The Preschool Director is in charge of managing all aspects of the Preschool program, from keeping student-to-teacher ratios appropriate to ensuring the excellence of the curriculum and promoting and participating in preschool admissions. The Preschool Director will support the day-to-day program’s needs of the students, families and staff.
Full-time 35-40 hours per week (8:30am – 4:30pm)
Monday – Friday
Director position is open as of May 31, 2022, but the date is flexible
Overview of Mulberry School
Mulberry School is a private preschool-5th grade community located in Los Gatos, CA. Founded in 1963, Mulberry inspires children to a life of learning and positive contribution to community. By weaving creativity and social learning into every day, we foster intellectual and social success for a lifetime. Our preschool is a thriving and innovative program that values each child, believing that children learn naturally through play. Our program is designed to encourage discovery, independence, social interaction, and in-depth exploration. Mulberry’s small child to adult ratio, which includes a devoted parent body and allows children 2-5 years old to fully explore our expansive campus. Our core values of discovery, engagement, collaboration, integrity, self-knowledge, and community are at the heart of our everyday interactions with young children.
- Minimum of 5 years of ECE teaching or director experience
- Degree or required Director credentials as indicated by CCLD
- 12 Early Childhood Units
- 6 Supervisor Units
- Previous administrative experience preferred. Knowledge of and experience with CCLD licensing standards.
- Director or Site Supervisor permit preferred, not required.
- Well-versed in the Positive Discipline approach or a willingness to learn.
- Supervise the preschool program to ensure program, staff and facilities meet all requirements of operation as indicated by the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) of the Department of Social Services.
- Keep administration and teaching staff informed of any changes in licensing requirements and areas of licensing-related concern in the preschool program, staff, and facilities.
- Ensure all necessary student and teacher licensing paperwork are up-to-date and accurate.
- Greet and interact with the licensing analyst upon planned or spontaneous inspections.
- Inform the Head of School about any needs to update the Preschool program in order to meet CCLD requirements. Inform and work with teacher colleagues on maintaining the CCLD standards and practices, which will occasionally necessitate walk-throughs of various spaces.
- Inform parents in both classes of CCLD standards and practices.
- Coordinate the maintenance and cleaning of the facility according to state and local public health standards.
- Ensure that all health, hygiene, safety and COVID-specific guidelines are followed.
- Participate in the hiring process, train and supervise teachers. Observe and evaluate the Preschool teachers on a regular basis and perform formal assessments annually.
- Organize, manage and find coverage for the day-to-day teacher schedule for the summer program and the academic school year.
- Collaborate with faculty to develop and create curricula and standards that support the play-based learning philosophy.
- Plan and oversee classroom activities along with the teaching staff.
- Organize professional development activities for the preschool teachers and support individual professional growth.
- Develop policies and procedures that meet state requirements and communicate them to staff.
- Work with the preschool teachers to communicate and discuss student progress with parents.
- Manage and prepare the preschool budget.
- Oversee all aspects of Preschool enrollment including classroom tours, Open Houses, preparing and sending offer letters, creating and maintaining classroom rosters and responding to prospective family inquiries.
- Compensation commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.
- Reports to the Head of School.