The Kaibab Early Learning Center (KELC) is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Director. The KELC is located on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation and serves children from villages there.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Kaibab Early Learning Center to ensure the children and staff are provided a safe learning environment. Duties include the following:
Assure the Center is a safe, nurturing place for the children to learn
Implement activities that inspire and encourage social, physical and intellectual development
Give the children in the Center’s care the opportunity to explore each day, help them understand and expand their individual interests, assert their independence and build self-esteem
Prepare children to enter elementary school
Prepare lesson plans that are creative, age-appropriate and are within the guidelines of the Arizona State Early Learning Standards and the selected curriculum
Interact with parents/guardians and encourage them to become active in their child(ren)’s development and growth
Provide information to parents regarding their child(ren)’s progress
Maintain an environment that is respectful of family cultures and values
Assist the Director in keeping parents/guardians informed by posting parent information on the parent information board by the Learning Center entry, including lesson plans, daily schedules, special activities, etc.
Supervise children and be actively involved in their daily activities and transitions
Assist the Director in maintaining the environment and keep it in a safe and healthy condition, e.g. checking for broken equipment, keeping classroom clean, sterilize toys, etc.
Promote good hygiene, manners and kindness towards others
All other duties as assigned
The ELC Director must be 21 years of age or older and provide documentation of one of the following:
At least 24 months of child care experience, a high school or high school equivalency diploma, and:
Six credit hours or more in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field from an accredited college or university; or
At least 60 actual hours of instruction, provided in conferences, seminars, lectures, or workshops in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field, and an additional 12 hours of instruction, provided in conferences, seminars, lectures, or workshops in the area of program administration, planning, development or management;
At least 18 months of child care experience and:
An N.A.C., C.D.A., or C.C.P credential; or
At least 24 credit hours from an accredited college or university, including at least six credit hours in early childhood, child development or closely-related field;
At least six months of child care experience and an associate degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field;
At least three months of child care experience and a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field;
Must bass fingerprint and criminal background check according to P.L. 101-630 standards
Must maintain current certification in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR
Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and be insurable.
About Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians
The Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation is located on the Arizona Strip, about 50 miles north of the Grand Canyon. Reservation lands total 120,840 acres, straddling Coconino County and Mohave County in Arizona. Elevations range from 7,058 to 4,400 feet above sea-level. The reservation spans semi-arid to alpine lands, dominated by pinyon pine and juniper, with many natural springs and several ephemeral washes that feed into the Colorado River.The reservation hosts five tribal villages. The non-Indian community of Moccasin, and Pipe Spring National Monument are also located entirely within the reservation boundary.In 1934, the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians was established under the Indian Reorganization Act. The tribe is governed by a seven-person tribal council which includes - Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and five Council Members.