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Spanish Immersion Childcare Program Manager (Ages 0-4)

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Excel Academy Charter Schools


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Published 17 days ago

Organization Overview

Founded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children’s ability to succeed in high school, college, and beyond is not determined by zip code. We have grown from one school serving approximately 200 students to a network of four schools serving more than 1,300 students, and our purpose and theory of change remains consistent: we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change his/her life trajectory. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

After 8 years of operating a small single-site middle school in East Boston, Excel was designated a “Proven Provider” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and granted two additional charters to serve middle school students. After four more successful years, Excel Academy Charter High School opened in 2015. In June 2019, we cheered on our first senior class as they became the first cohort to receive high school diplomas from Excel.


About the Role

Excel Academy is planning to open an on-site daycare for newborns/infants/toddlers of Excel staff and faculty in the Spring/Summer of 2021. As Founding Childcare Program Manager, you will prepare for the program's launch in collaboration with Excel staff, and manage all aspects of the program once it is up and running. You will maintain a safe environment and support each child in their educational and social-emotional growth. This role includes both administrative management of the program and directly providing childcare to children. Specific responsibilities include, but may not limited to:

Serve as a Childcare Provider:

  • Provide equitable care in a Spanish immersion program for a range of children ages 0-4;
  • Create and maintain a warm. safe, and positive environment that encourages learning and socialization;
  • Engage children in active conflict management and address behavior issues in a positive manner; and
  • Establish and foster positive relationships with children in care and their parent(s)/guardian(s).

Manage the Daycare Program:

  • Develop, lead and manage programming and activities;
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the day, including daily schedule, activities, snacks & meals (including feeding infants/babies), hand washing, diapering/toileting needs;
  • Ensure that policies, procedures, and practices adhere to EEC regulations for the safety and wellbeing of children;
  • Establish daily communication and written records for parents/guardians of children in care, including a brief daily written report for each child documenting activities, incidents/injuries, concerns, etc.;
  • Implement system of student registration and attendance, including implementation and tracking of a parent/guardian check-in and check-out system to ensure child safety; and
  • Manage the organization, cleanliness, and maintenance needs of the childcare space.

Manage the Daycare Staff:

  • Serve as the direct supervisor for 1-3 teaching associates
  • Develop a supportive staff culture to nurture staff growth, allow for staff to voice concerns, and establish collective accountability
  • Coordinate and/or lead staff training for 1-3 teaching associates

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Early Childhood or related field preferred
  • Demonstrate a passion for working with infants/toddlers
  • Knowledge of best practices early child development/care 
  • Experience with supervision of childcare staff 
  • At least 2 years of childcare experience
  • Ability to work independently and remain organized in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts EEC guidelines 
  • Infant/Child First Aid/CPR certification


Organization Overview

Founded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children’s ability to succeed in high school, college, and beyond…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Benefits

Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.

Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish Fluency required

Spanish Fluency required

Location

Boston, MA

How to Apply

Please visit our website to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit our list of current career opportunities to submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Excel Academy Charter Schools is committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the community that we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose experiences share important points of intersection with those of our students. Staff who demonstrate fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic will also receive additional compensation.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Please visit our website to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit our list of current career opportunities to submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they…

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