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Before/After Care Program Director

Old Mission Peninsula School is seeking a Before/After Care Program Director effective May 16, 2019.

We are looking for an energetic and loving person to fill a position for the Before/After Care Program Director at Old Mission Peninsula School.  Before Care runs from 7 AM - 8:15 AM Monday through Friday and After Care takes place 3 PM - 6 PM Monday through Friday on site at the school. The age of the children attending ranges from Kindergarten to 6th Grade.  There are opportunities to deliver activities programming in the cafeteria, gym and outdoor areas of the school property.  The job would begin on May 16th with some training prior to the start date.

Job Requirements include:

  • Ability to create and implement engaging and appropriate activities for children attending the program.
  • Ability to follow and to clearly convey information regarding organizational policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and deliver appropriate discipline according to approved school discipline policy.
  • Possess (or be willing to attain) current certification in first aid/CPR, blood borne pathogens.
  • Be willing to undergo required health (TB Test) and background screenings.
  • Possess reliable transportation to and from school.
  • The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and a proactive and creative problem-solver.

Job Duties include:

  • Develop and deliver activities programming to children attending the program, including working with other educators and special interest activity providers to develop and deliver special or themed programming opportunities.
  • Ensure appropriate supervision and safety of all children attending the program.
  • Work with school administrative staff to ensure all child care licensing requirements are met, including continuing education requirements.
  • Work with school administrative staff to ensure accurate program attendance and payment records.
  • Report and document any injuries or incidents according to child care licensing procedures.
  • Communicate with school administration, staff, and parents on a regular basis regarding program activities.
  • Create a monthly snack menu and work with school staff to provision snacks.
  • Maintain cleanliness in all program areas.
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality for student, staff, and school matters.
  • Ensure requests for days off are communicated well in advance to school administration.

What it means to work at Old Mission Peninsula School:

  • Being an active participant as we develop our school culture and environment.
  • Working hard to provide results for our students.
  • Working with a diverse student body.
  • Welcoming all who are interested our school.
  • Being challenged to examine your work in order to ensure student success.
  • Engaging in a deep and meaningful way with the parents/guardians of all students.
  • Being supported by your peers, school leadership, School Board and the community.


The Program Director must meet 1 of the following to qualify as Program Director:

(a) Bachelor's degree or higher in early childhood education or child development.

(b) Bachelor's degree or higher in a child-related field with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development and 480 hours of experience.

A child-related field means elementary education, child guidance/counseling, child psychology, family studies, and social work.

(c) Associate's degree in early childhood education or child development with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development and 480 hours of experience.

(d) Montessori credential with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development and 960 hours of experience.

A Montessori credential means a credential issued by the Association Montessori International (AMI), American Montessori Society (AMS), or any Montessori teaching training institution recognized by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) that meets or exceeds 270 hours of academic training. 

(e) Valid Child development associate credential with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development and 960 hours of experience.

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is a nationally recognized credential that requires 480 hours of experience working with children and 120 clock hours of training. The clock hours can be obtained at the community college or higher level or through other organizations. For more information about the CDA, contact the Council for Professional Recognition at 800-424-4310 or visit the CDA website.

Any program director qualified after September 1, 2012 with a CDA must have and maintain a valid CDA to be and remain qualified as a program director.

(f) 60 semester hours with 18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development and 1920 hours of experience.

Rule 400.8113(13) states:

All program directors shall have at least 2 semester hours or 3.0 CEUs in child care administration or have an administrative credential approved by the department. These semester hours may satisfy a portion of the requirements of subrules (9) and (10) of this rule.

Old Mission Peninsula School

2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI   49686

Hours: 8:15 to 3:15

Phone: 231.252.0225

Mailing Address
2699 Island View Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686