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Education Director Job Description


At Academic Explorers, we put the C.H.I.L.D. F.I.R.S.T. We value Consistency, Health & Safety, Integrity, Learning, Diversity, Family, Innovation, Respect, Service, and Teamwork.


We are seeking an Education Director to join our team. The Education Director is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of a stimulating program and curriculum that promotes the social, emotional, and physical development of each child enrolled in our program. The development of these activities within the program and/or curriculum must align with the New York State Early Learning Guidelines (ELG), the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC), and/or the New York State Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure adaquet supervision of children to maintain the overall health, safety, and well-being of each child in our care.

  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and assistants in order to coordinate instructional efforts.

  • Maintain records on each child’s attendance, progress, and development for the purpose of planning and compliance with the ELG, PKFCC, or CCSS as assigned.

  • Participate in and conduct staff meetings, center activities, and staff development.

  • Conduct appropriate developmental screenings for children when assigned.

  • Review the progress of each child and developing plans to promote each child’s progress.

  • Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline.

  • Establish a positive professional relationship and open line of appropriate communication with each child’s family and share information about the child’s day at the center.

  • Plan and implement the daily program of activities based on principles of child development and in accordance with the class’ curriculum and State standards/goals.

  • Assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and reinforce learning concepts.

  • Report to the Director and enforce administration policies and rules governing students.

  • Organize and label materials and equipment.

  • Provide the appropriate additional physical assistance and/or lesson differentiation to students with special needs.

  • Update each child’s daily report using the center’s daily reporting system or logs.

  • Complete incident reports to notify children’s families of incidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur at the center.

  • Undergo ongoing training as assigned or approved by administration and/or the center Director.

  • Must be able to lift up to 25-30 pound children and objects.

  • Must be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children’s health and safety.

  • Supervise Lead, Assistant, and Floater teachers that are working in the classrooms.

  • Supervise other Teachers in the development and implementation of their curriculum.

  • Report to the Owner on the progress of the curriculum development and implementation in all programs.



  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field required.

  • NYS Certification for Early Childhood Education required.

  • Minimum one year of child care experience required.

  • Must demonstrate experience and interest in working with young children, parents, and with a team of educators.

  • Must have effective, appropriate, and strong communication skills (orally and written).

  • Must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English. Bilingual (Spanish and English) is a plus.


Academic Explorers is committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Starting salary: $58,500 - $64,000 annually


Academic Explorers is committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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