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Director of Early Childhood Education
Commonpoint Queens - Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362

Principal Responsibilities:

Commonpoint Queens' mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.

Statement of the Job

Commonpoint Queens is seeking a visionary, theoretically sound educator to become the Director of Early Childhood Education who will build upon our high level of quality and success. The Director will possess creativity, energy, passion, and strong management skills to actively promote a comfortable and nurturing environment where every child, teacher, and family is treated with dignity and respect in a friendly, personalized manner. In our 0-3 programming, Jewish holidays and weekly Shabbat are important components of the curriculum. Our 4 year old program is funded by the NYC Department of Education, and adheres to NYC curriculum requirements and guidelines. In a typical school year, the school hosts three UPK classrooms and three to four nursery school classrooms.

Our Early Childhood Center Philosophy and Goals:

Our Preschool/Toddler Program provides developmentally appropriate opportunities for children to socialize and learn together. Our primary objective is to foster the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of each child. Our child-centered curriculum is built upon observing and understanding each child's individual skill and interest level, and basing the curriculum on those observations. We encourage curiosity and enthusiasm through exploration and discovery. Our nurturing atmosphere allows for the development of self-confidence, self-respect and concern for others. Additionally, through play, children learn the values of friendship, honesty, sharing responsibility, and cooperation. We strive to prepare children with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter their next stage of development and education with confidence and an enthusiasm for learning.

The Early Childhood Director's main responsibilities include:

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Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Agency Information:

Commonpoint Queens is a non-profit, multi service agency with a flagship site in Forest Hills and 33 additional sites throughout the community that provides a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.