The New America School-New Mexico, a State Chartered High school in downtown Las Cruces has vacancies for: In order to qualify as a Director of the facility, the person named must be able to meet the following qualifications:            PERSONNEL AND STAFFING REQUIREMENTS FOR CENTERS:
      • Unless exempted under Subparagraph (b) below, a child care center will have a director who is at least 21 years old and meets the requirements outlined in the table
Professional Preparation and Experience
Program Administration The first of three AA-level Early Childhood Program Administration courses in the Early Childhood Program Administration career pathway: Program Management 1 Or The National Administrator Credential (NAC)* and Child Development/Early Childhood Education Child Growth, Development and Learning (one of the AA-level “common core courses”)**
Two-years experience in an early childhood growth and development setting
The Provisional AA-Level NM Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate (All three AA-level Early Childhood Program Administration Courses and Practicum: Program Management 1, Effective Program Development for Diverse Learners and Their Families & Practicum, Professional Relationships & Practicum)
The New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC) (Includes the following four courses as well as additional non-coursework requirements: Child Growth, Development and Learning; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Family and Community Collaboration; and Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs)
The Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate
The Child Care Professional (CCP) certificate
The New Mexico Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate
Montessori Teacher Certification
The New Mexico One-Year Vocational Certificate
Associate of Arts (AA) or Applied Sciences (AA or AAS) in child development or early childhood education
A bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education or a related field. Related fields include: early childhood special education, family studies, family and consumer sciences, elementary education with early childhood endorsement or other degree with successful completion of courses in early childhood. and One year of experience in an early childhood growth and development setting
Please submit curriculum vitae and letter of interest to

Margarita Porter

Principal/Homeless Liaison/Title IX Coordinator  575-527-9085 The mission of the New America School is to empower new immigrants, English Language Learners and academically underserved with the educational tools and support they need to maximize their potential, succeed, and live the American dream. The New America School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. The New America School does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status protected by state or local law.

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