Children's International School

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

Reference ID : 114233
Location : Arlington, VA
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



We are looking for a Preschool Director to lead our school community at our Alexandria location. The ideal candidate is a proven early childhood education leader with a passion for working with young children and their families and has the vision, high integrity, and strong interpersonal skills that make for a great leader. Our center is Reggio Emilia inspired and we are seeking an educator who possesses an educational philosophy based on the Reggio Emilia values of collaboration, community, and child-directed learning.


Oversee day-to-day operations of the Center, including determination of all schedules and assignment of preschool staff responsibilities

● Supervise general condition and upkeep of the school and grounds; Ensure that the new health regulations related to COVID-19 are being met by the school community

● Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with staff and families

● Ensure timely collection of tuition from parents

● Communicate with all elements of the school community (parents, teachers and government contacts)

● Assist with the development of a curriculum to meet the needs of children

● Staff management, including oversight of hiring, training and supervision of preschool staff

● Assist the staff in the creation of a Reggio inspired environment

● Guide the staff in administering, planning and evaluating lesson plans and long term projects

● Train and supervise preschool staff by holding regular meetings, mediating minor disagreements and assisting in the classroom if necessary

● Conduct preschool staff evaluations and provide coaching for improvement

● Maintain knowledge of first aid, CPR, and health screening.


Nice To Haves

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, Education Administration or a related field required.

● Masters in Early Childhood Education, Education Administration or related field with credits in administration, leadership, and management or equivalent preferred

● A minimum of 5 years’ experience at director level or equivalent experience

● Demonstrated leadership in early childhood education including support and development of early childhood curriculum

● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

● Outstanding interpersonal, coaching and listening skills with the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization

● A strong desire to create a community within the school’s staff and families

● The ability to mentor and inspire teaching staff


Salary & Benefits are based on experience and education

Interested Applicants should email their resume, letter of interest and three references

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Arlington, VA

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