A center director can also be referred to as a child care center director or preschool director. It is their job to see to the smooth running operations of the child care center. Their responsibilities include managing budgets, recruiting and training staff, and ensuring that all activities adhere to both local and federal standards. It is also their job to maintain order, cleanliness, and to ensure the safety and welfare of the children entrusted to their care.
Center directors may need to work with child care experts to ensure that the highest quality of education is given to the children. Their role also usually includes giving tours to interested parents and working together with them to ensure the welfare of each child.
High on the list of top skills for center directors are leadership skills, great verbal and non-verbal communication skills, child care and education, and problem-solving skills. The most commonly required educational level is a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, education, business, or other related fields. A center director is paid an average salary of approximately $67,315 annually.