Early Childhood Education Supervisor – Birth to Five – Mercy Magnuson, Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA – Mercy Magnuson, Seattle

Salary Range: Full Time / Full Year Position – Exempt – $24.00 – $28.00 p/h – Depending on Education and Experience – plus full medical and dental benefits

Denise Louie Education Center is seeking a Early Childhood Education Supervisor who has a BA, or advanced degree in early childhood education or related field that have extensive understanding of child development, love children and are passionate about our mission to promote school and life readiness by providing multicultural early learning services to children and families, especially those who need our services the most.

The Early Childhood Education Supervisor will provide leadership and management support to the education staff to ensure children have a high-quality preschool experience and ensure all licensing requirements at the Federal, State and local levels are being implemented.

What you will do:

  • Ensure center policies and practices are compliant with funder’s performance standards and applicable federal, state, local and licensing rules and regulations.
  • Develop professional development goals with teaching staff based upon data and monitoring; provide team and individual guidance, training and performance evaluations.
  • Foster a positive working climate within the center by recognizing and sharing staff accomplishments
  • Establish and maintain work and classroom schedules that meet program standards, licensing, and labor laws. 
  • Review Child Master files and database to ensure documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Monitor assessments and documentation to ensure they are completed within deadlines to meet program requirements.
  • Support teachers in the collection and input of child outcomes data.  
  • Collect data on classrooms using Creative Curriculum to Fidelity.
  • Establish and monitor site classroom budgets so that they adhere to DLEC’s policies. 
  • Coordinate with Family Services, Preschool Health, Enrollment and other Education staff members to provide seamless services for children and families.
  • Provide guidance to staff in the development and implementation of parent classroom meetings and “End of the Year Celebrations”. 
  • Participate in identifying qualified candidates and recruitment of teaching staff. Train new staff on Education policies and procedures. 
  • Act as reporting agent for suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. Follow appropriate procedures to ensure compliance and support as needed.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the center environment is welcoming to families at all times
  • Provide recommendations and feedback to the Child Development Director, Birth to 5 on educational policies.
  • Provide weekly updates and frequent communication to staff. 
  • Provide coverage in classroom as needed.
  • Maintain staff files to meet licensing requirements.


What you bring to DLEC:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required.
  • Three years of experience working with families and children from infant to age five.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience in a setting providing education, health or social services to diverse communities. 
  • Ability to model research-based classroom management and individualized behavior interventions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus.
  • Ability to collect, aggregate and report on data to guide the program and agency decision-making process for continual quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work across sites as needed.  Actively find positive solutions when faced with challenges.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively engage in the problem-solving process and remain calm when faced with challenging behavior.
  • Bilingual in English and another language (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, or Vietnamese) preferred. 


Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Physical Demands: To perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The incumbent will be required to lift and carry a child weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to routinely kneel, bend, crouch and sit on the floor for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions: The work is typically performed in an early childhood school environment, with moderate to loud noise level.   Occasional travel to other site locations is needed. 

The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The working conditions are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Denise Louie Education Center requires MMR and Covid-19 vaccination for all staff.  Please let us know if you wish to seek a medical or religious accommodation, we are not able to guarantee approval of an exemption.

To apply, please complete the Employment Application by clicking below. You will be asked to provide current and prior work experiences, education, references, resume, cover letter and any other important documents.