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Yuecheng Parkside Kindergarten

Principal, YueCheng Parkside Kindergarten

¥800k-1000k/year Beijing, China 1 position available Starting date in 2023-08-01

About The School

Let every child enjoy a positive and beautiful life. Learn more about this school

Job Description

YueCheng Parkside Kindergarten
The beautiful Parkside Kindergarten will open its campus doors in January 2022, although the first
group of students joined the YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten in August 2021. You may please learn
more about our kindergartens by visiting
The YueCheng Parkside Kindergarten is a member institution of YCE, located in the Tongzhou
Banbidian area and has been purposefully designed to support and enhance this growing community.
Children at Yuecheng Parkside Kindergarten are empowered to enjoy a positive, purposeful, and
healthy life, becoming confident and creative learners as they begin their educational journey. A
distinctive new landmark of this community will be the inspirational and awe-inspiring park that has
been planned adjacent to the Kindergarten.

The position
The Principal of YueCheng Parkside Kindergarten is a senior leadership position, with overall
responsibility for the campus. He or she will have considerable freedom in implementing the
curriculum, which is broadly based on the foundational principles outlined above. The Principal will
work in close collaboration with the school’s Chinese Director who will be responsible for
government relations and the management of the buildings and facilities. The Principal will also
collaborate closely with the YueCheng Chief Academic Officer and the Director of the YueCheng
Educational Research Institute (YERI) who provide research and professional development support
for all YCE institutions.
The fundamental role of the Principal is to ensure a seamless fusion of the best of China and the
world in implementing this pioneering, child-centred, dual language program, which will be taught
by teams of expatriate and Chinese teachers.
Prior to assuming duties, the appointee will receive a thorough orientation in the social, academic
and cultural considerations that will be important to the successful implementation of this important

Collaborates with: Director, YueCheng Educational Research Institute
Chinese Director, YueCheng Kindergartens
Principal, YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten

Responsibilities will include the following:
Provide overall leadership for the Parkside Kindergarten
Ensure that the academic program is implemented in alignment with the mission, vision, and
values of YueCheng Education and of the YCE kindergartens
Ensure that the academic program is aligned to the curriculum’s foundational principles (see
Ensure a safe and secure environment for students, teachers, and staff
Provide inspirational leadership for the education and welfare of the children
Lead ongoing development of the curriculum, and of the assessment and reporting of student
Lead the professional development of teachers, assistant teachers, and teacher assistantsDevelop and maintain excellent relationships with parents in support of student education
and welfare
Provide an ongoing education program for parents
Implement the enrolment and retention of students in alignment with YCE criteria and
Implement the recruitment, orientation, appraisal, motivation and retention of teachers
Establish and maintain high professional expectations for all teachers and staff
Ensure the provision of high-quality educational resources
Support and participate in promotional activities
Ensure the understanding and implementation of all YCE policies and procedures
Liaise with the Director of YERI and with the heads of other YCE institutions
Provide regular reports to the Executive Principal of YueCheng Kindergartens


A profound appreciation of the power of education to contribute to the creation of better
Philosophical alignment with YCE’s mission, vision, and values and with the guiding
statements of the YueCheng Kindergartens
Early childhood or pre-school education qualification;
Minimum 8 years’ experience as an early childhood educator;
Strong leadership capacity; evidence of effective school leadership preferred
Experience of and/or commitment to developing a future-oriented curriculum including
personalized learning and investigative play;
Experience of and/or commitment to collaborating in the development and
implementation of a bilingual/dual language program for early learners;
Strong desire to lead in a school which fuses the best of local and international educational
principles and practices in order to create something that is better than either;
Strong desire to work with both local and international teachers and to work in, and
facilitate the creation of, collaborative teams;
Desire to work with local student and parent population;
Excellence in communicating orally and in writing;
The ability to gain and maintain the confidence of highly motivated teachers, parents and
High emotional intelligence, including the capacity to respond with compassion and
firmness while maintaining the respect of parents, students and colleagues from different
A leadership style characterized by inclusiveness, appropriate transparency,
approachability and support while remaining decisive and accountable;
A sense of humor and ability to see the good in all and presume positive intentions;
Growth mindset;
Flexible thinking;
A strong interest in living and working in China.


Basic salaries:800k-1000k/year before tax

furnished housing, medical insurance, annual home leave airfare for employee and family,
excellent professional development opportunities, and the benefit of belonging to a highly engaged
educational team within a warm, caring and innovative community.

An expatriate parent of school-age children will be granted up to two full-fee discounts on places at
the YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten (KG age) or at Beijing City International School, depending on
the child’s age and subject to student enrolment criteria and availability.

Post date: 2021-09-17
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