Childcare Director

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco
April 1, 2021
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Child Development Center Director

About the Company:

The Good Samaritan Child Development Center provides a State-licensed, full-day preschool program for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our philosophy is child-centered, rather than adult directed. The dual-language (Spanish/English) program curriculum is realized through structuring the environment into interest areas, planning of program activities to meet each child’s individual needs , and provide the opportunity for active participation rather than passive observation. Children participate in developmentally appropriate activities that are designed to develop their social skills, enhance their fine and gross motor sills, encourage creative learning, cognitive development, and teach pre-literacy and skills.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the CDC Director oversees day-to-day operations for early childhood education program including quality control to ensure culture and academic excellence and adheres and ensures compliance with local governing and licensing agencies. In 2020, the agency will open its second site with an additional two classrooms. The Director works in collaboration with teachers to design, implement, and evaluate a culturally and developmentally appropriate program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA in Early Care and Education or related subject
  • A minimum of three years in a program director experience
  • Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • DOJ, FBI and Child Abuse Index clearance
  • Working knowledge of Community Care Licensing requirements, California Department of Education (California State Preschool Program) requirements and knowledge of NAEYC standards
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Ability to manage all aspects of a preschool program including staff supervision, contract management, budgeting and financial oversight
  • Knowledge in best practices in child development, dual language programs and early learning
  • Child recruitment, enrollment/registration and curriculum development

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in Education, Early Care, Social Work of related subject
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in early learning curriculum, child development, and evaluation


  • Competitive DOE + Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401K Plan with employer annual contribution, generous PTO)

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