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23 Apr 2022

Full-Time Child Care Program Director 2

ymcapkc Tacoma, Washington, United States

Job Description

Are you a passionate, caring leader looking to foster cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development for school-aged children? We are looking for cause-driven leaders who model values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring; who are ready to be invested in and grow, to take a risk and be stretched; and who want a job that is not transactional, but transformational.

As the Child Care Program Director, you will provide leadership, direction, and vision to the day-to-day operations of childcare sites. You will manage child care programs that serve our community with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop interests and talents with a focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement so that children have fun, grow and thrive in our care.

If hired for this position you will plan, develop, administer and evaluate off-site before-and-after school child care. You will provide leadership and direction for staff and children, ensure positive communication with parents, children, schools, and other staff, practice risk management, and develop positive community relations.

You will be able to promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety, and our YMCA values which include implementation of proximity praise, specific action compliments, and our 8 Points of Leadership. You will help in providing balanced recreation, education, and character development by designing, implementing, and evaluating enriched activities full of fun and friendship.

In this position, you will be able to use your skills to:
Build collaboration

  • Support relationship with school staff and parents.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Support branch-wide communication standards and systems.

Make great decisions

  • Ensure all sites are providing high-quality care following curriculum on a daily basis.
  • Ensure all Child Care sites maintain Washington State Child Care Licensing and designated staffing ratios at all times while communicating and maintaining a healthy relationship with DEL.
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, and direct staff and volunteers as needed.

Provide quality results

  • Compile program statistics.  Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in the program.
  • Supervise and support Lead Teacher in developing skills and assist in the supervision of Before & After School Teachers.
  • Support efforts to manage the approved budget.

Be innovative

  • Establish new program activities and expand programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • May develop or assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, organize and schedule program registrations.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate programs, activities, and events.

Are you a good fit?

  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You have two years of full-time leadership experience.
  • You have 30 or more college quarter credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and Elementary Education or the equivalent educational background in courses relating to early learning or child development.
  • You have experience in the development, delivery, and management of childcare programs or equivalent, with a full understanding of childcare regulations and licensing requirements.
  • You enjoy working with school-aged children and diverse populations.

Starting Wage: $21.47+ per hour, depending on qualifications

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision benefits package, Retirement Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Life and Long Term Disability benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Leave Plan (ELP), a family membership to the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, training and professional education, YMCA program and merchandise discounts (up to 50%), employee referral bonus program, the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan and more!

Hours:  Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Location: Tacoma, WA


Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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