Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare Do

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

Other Job Titles Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare May Have

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

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director, Early Childhood

Spending time in classrooms, greeting children and families, mentoring teachers, interacting with other synagogue staff.

Sublette County Development Director ,

Children's Learning Center

Most days, I spend a lot of time at my desk communicating with my co-workers or community via email, person conversations and meetings. I do get to visit our preschool classroom often and love chatting with parents during drop off and pick up time.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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