New Einsteins Academy - program director Resume Example

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Jonathan Evans
Professional Summary
Dedicated, driven and accomplished daycare center director with over three years of experience in childcare services, directing curriculum planning, staffing and quality improvement measures across all core functions. Strengths in strategic planning, DCFS licensing and daycare program development. Strong problem solving, project management and organizational skills accompanied by excellent communication and interpersonal abilities when conversing with children, staff members and parents.Accustomed to working efficiently within high-pressure and fast-paced environments. Proficient in Microsoft Office products and Adobe Editor.
  • Administration and Management
  • Strong Leadership
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Excellent Interpersonal Communication 
  • Multicultural Understanding
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Fluent in Russian and Ukrainian 
  • CPR, First Aid and FoodServe Certification
program director, preschool and daycare center 09/2011 to Present
New Einsteins Academy Chicago, IL
Staff Management
  • Develop job descriptions, staff responsibilities and employee handbook.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff, and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
  • Execute staffing plan and maintain vacation records and personnel records to ensure guidelines for ratios of staff to student are met at all times.
  • Plan, develop, schedule, and provide in-service training and annual evaluations of child care staff.
  • Ensure that problems and conflicts encountered by staff are resolved in a friendly manner.
  • Visit classrooms, observe teaching methods and examine learning materials.
  • Work actively with teachers to develop and maintain high curriculum standards.  

Parental Communication and Involvement 

  • Serve as the 'face' of the school, managing communication with parents and the community and maintaining rapport with parents.
  • Handle tours and meet with parents of prospective students to determine whether the school is a good fit for the family.
  • Conduct program registration, and maintain appropriate waiting lists.
  • Maintain accurate records on children enrolled in the program to include their development, attendance, immunization and general health.
  • Develop policies for the school and communicate the policies to parents.
  • Confer with parents to discuss educational activities and policies, and students' behavioral or learning problems.  

Program Development

  • Develop educational programs that adhere to child care standards and ensure that it complies with state and federal requirements.
  • Monitor students' progress and discuss improvement action plan with teachers and families.
  • Assist staff in writing curriculum and planning age appropriate lessons for children and schedule activities that coordinate with lesson plans.
  • Research and schedule extra curricula activities to support and enhance the existing curriculum.  

Facilities management

  • Maintain safety standards, ensuring the quality and variety of food and providing a clean environment for students.
  • Ensure physical facilities comply with local, state and federal laws and are a safe and appropriate environment for children.
  • Prepare the facility for inspection and certification procedures, and ensure that the center complies with local, state and federal laws regarding safety.
  • Evaluate, purchase and restock equipment and supplies for the center on a monthly basis; approve staff requests to purchase materials and equipment.
  • Sign and maintain contracts with various vendors to provide a clean and well-maintained environment.

Managing Finances        

  • Raise the enrollment to full capacity within 18 months after opening and maintain full enrollment.
  • Assist in managing the facility's spending and income.
  • Participate in establishing fees and charges associated with the program, occasionally conduct billing and collecting tuition.
  • Approve funding for field trips and special school events and activities.
  • Develop the marketing plan and advertising campaigns for the center, and utilize social networks to promote the school
  • Work with the web designer to build and regularly update the school's website.

Compliance with government regulations

  • Ensure that the center and staff conform to federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and DCFS licensing requirements.
  • Prepare reports regarding day care operations for DCFS review to ensure successful initial licensing and timely re-licensing afterwards.
  • Set educational standards and goals, and write and establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.
  • Design effective room arrangements to support developmental levels of the students in each age group.
  • Equip classrooms in accordance with DCFS requirements to create beneficial and age appropriate learning environments.
  • Maintain safety standards, ensuring the quality and variety of food and providing a clean environment for students.

montessori teacher 02/2007 to 08/2012
Park View Montessori School Chicago, IL
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Organize and label materials and display children's work in a manner appropriate for their sizes and perceptual skills.
  • Create a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in practical life areas.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting Montessori teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Prepare materials, the classroom, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities in a safe environment.
  • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by the school policies.
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and helping them to select activities of interest for them.
  • Attend staff meetings, professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence in Montessori education.
  • Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities, to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
preschool teacher 06/2004 to 01/2007
Toddler Town Daycare Center Evanston, IL
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Develop instructional materials, such as lesson plans, visual aids, worksheets, and classroom learning materials.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills using creative and innovative teaching methods.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining discipline in the classroom
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
Bachelor of Arts: Applied behavioral science Dec 2011 National Louis University - Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts: Linguistics and teaching ESL Jun 2000 Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University - Russia

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School Attended
National Louis University