the snack and lunch programs in coordination with the lunch coordinator.

3.  Curriculum Development:

Develop and implement age-appropriate, faith-based curriculum aligned with developmental milestones and Christian values.  Regularly assess students development to ensure seamless transition into WVCS Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten.  Be sure to align curriculum so that it prepares teachers, parents and students for Academic Rigor for the following year.

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