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Early Childhood Learning Center Director
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Principal Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include the development and administration of all early childhood programming at the Barbara and Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center. The PBG ECLC Director develops, inspires, implements, and leads a program rooted in best practices in Early Childhood Education, while integrating ideals from a variety of educational philosophies, frameworks, principles, and values. Through strategic thinking, direction, and mentoring, the PBG ECLC Director must effectively supervise all aspects of implementing the vision of the program which include managing and leading the entire Early Childhood department while focusing on the following: program and curriculum development, staff supervision and development, relationships with parents, families and administration. The PBG ECLC Director is also responsible for the oversite of the schools licensing and personnel files to ensure they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by regulatory agencies. Work is supervised by the Chief Executive Officer on a limited basis, as necessary. Work schedule is generally 40 hours during each work week Monday - Friday with occasional evening or weekend work as directed by work schedule, programs and deadlines. Travel between JCC locations may be required.


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Agency Information:

It's an exciting time to be a part of the Mandel JCC! Aside from the gorgeous weather and beautiful beaches, the Mandel JCC has plans for significant growth and success under the leadership of a brand new CEO. One of the key areas of growth will be in our Kay Early Childhood Learning Center in Palm Beach Gardens. Already a leader in its field, the school was nominated as one of the top preschools in Palm Beach County in 2019.

The Kay Early Childhood Learning Center is part of an expansive facility equipped with a heated outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds, indoor gymnasium, gymnastics and dance studios, and an indoor children's play area and kitchen. It focuses on welcoming children and their families into a quality educational experience based on Jewish values. Children are encouraged to develop as individuals as well as members of the Jewish community. The young family population in the area is growing fast and the center is expected to follow suit!