Join the Wonders Team
- This position is an on-call, as-needed position, working in either one of our 2 Early Childhood programs in Bethesda & Chevy Chase or in one of our school-age distance learning hubs in Bethesda and Chevy Chase.
- Hours vary based on need
- Hourly pay commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience
Extended Day Program Director
The Program Director position is a critically important one within Wonders, as the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day program operations at one of Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day programs. The Program Director represents Wonders to the children, families and community served and has the responsibility for directing the Wonders program staff in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for the participating children. In addition, the Program Director will provide thoughtful leadership to the program staff through in-service training, ongoing professional development and career development opportunities. A critical aspect of this position is developing and maintaining communications with families and staff. Families, in particular, must be fully informed of program activities and special events. Families will be welcomed in the program and the classroom at all times. The Program Director will implement all Wonders policies, procedures and practices in an efficient and thorough manner and will be involved in the development of those policies. Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day actively supports the career and professional advancement of staff through continuing education. A minimum of 24 hours of such training is required yearly. This position can be offered at 30 or 40 hours per week. Responsibilities Oversee the development and implementation of curriculum Supervise and lead staff Ensure all program activities are consistent with Wonders’ mission Conduct regular meetings with staff, parents, and community representatives Organize and maintain filing systems including children and staff files Conduct open houses and other community outreach activities Complete all enrollment and re-enrollment processes Assist families with scholarship or other tuition support applications Ensure the program meets all state licensing requirements Aid in establishing and/or maintaining accreditation Attend a minimum of 24 hours of staff training yearly Maintain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification Establish and nurture partnership with families. Recognize and report signs of illness, child abuse and safety hazard to appropriate authorities Become familiar with and abide by all Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, including those in the staff handbook, parent handbook and terms of employment Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. Requirements BA or BS degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field OR equivalent certifications to meet state qualification requirements At least 3 years of teaching experience Preference will be given to previous experience as a Program Director Strong written and oral communication skills Creative, nurturing, dependable, and fun
Extended Day Teacher - Part-Time
The Extended Day Teacher plays a dynamic role at Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day in providing quality child care services in our school-age programs. The Extended Day Teacher is a positive model, and stimulates creative thought processes, provides hands-on experiences, and promotes emotional development for children. Teamwork is a critical component of the Extended Day Teacher position. Extended Day Teachers regularly meet with their team, other staff and Program Director to develop programs that follow the Wonders Extended Day Curriculum and promote the Wonders philosophy and ideals. This is a part-time 10 month (school year) position. Responsibilities: - Actively participate, contribute and cooperate in team planning sessions with Program Director, staff and team - Meet with your team to lead planning and implementation of activities that are age-appropriate, process-oriented, and encourage divergent thinking, creativity, and problem-solving, based on Wonders extended day curriculum, philosophy and mission - Maintain open communication with Program Director regarding children, families, and team members - Share teaching responsibilities with all team members and provide clear and objective feedback - Plan and participate in special events for children and families - Ensure that all spaces used by the program: *Are physically and emotionally safe *Are interesting and engaging for children *Are clean and organized - Support children in their understanding of the diversity of our society - Develop behavior management strategies based on Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policy, with team and Program Director - Establish and nurture partnerships with families. - Communicate with families on a regular basis to: * Inform them of program curriculum and activities * Solicit information about their child’s development and family events - Attend a minimum of 18 hours of staff training yearly (MSDE/OCC approved for MD staff) - Work extended hours on half and full service days including winter and spring breaks and on early release days - Become familiar with and abide by all Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day policies, including those in the staff handbook, parent handbook, and terms of employment. - Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.