Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$57,000 - $74,000 Yearly plus COLA
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This position is located at the Child Development Center, Naval Base Guam. The mission of Joint Region Marianas (JRM) Warfighter & Family Readiness (WFR) is to provide the highest quality programs and services to the military community through self-sustainment across all quality of life programs.


Major duties and responsibilities are summarized below.

Administers a center based developmentally appropriate early childhood program for children of eligible patrons. Administration includes the direction and operation of a small (up to 99 children) or a medium (100-199 children) CDC. A variety of services are provided in accordance with demand and availability of funding to include full-time child development programs for ages 6 weeks through 12 years, emergency care, special needs care, developmental assessments, and extensive staff training and parent education programs. Ensures implementation of a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children in the age categories served. Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards. Recommends modification of higher-level program goals and interprets and applies child development philosophy/principles and DoN policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment.Ensures the development, implementation and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation. Collects and maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. This may include hours of operation and programming needs of the military community. Maintains liaison with local institutions and community organizations to stay abreast of trends and changes in the community. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers and/or employees. Develops integrated budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements and repairs or maintenance of facilities and equipment.Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated funds. Adheres to authorized methods of acquisition. Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. If the CDC has one or more annex facility, the CDC Director will also supervise the CDC Program Supervisor. Ensures proper and timely initiation and implementation of all personnel actions and assures quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers. Ensures all employees follow safety, health, and risk management policies and procedures. Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Ensures implementation of these SOPs.Works collaboratively with other CYP Directors to establish and implement a combined Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from the CDC, Child Development Home (CDH), School Age Care (SAC) program, and Youth Program (YP) (as applicable to each installation).Maintains an active program of parental involvement to include a PIB, parent education opportunities, and activities that provide parents with opportunities to participate. Ensures compliance with, and is assessed by adherence to the standards and criteria developed by the DoN, DoD, the Military Child Care Act (MCCA), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Takes action to obtain and retain DoD certification and NAEYC accreditation. Takes action to implement recommendations or correct deficiencies resulting from inspections or accreditation visits. Prepares responses to inspection reports. Implements and supports policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards. Responsible for compliance with child abuse and neglect reporting requirements. Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.