Job Opening: Preschool Director

Preschool Director (Learning Center for Young Children)

Job Description

Reports to:                 Pastor

Directly Supervises: Teachers and Aides

Status:                      Full time, with summer break

FLSA:                         Exempt

 Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000 total compensation

The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) is a church-owned, parent participation preschool program for children 18 months old through age 4.  The program provides a relaxed atmosphere of loving and caring in which children are encouraged to develop their own talents, uniqueness and self-esteem.  LCYC nurtures all aspects of a child's growth:  social, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.  Our play-based programs place an emphasis on helping children learn the discipline of social interactions.  Because we believe it takes a whole village to nurture children, the school encourages community building among children, parents, and staff.  For more information about LCYC, go to

Job Summary

The Director of LCYC will provide dynamic and creative leadership, hiring and overseeing staff and programming for the preschool program.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a preschool environment and will bring energy, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to lead this program to the next level.


Essential Functions: 

·      Provide a safe, healthy, and welcoming preschool setting and oversee programs and activities to engage and educate young children

·      Hire, support, and supervise a qualified team of childcare educators to continue our superior reputation in early-childhood education

·      Provide fiscal management through budget development and monitoring

·      Maintain open lines of communication with staff, parents, and children

·      Develop and carry out engaging marketing

·      Develop and implement an engaging and stimulating curriculum

·      Oversee professional staff development

·      Encourage supportive relationships among parents in the program

·      Ensure full compliance with church polices as well as federal, state, and church standards, regulations, and requirements including safety, and sanitation

·      Promote the growth of enrollment

Other Responsibilities:

·      Confer with church staff on building use issues

·      Conduct the program in a manner consistent with the goals and mission of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church


·      Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in early childhood education

·      Demonstrated leadership

·      Classroom teaching experience with young children

·      Knowledge of preschool curriculum

·      Business experience

·      Capable of fiscal and technological components of job

·      Knowledge of USDA Nutritional Standards for Schools

·      Experience as director or assistant director of preschool program highly desired

Physical Requirements:

·      Able to speak in a public forum

·      Able to navigate the indoor/outdoor spaces in which the program functions

Core Competencies:

·      Interpersonal Skills

·      Communication Skills

·      Management Skills

·      Leadership Development

·      Organizational Skills

·      Business acumen

·      Ability to support church’s overall mission


Position available June 15, 2017

Send cover letter and resume to:  or

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church

10123 Connecticut Avenue

Kensington, MD  20895

Attention: LCYC Director Search