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Become A Child Care Director

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Working As A Child Care Director

  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $45,670

    Average Salary

What Does A Child Care Director Do At Childcare Network

* Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Manage assigned school in accordance with company financial and budgetary guidelines.
* Hire, train, and supervise teachers and other staff.
* Operate the school according to state licensing standards
* Assist teachers with the weekly development and execution of the curriculum and program activities.
* Purchase supplies, equipment, food and other materials necessary for program operations.
* Execute marketing plan (both internal and external) necessary to maintain desired enrollment.
* Ensure a safe environment for the children in our care.
* Knowledge of state child care

What Does A Child Care Director Do At Associated Recreation Council (Arc Seattle)

* Develop programs that are developmentally age appropriate and culturally relevant
* Establish relationships of mutual trust and good communication with program participants, their families, and community center staff
* Comply with all Department of Early Learning Licensing requirements
* Oversee program staff, including scheduling and on the job training
* Prepare reports and perform other administrative tasks, attendance records, program application and fees, budgeting, etc.
* Provide a safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean and appealing facilities; competent in emergency preparedness; removing known safety hazards; ensuring staff have current CPR/First Aid certification, and any other required or applicable credentials

What Does A Child Care Director Do At Children's Rescue Fund

* The Director/Teacher of ChildCare and Recreation Program will serve as a liaison between ChildCare/Recreation and the various departments within our organization; as well as those of City/State Programs, professional associations and regulatory agencies.
* As a liaison, this individual will be required to use sound management skills to provide optimum care foreach child enrolled in either the Recreation or Child Care Programs available within CRF/Icahn House.
* SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
* I.
* Daily
* Responsible for the supervision and functioning of all center personnel.
* Responsible for daily administrative needs of thecenter.
* Responsible for all programmatic phases of the center’sactivities.
* Responsible for operating the Child Care and Recreation Programs within all licensing standards.
* II.
* Periodic:
* Responsible for maintaining children’s waitlist and enrollment.
* Responsible for attending administrative staff meetings, initiating and holding center staff meetings as well as parent meetings.
* Responsible for monthly program reports, maintaining accurate records on staff and children’s attendance.
* Responsible for maintaining Child Care and Recreation Programs licensing standards and records.
* Responsible for all purchases made on center level.
* Utilizing the Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
* Client Assistance and Re-housing Enterprise System (CARES) complete incident reports as needed.
* III.
* Occasional:
* Responsible for dissemination of policies, procedures and information to parents.
* Responsible for arbitrating differences between centerpersonnel.
* Responsible for identifying strategies to improve the effectiveness of programs and policies for young children and families.
* Provide Childcare when necessary to enable a parent of child to seek employment permanent housing and/or to attend school or training.
* OTHER
* Must obtain Department of Health Food Handler’s Certification within four (4) months of being employed.
* Must be available to rotate shifts and classroom assignmentas needs of the business require

What Does A Child Care Director Do At Associated Recreation Council

Establish and maintain a relationship of mutual trust and good communication with program participants, their families, the community, schools, and center coordinator Create a positive learning community inclusive of youth participants, families, community members, and staff Assist in providing a safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean, and appealing facilities; competent in emergency preparedness; removing known safety hazards; ensuring staff with current CPR/First Aid certification and any other required or applicable credentials Comply with all department policies and procedures and state WAC licensing

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How To Become A Child Care Director

A college degree and experience in early childhood education is typically required to become a preschool and childcare center director. Some states or employers require preschool and childcare center directors to have a nationally recognized credential, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA).

Education

Most states require preschool and childcare center directors to have at least an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. These degree programs teach students about child development, provide strategies for teaching young children, and discuss how to observe and document children’s progress. Employers may prefer candidates who have a degree, or at least some postsecondary coursework, in early childhood education.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most states require preschool and childcare center directors to have experience in early childhood education. The amount of experience required varies by state.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many states require childcare centers, including those in private homes, to be licensed. To qualify for licensure, staff must pass a background check, have a complete record of immunizations, and meet a minimum training requirement. Some states require staff to have certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.

Some states and employers require preschool and childcare center directors to have a nationally recognized credential. Most often, states require the CDA credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Obtaining the CDA credential requires coursework, experience in the field, and being observed while working with children. The credential is valid for 3 years and requires renewal.

Some states recognize the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) designation offered by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Some of the requirements for obtaining the CCP are that the candidate must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, have experience in the field, take courses in early childhood education, and pass an exam. The CCP accreditation requires renewal every 2 years through the CCP maintenance process.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Preschool and childcare center directors manage childcare centers and need to be able to operate the business effectively.

Communication skills. Preschool and childcare center directors need to inform parents and staff about the progress of the children. They need good writing and speaking skills to convey this information successfully.

Interpersonal skills. Preschool and childcare center directors must be able to develop good relationships with parents, children, and staff.

Leadership skills. Preschool and childcare center directors supervise staff, so they need good leadership skills to inspire staff to work diligently. They also must enforce rules and regulations.

Organizational skills. Directors need to maintain clear records about children and staff. In addition, they must be able to multitask when several people or situations require their attention.

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Top Child Care Director Skills

  1. Child Care Services
  2. Appropriate Curriculum
  3. Payroll
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage and develop quality child care services to enhance and strengthen corporate culture and nonprofit mission effectiveness.
  • Develop an age appropriate curriculum meeting the needs of student grades k-5th and assisting with daily implementation of activities.
  • Monitor and control payroll budgets Continue to monitor and improve all risk management details in both departments.
  • Managed hospital sponsored child care program licensed for 150 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
  • Direct supervision of all Childcare and Youth Staff.

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