Qualifications: *** Three to five years of relevant experience in a licensed child care facility or Head Start. Be current on the Early Childhood Project (ECP) Practitioner Registry. Bachelors degree in early childhood education preferred. Must be able to successfully pass child protective services and criminal background check. Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable). Must be able to Obtain Safe Serve (food handling certification) within 30 days of hire. Must pass a T.B. Test. Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification. Must have one of the following: 1. Current ECP Practitioner Registry level 4 or higher; 2. Current ECP Practitioner Registry level 3, plus two years of experience in a licensed child care facility or Head Start; 3. Current ECP Practitioner Registry level 2, plus three years of experience in a licensed child care facility or Head Start; or 4. A bachelor degree or higher in any field, plus completion of the 60-hour infant-toddler training and the 60 hour preschool course, or 120 hours of alternate training approved by the department; or 5. A combination of education and experience may be considered. This option must be approved by the CCLP manager. Duties: This position manages all employees of the child care center and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within the center. This job operates in a child care environment, but is based in an office. The position will interact with children in early learning classrooms on a daily basis. 1. Develop and implement program operating policies and activities as required; develop cost estimates for future program needs. 2. Assures a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children. 3. Formulate the annual program budget and expend funds according to institution and state guidelines; responsible for ensuring that program operates within budgetary parameters established; if circumstances cause budget to exceed or create potential for budget to be exceeded, plan and implement cost reduction sops and arrange for increased funding from sources. 4. Plan, develop, schedule, and/or provide in-service training and evaluation of child care staff. 5. Ensure that the center and staff conform to federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements. 6. Participate in ongoing development and evaluation of childcare centers goals and objectives. 7. Recruit and schedule children for the child care center; maintain accurate records on children enrolled in the program to include their development, attendance, immunization and general health; conduct program registration, and maintain appropriate files and waiting lists. 8. Maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed. 9. Prepare reports to Child Protection Services and other agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of all children cared for at the childcare center. 10. Confer with parents on a regular basis to discuss the development of their enrolled children.