Director for the Center for Young Children Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology College of Education University of Maryland, College Park

Director for the Center for Young Children

Department of Human Development and

Quantitative Methodology

College of Education

                       University of Maryland, College Park



The Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM), in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, invites applications for the position of Director for the Center for Young Children (CYC).  The CYC Director is a 12-month, exempt staff position.  The Center for Young Children is a laboratory school established in 1948 with a threefold mission:  educating preschool and kindergarten children, providing professional development opportunities for preservice and in-service teachers and supporting research on children’s development and learning.


The CYC Director will be expected to: provide leadership, expertise, and vision in the ongoing development and administration of the CYC (curriculum, licensing and accreditation, staffing, budgeting, etc.); facilitate school, community, and teacher education program partnerships; manage public relations, communications, and marketing; collaborate with county school system personnel regarding the special education needs of young children; support research and grant projects undertaken by UMD faculty, as well as actively facilitate communication between teachers and staff at the CYC and faculty and students conducting research at the CYC; collaborate with the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education (EC/ECSE) faculty to facilitate the integration of the CYC into the EC/ECSE teacher education program; and develop, oversee and implement a five-year strategic plan.


Minimum Qualifications


·      An earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field

·      Two years teaching experience at the early childhood level (birth through grade three)

·      Proven leadership skills and experience in a school administrative role in accordance with NAEYC Criteria for Program Administrators

·      Knowledge of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)/Individualized Education Plans (IEP)

·      Evidence of exemplary interpersonal and community involvement skills

·      Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills

·      Evidence of the ability to provide management of the center


The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.


The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2016.  For fullest consideration, applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal- no later than October 1, 2015: cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. 


All inquiries and nominations should be sent to:


Christy Tirrell-Corbin, PhD

Chair, Search Committee

3304 Benjamin Building

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742