University of Little Scholars STEAM


Reference ID : 52448
Location : Memphis, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Under the direction of the Regional Director of University of Little Scholars, the Director will have the responsibilities of running the day-to-day operations of the center.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision.



  • Maintain training certification to ensure continuous compliance with the Department of Human Services (DHS).
  • Perform according to the standards set forth by the Department of Human Services-Tennessee Day Care Licensing and University of Little Scholars.
  • Handle the day-to-day operations of the center.
  • Assist teachers in leading teaching staff, supporting families, and achieving enrollment.
  • Assist with ensuring the agency operates under accordance to the Department of Human Services and 3-Star Assessment rules and DHS Regulations.
  • Maintain staff ratio and assign staff and students to the appropriate classes.
  • Assist with ensuring the program standards are met and safety procedures are followed throughout the agency.
  • Ensure teaching staff continuously direct children in educational activities occurring in the classroom, as well as during snacks and meals, naptime, outdoor play, and transition between activities.
  • Ensure teaching staff have appropriate lessons for children and are involved in activities suited to their immediate emotional, social, intellectual, and physical needs.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff to foster learning and development of children within the classroom.
  • Assist in maintaining appropriate records of attendance, meal counts, individualized and classroom lesson plans, etc. necessary to produce required outcomes/reports.
  • Ensure planning and daily documentation of children's growth and accomplishment of developmental milestones.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring a coordinated plan of care for each child.
  • Keep Regional Director informed of programmatic issues in a timely and concise manner.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff to create a positive, enriching and safe environment for children, families and staff.
  • Teach and monitor children when needed.
  • Assist with evaluating teachers, provide mentoring and training to help teachers improve their skills.
  • Contribute to team effort by performing other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • CDA with at least two years of experience or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is required; Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience serving in an Early Childhood Education Setting.
  • One (1) to Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to follow through on given directives in a timely manner.
  • Exceptional detail-oriented skills with a proven track record of productively.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse groups.
  • Must be flexible, have good time management skills, and be able to fill in where needed. Knowledge of ITERs, ECERs, and 3-Star Assessment.
  • CPR and First Aid certification is strongly preferred.
  • Possess a sincere desire to make a difference in the community and develop professional skills.
  • Ability to have a positive relationship with children, staff and others from diverse backgrounds, including children with special needs.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with parents to improve the quality of life of their children.
  • Possess an attitude of continuous improvement.
  • Possess a commitment to continued education to include regularly participating in workshops, conferences, training sessions, etc.
  • Ability to provide a continuum of care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.
  • Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Ability to work as a team player to interact and assist all employees as necessary.

Nice To Haves


  • Bonuses
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Childcare Tuition Discount
  • Memphis Health Plan

Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Memphis, TN

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