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Director of Child Development

Full-time FULL_TIME



Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley


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Gina Coulter
Villa Park, Illinois 60181 US

Email: gcoulter@eastersealsdfvr.org

Download Posting: director-of-child-development.pdf


The Director of the Child Development Center is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and supervising the Child Development Center program. The mission, vision, goals, and objectives of Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley will be the driving force enabling the accomplishment of these responsibilities.

Basic Responsibilities:

A. Develops and Coordinates the Child Development Center Program

  • Works with applicable staff to develop annual departmental budget.
  • Creates and oversees departmental budget and billings functions for the department.
  • Maintains departmental compliance with state (DCFS) licensing regulations as well as with other accrediting bodies.
  • Participates, as needed, in Center meetings.
  • Insures that supplies and equipment are maintained, ordered and available in a timely manner.
  • Maintains records
  • Manages marketing for the department in consultation with the Center’s P.R. department.
  • Supervises the development, review, and evaluation of program policies.
  • Maintains knowledge of child care trends, both national and local.
  • Coordinates programs, as designed by grants, involving child development and related services.  
  • Participates in overall Center program management meetings.
  • Serves on Health, Safety, Security and Accessibility Committee.

B. Supervises and Coordinates the Activities of the Child Development Staff.

  • Participates in the recruitment, hiring, retention and termination of all department staff.
  • Oversees the orientation, scheduling, and supervision of all department staff.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings.
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations and collaboratively develops staff professional development plans no less than annually of assigned personnel.
  • Provides opportunities for department staff to bring up program ideas, concerns, and problems for further consideration.
  • Provides communication of Center issues and activities to members of the department and vice versa.
  • Schedules meetings with supervisor to communicate Child Development Center program developments and concerns.
  • Supervises training of all new Child Development staff.

See job posting document for additional responsibilities.


1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Child Development or related field.
2. Experience as director of a child care center preferred.
3. Experience working with children who have special needs preferred.
4. Three years' experience in the early childhood field required.
5. Must meet all DCFS requirements.

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