Educational Director

Manhattan, New York, NY

Job Title: Educational Director 

Locations: Manhattan, New York 

Job Description

Join the team at Imagine Early Learning Centers, an employee owned  company!

 We are safely operating with extensive Covid-19 Safety Protocols.

$500 Sign on Taxable Bonus Currently available for COVID. Paid after 3 months completion of successful employment.

Imagine Early Learning Centers seeks an Early Childhood Education Director for our Manhattan, New York childcare center. Our centers are full day educational child care centers serving children 2 months to 5 years-old. In addition, our centers are safe, nurturing, fun and friendly environments, fully prepared with COVID-19 safety protocols.

Experienced educators and administrators are needed with the ability to interface with staff, families, colleagues and the community. Experience with Developmentally Appropriate Practice including knowledge of NAEYC standards required. Directors with experience running DOE PKA programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Imagine highly values strong, creative leadership skills and collaboration.

We are seeking experienced, energetic and creative professionals to join a team providing the highest quality, educational childcare for working families. Find out more at

Responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum

  • Ensure compliance with licensing and NAEYC guidelines

  • Effective communication with families and staff 

  • Effective written communication skills

  • Ability to meet physical requirements of position which include lifting children, pushing strollers/buggies, sitting on the floor and year-round daily outdoor activities

Competitive salaries and benefits including:

  • Annual Salary $85,000-$95,000, relative to experience and qualifications

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • Supplemental Insurance (NY Life, Aflac)

  • Commuter Benefit

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Degree Incentive Reward

  • Educational support programs available

  • Childcare Discount where available

  • Professional Development

  • $500 Sign on Taxable Bonus Currently available for COVID. Paid after 3 months completion of successful employment.

  • Imagine is an employee owned company! Our ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) is a retirement benefit plan provided at no cost to employees.


  • Master's degree and New York State Teacher Certification in (B-2) Early Childhood Education, Elementary or Special Education required

  • Minimum 2 years experience as an Early Childhood program administrator.

  • Minimum 5 years experience as an Early Childhood program teacher.

  • Previous experience with NAEYC accreditation is a plus.

Who We Are

Imagine Early Learning Centers, an employee owned child care management company, operates ten high quality, full day licensed and NAEYC accredited Early Childhood centers in the NY metro area for children 6 weeks to 5-years-old. With state of the art facilities, professional development opportunities for promotion, a teamwork approach to classroom and center management, and a creative and rewarding work environment, Imagine maintains a satisfied and talented teacher staff. At Imagine, we know children, as well as staff and families, thrive in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Staff, children and families alike are valued as individuals and as members of our diverse community.

JOB CODE: Educational Director