At Corning Children’s Center we know that our staff is doing the most important work in the world – building young children’s bodies and brains. We are early childhood educators and caregivers; professionals whose interests, curiosity, knowledge, caring and inspiration create a stimulating, appropriate, individualized learning environment.
Each room has a full-time Lead Teacher and Teacher and a minimum of two part-time teacher assistants.
Lead Teachers and Teachers are expected to:
- Create a standard of excellence in the provision of care and education to the children and families in the team’s care and provide a model of professionalism to others in the field.
- Work in partnership with the classroom staff to create a stimulating, developmentally appropriate environment designed to meet each child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs within the context of a group care setting.
- Lead Teachers and Teachers are expected to have a college degree. A B.A./B.S. in Early Childhood/Development or a related field is preferred. An A.A./A.S. or C.D.A. with relevant experience will be considered.
- A minimum of two years successful teaching in the field of regulated full-time childcare and supervisory experience are expected for Lead Teacher roles.
Teacher Assistants are part time members of the team and are expected to:
- Work in partnership with the classroom team to create a stimulating, developmentally appropriate environment designed to meet each child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs within the context of a group care setting. They are expected to be willing learners as they work to deepen their skills in working with young children.
- Part-time schedules are designed to allow Teacher Assistants to go to school and work at the same time so that they can deepen their skills and gain the credentials required for full-time work at the Center.
- Minimum schooling is a high school degree or equivalent with strong preference given to individuals who have experience working with young children in a group care setting.
The Leadership Team is comprised of:
- The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the program and works in collaboration with various community partners, the board, volunteers and funders to meet the program’s mission.
- The Development Director’s main responsibilities include fundraising, public relations, marketing, and event planning.
- The Finance Director has responsibility for all aspects of the financial life of the program as well as benefits administration.
- The Operations Director is responsible for keeping the business side of the Center going smoothly. He or she also manages vendor relations, chairs the Health & Safety Committee and is our “go to person” on issues related to the facility.
- The Program Director is responsible for oversight of all classroom programming. Responsibilities include staff selection, quality assurance, and supervision of the Age Level Specialists, as well as, the Preschool and Pre-K age level.
- Two Age Level Specialists are responsible for all aspects of classroom programming at their age level. Responsibilities include program oversight, quality assurance, supervision, training and enrollment.
- The Special Needs Consultant/Administrative Assistant provides support to the Directors, is responsible for security and client/public interactions and offers consultation to classroom staff and families when there is concern about a child’s development.
- Administrative Assistant interacts with the program’s families, staff and public, while providing security for the building and providing secretarial, clerical and receptionist duties.
JOB REQUIREMENTS are specific to each position.