Northbrook Preschool was founded in 1982 and is a half-day, faith-based program. It currently serves children between the ages of 12 months and six years (kindergarten) in a nine month program with two weeks of summer camp. Northbrook Preschool is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Northbrook Preschool is a ministry of and an integral part of Northbrook United Methodist Church. The atmosphere of the program is one of Christian nurturing and the preschool embraces the opportunity to share the joy of learning and discovery with the children and families of the congregation and the surrounding community. The program works in partnership with parents (a) to encourage the unique development of each child, (b) to provide an experience where children come to believe in themselves, their worth, and their ability to have an impact on the world around them, and (c) to enable children to see themselves as creative, capable, critical thinkers. Northbrook Preschool is committed to an inclusive ministry, serving children without regard to race, language, ethnicity, gender, social, economic or religious background. The goals of Northbrook Preschool are to help children develop in their own way in order to see themselves as unique and special creations of God, and to help families to feel supported and nurtured in their child rearing efforts.
The school has an enrollment of approximately 230 children with 40 staff members. The curriculum is inspired by the emergent, explorative-based Reggio Emilia approach. The preschool has a partnership with the Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) to provide an inclusive preschool program
The Director of the Weekday Preschool Program is a 12 month employee responsible for the organization and the administration of the Northbrook Preschool in a manner consistent with the philosophy and goals established by the Preschool Committee and the Work Area on Education. It is expected that the Director will demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the areas of education and child development to insure that the Northbrook Preschool continues to provide a program of high quality that is centered on the needs of the children. The director must possess good oral and written communication skills and be comfortable speaking to and counseling with parents and teachers alike. The Director must possess a positive Christian outlook and demonstrate leadership skills and abilities. Knowledge of the NAEYC accreditation process and a commitment to the Reggio Emilia philosophy are necessary.
- At least a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education with 24 credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education AND nine credits in administration, leadership, or management AND must have a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in preschool or kindergarten and demonstrate proficiency in early childhood education, or
- Meet the Alternative Pathway to Achieve Educational Qualifications of the Program Administration. The candidate must document a total of 100 points across all three categories: education, administrator experience and relevant training or credentials.
CONTACT: Scott M. McKelvey
ADDRESS: 11225 Crabapple Rd, Roswell, Ga 30075
PHONE: (770) 998-2000
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