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Child Care Assistant Director

Child Care Assistant Director

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Child Care
Regular Full-Time

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Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

WMNI Vision Statement

We envision an army, united in its dedication to boldly follow where God leads, maximizing every opportunity to reach out in love with the life changing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

The Assistant Director is responsible for maintaining professional and administrative functions. Ensure that all office functions are carried out in a timely and professional manner.  Assist in keeping the Beginnings Child Care Center in licensing compliance.


Key Responsibilities


Must be familiar and comply with all regulations and requirements from the following agencies and systems:

  • Ingham County Environmental Health
  • Department of Human Services, Office of Children and Adult Licensing
  • Lansing Fire Department.
  • Public Law 116, Michigan Child Protection Law
  • MCIR- Michigan Care Improvement Registry
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • Head Start Performance Standards
  • The Salvation Army
  • Beginnings Child Care


This position requires proficiency in all items covered under responsibilities and requirements for Assistant Teachers, Lead Teachers and assists the Director in all functions of the program. The Assistant Director will be trained to assist the Director as requested in the following areas:

 Head Start program requirements & billing procedures

  • Accounts receivable and receipting
  • Professional correspondence­
  • Parent interactions
  • Enrollment
  • Newsletter preparation
  • Computer entry and composition
  • Licensing compliance
  • Classroom supervision
  • Substitute teaching in the classrooms as needed


Manage all aspects of the Department of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program, CACFP.

  • Weekly menu development, using the monthly menu provided by cook for lunches and plan breakfast and a.m. and p.m. snacks. Provide menus to classrooms and parents.
  • Create weekly CACFP meal attendance record sheets.
  • Keep kitchen and storage areas clean and within the standards required by all agencies involved in food storage, preparation and service.
  • Maintain food supplies for snacks by purchasing from stores or the Greater Lansing Food Distribution Center. Monitor and rotate food to ensure quality.
  • Monitor milk consumption, working with cook who purchases the milk. Maintain the receipts and funds for milk purchase.
  • Maintain annual CACFP Income Eligibility Forms and Infant Food Waivers, reviewed and renewed annually in June
  • Complete annual CACFP contract according to guidelines and deadlines.
  • Maintain complete CACFP memo binders and all other required documents for reviews.
  • Attend all required CACFP trainings.


Maintain accurate receipts for purchases and petty cash.


Maintain supply shopping procedures working with the Director to plan for and purchase items needed for activities and snack preparation.


Prepare, collect and maintain accurate records. These include:

  • Statistics of children's attendance, tabulated bi-weekly & reported monthly
  • Children's physicals and immunizations on MICR and monitor Head Start dental examination requirements.
  • Information cards for each child, reviewed annually in June
  • Children’s files (classroom, licensing and program)
  • Head Start In-Kind attendance with parent signatures
  • Prepare classroom attendance sheets, CACFP attendance sheets, parent daily sign in sheets and DHS sign in/out sheets.
  • Weekly produce distribution information to Volunteer Coordinator.


Promote community involvement and a positive self-image through social media, advertisements, tours to interested groups, and working as an advocate for the care of young, children as assigned.


Work with the Director to oversee the cleaning and maintenance of BCC.


Work with the Director to schedule in-service training and professional development for staff and attend conferences to increase skills and knowledge related to child care as assigned.


Work with the Director to develop Child Care Committee meeting and Booster Club agendas, assist in facilitating the meetings and taking minutes at the meetings. Follow through with items discussed by the committee as assigned.


Assist the Director with and participate in special activities that include but are not limited to Movie Night, Bake Sales, Cookie Dough Sales and Student Commencement.


Specific Functions

  1. Act in a mature and professional manner at all times. Seek conflict resolution through proper channels and mediation.
  2. Be familiar with the policies and procedures set by BCC and the Michigan Child Protection Law in regards to the reporting process for child abuse and neglect.
  3. Attend all staff meetings and read staff memos concerning matters of the children's care and program operation. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for obtaining 24 hours of training annually and CPR/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens.
  4. Work with the Citadel Corps Officers and the Capital Area Coordinator as requested in the planning of and participate in all BCC activities child related and community based as assigned.
  5. Type and send correspondence as needed
  6. General filing of financial, student, personnel, classroom and other documents
  7. Answer and transfer telephone calls for Beginnings Child Care Center
  8. Respond to email correspondence when appropriate






Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Child Development or a related field and/or experience directly related to the operation of a child care program


Minimum of two year’s experience directly related to child care work preferred.


Must also have good communication skills, both written and verbal, and have experience dealing with the public.


Computer fluency including Windows and Excel


BCC follows the Department of Human Services, Office of Children and Adult Licensing regulations regarding health of personnel.

  • Within 30 days of employment, employees will submit evidence that they have been tested and are free of communicable tuberculosis, dated within 1 year.
  • Employees must show evidence of being physically and emotionally capable of performing the required tasks associated with employment.
  • Employees of The Salvation Army, Beginnings Child Care must be of good moral character, and never have been convicted or involved in a substantiated case of abuse or neglect of children or adults.
  • Prior to employment, all employees are screened by the Michigan State Police and the Department of Human Services, Michigan Sex Offenders Registry and The Salvation Army’s national screening process. Employees must pass these investigations to the satisfaction of the administrative staff.