Early Learning Education Administrator – West Lakes Early Learning Center – Florida Hospital for Children – Orlando
Florida Hospital for Children seeks to hire an Early Learning Education Administrator who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida Hospital has offered one of the most comprehensive children's health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We're also Central Florida's only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.
M-F; 8:00am - 5:00pm
This role ensures a comprehensive and integrated approach to Early Learning and the concepts of CREATION are fully engrained in day to day operations of the West Lakes Early Learning Center. The Manager has responsibility to initially train all teachers and continually support the development of their skills, abilities, and understanding of the curriculum and its implementation in the classrooms. The Education manager is responsible for the provision of high quality educational services through monitoring classroom observations, staff supervision, and coaching. The Education Manager works in conjunction with the Executive Director to implement operational systems that support timely and accurate documentation of education plans, goals, and outcomes. The Education Services Manager collaborates with the Comprehensive Services Director to provide services to children and families that supplement educational programming, disability, and mental health services. The Education Manager ensures that the program operates at continuously increasing levels of quality and embodies the mission and vision of the West Lakes ELC. This is an administrative role outside the classroom with oversight of the curriculum implementation with fidelity. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. The Bainum Foundation, Florida Hospital and Florida Hospital Foundation, are joined in mutual interest to improve early learning services available in low income communities in Orlando and have identified LIFT Orlando as a partner to implement a place-based strategy that supports its vision for holistic, community transformation. The early learning center and outdoor play space is projected to be an integral part of the Community School campus being developed in the heart of LIFT Orlando's focus area in the Communities of West Lakes. Concurrent development of a Health and Wellness Center and a Boys and Girls Club will be occurring in this community. These entities whilst separate and distinct, will operate with close relationships and optimize their synergies. The West Lakes Early Learning Center will provide wrap around health, wellness and social services for young children, birth – age 5, and their families. This is an innovative and transformational early childhood education program which leverages the CREATION Health Framework. The Center is a 16 300 sqft, 152 seat, comprehensive, innovative and transformational early learning program based on the CREATION Health framework and designed to serve a mixed income community in the 32805 zip code of Orlando, Florida. The ELC is a 501c3 and operates with a Board to which the Program Director is directly accountable.
Extensive knowledge and display of cultural competence
Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations.
Strong leadership skills
Able to work with others harmoniously
Strong classroom management and organizational skills
Competent and confident
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good listening and follow-up skills
High coping capabilities
Ability to provide constructive feedback and advise
Solution and detail oriented
Ability to pass a health examination and criminal background check.
Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance.
Successful experience working in a team setting.
Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.
This position may include the need to attend weekend or evening meetings or trainings and might involve travel.
Ability to use desktop computer and electronic tablet
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Human Services, or a related field.
Two years of management and supervision experience.
Experience in human services program management, including program planning, operations and evaluation, and the use of management information systems.
Two years teaching experience in a licensed early childhood program
Experience in computer software programs; word, excel, power point, access, business/financial management.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Must meet state licensing and Florida Hospital training requirements. (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Directly supervises and evaluates the Infant/Toddler Teachers and Assistant Teachers, PreK Teachers and Assistant Teachers at West Lakes ELC.
Maintains program compliance with education requirements and standards, as well as, all laws and regulations applicable to the educational programming, disabilities, and mental health services of comprehensive early childhood programs.
Develops systems and tools to document education planning, observations, and assessment data.
Develops and monitors Policies and Procedures for Education and disabilities
Provides guidance and leadership to staff to emphasize the importance of the program achieving high standards of quality.
Reads and reviews legislation and other resources to keep abreast of current issues and trends related to the responsibilities of the job.
Understands and has strong working knowledge of the West Lakes ELC curriculum
Coordinates with other members of the Leadership Team to implement the training plan for new teaching staff according to classroom-specific Continual Learning Guides
Conducts classroom observations to regularly support and ensure curriculum implementation and delivery
Ensures strict child and family confidentiality, following Florida Hospital's confidentiality policy.
Secures appropriate resources for education management staff, parents and children which includes but not limited to supplies, equipment, and training materials.
Negotiates and secures Interagency Agreements with local Lead Education Agency.
Contributes to the development of program proposals, annual Self-Assessment, and Community Assessment, as requested.
Oversees that all policies and procedures are being followed.
Aggregates and analyzes reports related to the provision of educational, disability, and mental health activities. This includes monitoring enrollment, timeliness of screenings, assessments and ensuring successful referrals.
Enters program performance data in data repositories and aggregates developmental and behavioral screening data and reports it to the Executive Director.
Participates in continuing professional development as part of the commitment to excellence.
Initiates, coordinate, and develop community partnerships for educational programming, and disability services.
Supports Teachers in monitoring parent/teacher conferences as necessary and compiles summary data and reports it to the Programs Director.
Develops and monitors systems for Kindergarten transition activities and ensures that all Kindergarten eligible children are registered.
Monitors the services of children with disabilities and those in the diagnostic process to the next phase, ensuring a smooth and efficient process, with full parental participation.
Attend school events, functions, open houses, etc.
Ensures regular communications and updates to parents and the community using multiple techniques: face to face, multi-media and social media.
Networks with local schools and businesses.
Manages and evaluates the Infant/Toddler Teacher and Assistant Teacher, PreK Teacher and Assistant Teacher through observation, meetings, and file reviews as appropriate and completes performance appraisals as appropriate. Evaluates direct reports against clear performance expectations through observation, meetings, and file reviews as appropriate and completes performance appraisals.
Establishes and communicates clear performance expectations and measures for all direct reports and ensures that all supervisors do the same for the staff they supervise.
Provides coaching and develops a professional development plan for educational programming, disabilities.
Hires, trains, mentors, and holds accountable direct reports.
Collaborates with other members of the Leadership Team to provide ongoing feedback for teaching staff, using a variety of tools such as Classroom Observation Forms and Teacher Evaluations.
Works with teachers to identify strengths and areas of opportunity to design plans for continual improvement.
Ensures teacher training requirements are up-to-date.
Creates a culture of engagement by empowering teachers to find solutions for themselves
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Early Learning Education Administrator opportunity with Florida Hospital for Children and apply online today.
Early Learning Education Administrator, West Lakes Early Learning Center, Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.