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ECEAP Center Manager

EPIC Early Learning

Yakima, washington

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EPIC Early Learning is seeking a passionate and experienced Center Manager to join our team. As a private, nonprofit organization, EPIC has been providing early childhood educational services to children and families in Central Washington for over 35 years. Our mission is to empower children to reach their full potential through nurturing relationships, engaging experiences, and high-quality education.

As a Center Manager at EPIC Early Learning, you will oversee the implementation and delivery of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) at our centers. You will work closely with a team of educators and support staff to ensure that the ECEAP program meets the needs of the children and families it serves. Your responsibilities will include program management, staff supervision, collaboration with parents and community partners, and ensuring compliance with program requirements and regulations.

To be successful in this role, you must have a strong background in early childhood education and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory or management role. You should be knowledgeable about ECEAP program requirements, state licensing regulations, and best practices in early childhood education. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential, as you will be building relationships with parents, staff, and community partners to support the overall well-being of the children and families in our centers.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the ECEAP program at the centers
  • Ensure compliance with ECEAP program requirements, state licensing regulations, and agency policies
  • Collaborate with educators and support staff to develop and implement high-quality early childhood education programs
  • Supervise and support center staff, including conducting evaluations and providing professional development opportunities
  • Coordinate with community partners to provide comprehensive support services for children and families
  • Build strong relationships with parents and actively involve them in their child's education and development
  • Monitor program performance and outcomes, and identify areas for improvement
  • Ensure accurate documentation of program activities and outcomes
  • Promote a culture of safety within the centers and encourage adherence to safety protocols
  • Be committed to characterizing a culture of safety within our centers, playgrounds, buses and anywhere that children may be present. Be familiar with and encourage EPICs culture of "See Something, Say Something".


  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development, or a related field, or equivalent combination of experience and/or training in Early Childhood which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Meet the state licensing requirements for a center director
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in early childhood education, with at least 1 year in a supervisory or management role
  • Knowledge of ECEAP program requirements, state licensing regulations, and best practices in early childhood education
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with parents, staff, and community partners
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and data entry
  • Experience working with diverse populations and low-income families
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish is preferred
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the service area as needed
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License, own transportation, and required auto insurance

Pay Level: $68,640 to $72,800 Annual Salary (12month position)


·         Medical/Dental/ Vision Plans

·         Sick Leave (5hours per payroll)

·         Annual Leave (4 hours per payroll)

·         11 Paid Holidays

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Basic Life Insurance

·         403 B (Employer match after 1 year or 1,000 hours)

·         Short/Long Term Disability Insurance

Conditions of Employment:

  1. Prior to employment, complete a pre-employment drug screen, Tb skin test by an EPIC approved healthcare provider at no cost to the employee.
  2. Pre-employment basic physical by an EPIC healthcare provider (obtain within (30) days of employment and no cost to the employee).
  3. Must pass an initial and periodic background check through the Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF).
  4. Provide proof of MMR vaccination and/ or resistance to Measles, Mumps & Rubella.
  5. Current Food Handlers card (obtain the training within 30 days of employment).
  6. Current First Aid/CPR card (obtain within thirty 30 days of employment).
  7. Complete Child Abuse and Neglect training and all other mandated training.
  8. CEO Approval.

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