Child Care Director

Develop and manage the overall strategy for delivering programs and services related to Early Learning programs.
Job Description

Do you want to make a positive impact on children, their families, and your local community?  If so, then you need to join the Greater Philadelphia YMCA team!  We are looking for a Child Care Director who will oversee the Mt. Laurel School District Pre-K Partnership.   


  • Present documentation of achieved degree from an accredited college or university in education or human services related field as defined by state licensing requirements. 
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Verify a minimum of 2 years (2500 hours) of childcare experience. 
Essential Functions

  • This role will oversee the Mt. Laurel School District Pre-K partnership.
  • Read and be accountable for YMCA Policies, State Licensing Body (PA- DHS / NJ-NJ OOL) regulations, and Quality Rating System standards (Example: NAEYC, Keystone STARS, Grow NJ Kids, ACA).
  • Supervise by being able to identify, SEE, HEAR, DIRECT and ASSIST to ensure the safety of each child in your direct care group at all times. Adhere to the small group ratio established by licensing regulations. Accurately maintain attendance of the children in your care.  
  • Communicate effectively and timely with parents/guardians regarding children's program experience, progress (written as well as verbal). Maintain confidentiality, use sensitivity, and patience at all times. 
  • Provide quality Adult/Child interactions through engagement, positive and encouraging feedback, and asking open-ended questions. Maintain age-appropriate verbal interaction guidelines at all times, exercising patience.
  • Attend and renew as needed all necessary trainings as reflected in your training plan in coherence with YMCA Policies, State Licensing Body regulations, and Quality Rating System standards, including but not limited to 6 hours of childcare related trainings annually.  
  • Conduct/record weekly child observations as well as any related to child behavior concerns or development that may require early intervention with parent/guardian(s).
  • Maintain operation of the program consistent with YMCA policies, state licensing regulations and Quality Rating System standards and initiatives in preparing for annual audits (state licensing inspections and quality assessments). 
  • Ensure staff and child records are maintained in accordance with state licensing regulations. Organize and update files while protecting the confidentiality of this information.  
  • Supervise and implement the overall program quality in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Y, ensuring the well-being and safety of the children and staff at all times.
  • Supervise all staff assigned to the site. Manage employee schedules, accurate recording and reporting of time worked (timesheets), arrange coverage to meet required ratios. Provide a minimum of 2 annual written staff observations and evaluations in accordance with YMCA policies, state licensing regulations, and Quality Rating System standards. 
  • Ensure preparation and distribution of quality, brand compliant, up to date, written communication with the parent/guardian(s) (example: Family Board, monthly newsletters, program updates, and announcements).  
  • In collaboration with District Leaders, develop, manage and implement the department budget in and strategize revenue growth opportunities and expense management.  
  • Monitor department payroll regarding employee schedules, accurate recording of time worked (timesheets), training compensation, aligned with budget parameters.   
  • Successfully maintain ongoing compliance of state licensing in good standing.
  • Ensure the quality implementation of well-coordinated programming with enriching experiences for all programs.