St. Luke’s Children’s Center was founded in 1973 as a ministry of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, Christian learning environment. The vision of St. Luke’s Children’s Center is to promote every child’s optimal learning and development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains by creating conditions for success and foundations upon which to build school readiness.
Our SLCC teachers and staff are continuously collaborating to develop curriculum that both supports individual growth and promotes the development of relationships between children.
Director Position Description
o A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in child development or early childhood education.
o Three years of work experience in a licensed, approved or registered childcare facility or experience as a certified public school early childhood educator.
o Working knowledge of Conscious Discipline and South Carolina Educational Standards preferred.
o Demonstrate highly effective organizational, time management, and multitasking skills.
o Project a positive and upbeat attitude while working in a fast-paced environment.
o Create/implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum with active participation from other members of the teaching team.
o Work with Pastors to develop weekly Christian teaching opportunities.
o Participate in early childhood organizations to maintain and improve the implementation of developmentally appropriate programs for the children and staff.
o Providing a healthy and safe environment for the children.
o Overseeing Center operations including human resources, quality assurance, and facility operations.
o Developing strong relationships with parents.
o Managing a budget.
o Complying with state childcare licensing regulations.
o Participating in at least twenty(20) clock hours of training annually as outlined in the SC Department of Social Services regulations.
Supervision and Support:
o The Director will be supervised by St. Luke’s Pastors, and will meet regularly with Pastors and St. Luke’s Children’s Center Board of Directors to report on The Center’s activities, plans and needs.
o The Director will recommend and participate in the development of The Center’s policies and procedures, and serve as a non-voting member of The Board.
o The Pastors and the Executive Committee of The Board will evaluate the Director’s performance by July 31 annually.