Assistant Director- Multiple Locations

Our Mission

BrightStars helps families in Rhode Island access QUALITY child care, early learning, and school-age programs. We help child care providers learn about best practices in early learning and apply them to the care children receive. We recognize program quality and give parents information to make choices about their children’s care and education.

Assistant Director- Multiple Locations

Program Name:
Dr. Day Care

Program Address:
1207 Douglas Pike Suite 4
Rhode Island


Position Description:

We are looking for an Assistant Director for the following locations: Pawtucket, Smithfield, and Wakefield

Learn. Teach. Repeat. Be the Team. Deliver Excellence. We strive to be leaders in providing an educational and nurturing environment.

Leadership opportunity – learn and grow with us! If you are looking for a leadership position in Early Childhood Education here it is! This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a team of teachers in a bright and fun environment.

This is a full time opportunity.

A typical day for an Assistant Director/Assistant Administrator will include:

Working as a team with the center Director to create a safe, healthy, structured, and nurturing environment.
Building relationships with the children and families in the learning center.
Supervising and mentoring a team of teachers.
Communicating with families and staff about the early learning center.
Conducting tours of the center and enrolling children in the program.
Overseeing curriculum, assessment, accreditation, and quality initiatives.
Working with state agencies and the Home Office to uphold licensing regulations.

Why you’ll love us:

We invite you to join our growing community of teachers and hope you’ll find a rewarding and fulfilling career with us.
We offer the following perks and benefits:
Paid Time Off
401k with company match
13 Paid Holidays
Child Care Discounts
College Tuition Reimbursement
Medical (Healthcare Benefits), Dental, Vision
Flexible Spending Account
Training/Professional Development opportunities

Our learning centers are open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

We are willing to train the right person! Our ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience working with children in a child care/early learning center.

We are looking for someone who has the following skills:
A personal demeanor that is warm and friendly.
Verbal and written communication skills, including grammar and reading skills.
Reliable attendance and punctuality.
Organized and able to prioritize and multi-task.
Team-oriented and willing to work with others.
Management / leadership skills.
Administrations, finance, and/or business management experience
Computer proficient

Education Requirements
High school diploma (or equivalent) or higher.
Associate’s degree with 18/60 college credits in a field relating to Education, Child Development, Human Services, Recreation or related field preferred
Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) certification preferred.
Knowledge of Teaching Strategies and/or Conscious Discipline preferred.
CPR/First Aid certification preferred.

Physical Requirements
Able to engage in physical exercise with children (walking, running, crawling, bending, twisting).
Visual and hearing acuity.
Able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Other Qualifications
21 years of age or older.
Able to read, write, speak and understand English, bilingual encouraged to apply.
Must pass national criminal background/fingerprints check.
Must pass Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Clearance Request (CPS).

How To Apply:
Please visit our website in order to fill out an application:

Other Information:
We are hiring for the following locations:
Wakefield (South County)

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