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

Early Learning Project Manager ,

Envision Utah

I spend my time answering emails, attending meetings, and talking to providers of early learning and early childhood resources about how to help families be better brain-builders to their children.

Executive Director ,

Small Magic

I work to ensure that children under five, alongside their parents, receive foundational early literacy support. Our flagship program, Birmingham Talks, involves using a wearable device to track and enhance language development. We analyze this data to offer personalized coaching, helping to bridge the word gap in underprivileged communities. My days are spent on the ground, engaging with families and refining strategies to nurture the potential of our youngest learners.

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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