Early Childhood Director

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Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate academic or nonacademic activities of preschools or childcare centers and programs, including before- and after-school care.

Other Job Titles

Childcare Director, Early Head Start Director, Education Coordinator, Education Director, Education Site Manager, Preschool Director, Preschool Program Director, Principal, Site Coordinator

Job Tasks

  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies and students’ behavioral or learning problems.
  • Monitor students’ progress and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
  • Teach classes or courses or provide direct care to children.
  • Set educational standards and goals and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $23.63/hr. – $49.160 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Slower than average (1%-2%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 4600

Required Education

High school diploma/GED, Minimum of a bachelor’s degree

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