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Program Director for Daycare/Preschool

Posted by: Travis Barnett

Posted date: Apr-29-2020

Location: Lansing

First Nazarene Childcare & Learning Academy

Job Description:  Program Director

Position Summary:

For over 30 years, First Nazarene Childcare & Learning Academy has provided a safe and quality educational environment for preschool age children from both Delta Township and the Greater Lansing Area. But more than this, it has also been an outreach ministry of Lansing First Church, sharing the love of Jesus not only with the children who walk through its doors, but also their parents.

As the First Nazarene Childcare & Learning Academy enters into a new stage of life, the Program Director will be responsible for not only maintaining the current level of care and programming, but helping to expand the Preschool’s offerings, increase enrollment, and work closely with the Executive director & the staff to strengthen the Preschool’s outreach focus to the community.

We are looking for a candidate who will not merely lead our preschool and daycare in conjunction with the executive director, but one who will be engaged in the ministry and life of the church.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Operations & Staffing

  • Oversee and manage day to day operations of the center
  • Manage the staffing of childcare, including hiring, evaluating staff performance, and removing staff with the approval of the Executive Director
  • Manage staff schedules to maintain ratios, foster learning,  and reduce unnecessary labor costs
  • Schedule and conduct monthly staff meetings
  • Ensure continuing education requirements and qualifications are met by childcare staff
  • Resolve staff complaints, concerns and conflicts

Expanding the Ministry & Cultivating a High Quality Childcare/Preschool

  • Manage the child recruitment and enrollment process
  • Give tours of the childcare to prospective families
  • Manage Advertising and Social Media
  • Work with Executive Director to develop and implement a master vision and strategy
  • Partner with the Executive Director to identify and implement curriculum


  • Responsible for understanding, implementing, and adhering to the State of Michigan Childcare Licensing (LARA) rules and regulations
  • License/Bi annual Childcare License Renewal
  • Manage MCIR and file annual report (Childcare Immunization and Health records)
  • Maintain personnel and children’s records according to federal and state guidelines
  • Maintain child files in secure manner according to State Guidelines
  • Must satisfy the educational requirements set forth by State of Michigan Licensing
  • Must comply with annual trainings and staff development as set forth by State of Michigan Childcare Licensing
Salary:  $30,000-40,000

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Lansing
District Michigan
State/Province Michigan
Position Title Program Director for Daycare/Preschool
Position Classification Christian Education
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name Travis Barnett
Title Lead Pastor
Email travis@lansingfirstnaz.com