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Thinking of Applying for an ECE Director or Asst Director Position

  • 1.  Thinking of Applying for an ECE Director or Asst Director Position

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi! I have been in the ECE field for 23 years. I was a teacher for different ages for several years, a curriculum coordinator, an Assistant Director a Director for a BankStreet-inspired preschool and kindergarten for 19 years. I'm thinking of moving to the SF Bay Area next year and I was wondering what qualifications I would need to apply for a supervisory position. Is this possible or do I have to start as a teacher again first? Thank you.

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    Lizzie
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  • 2.  RE: Thinking of Applying for an ECE Director or Asst Director Position

    Posted 9 days ago
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    Lizzie,
    California has a Permit Matrix (see attached) which guides the requirements for positions such as teachers and supervisors.   It is definitely used by California (state) funded programs such as state preschools including Head Start ( which are Fed funded).  Many private preschool programs not all use the matrix as a bases for qualifications. 

    I hope this helps you and good luck in your search.

    Regards,
    Gayle

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    Gayle Mayekawa, M.A.
    Gayle Mayekawa Consulting
    Early Education Specialist
    gaylemayekawaconsulting@gmail.com
    (650) 438-6253

    Child Development Instructor, Foothill College
    mayekawagayle@foothill.edu



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  • 3.  RE: Thinking of Applying for an ECE Director or Asst Director Position

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hi Lizzie,

    I too would recommend looking at the website and perhaps getting your permit before applying as well as looking for job postings to see what specific places are requiring.

    I have taught in 3 states and had no problem getting my CA Master Teacher permit and then  a Site Supervisor and while not required by current school where I am Director, I think our parents appreciate that all of the teachers are permitted or apply for one within their first year teaching for us.

    Best of luck!

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    Shannon Skeens
    Pleasant Valley Co OP
    Camarillo CA
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