Day Care Director Job Description

A day care director is responsible for overseeing the operations of the center.

This includes providing the necessary resources for children, supervising staff, meeting state licensing requirements, handling billing, and overseeing the center’s curriculum.

Day care centers are highly regulated and must adhere to local and state regulations.

The director must coordinate with state and local agencies to ensure both facility and student health and safety, maintain appropriate staffing levels, and ensure that children are learning appropriate skills.

Day care directors typically hold a high school diploma or associate’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree is not typically required.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Day Care Director to lead our team of child care professionals. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children of all ages, be able to develop and implement age-appropriate activities, and have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Day Care Director Duties:

  • Provide high-quality education and care to the residents
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Review and evaluate current and proposed programs
  • Work with families, residents, social agencies, and healthcare professionals to develop or improve the services offered
  • Ensure that resident care, safety, and health are promoted and monitored
  • Promote a positive work environment for employees, administration, and residents
  • Manage budgets
  • Provide instructional and leadership staff members with ongoing training
  • Evaluate current and proposed personnel
  • Evaluate current and proposed programs
  • Maintain accurate records and reports
  • Assist with payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable

Day Care Director Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily operations, supervising a staff of 5-10 caregivers and up to 20 children
  • Develop and implement comprehensive budgets and marketing plans, while planning and implementing staff training and development
  • Maintain and update day-to-day paperwork including calendars, reports, and activity logs
  • Obtain necessary licensures and certifications including the Child Development Associate credential and participate in any required continuing education
  • Maintain regulatory compliance
  • Maintain proper staff records to ensure accurate payroll

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Business, education, or related field
  • 4+ years’ proven experience leading a child care center
  • Knowledge of child care and child development
  • Experience managing staff
  • Knowledge of child care licensing and safety requirements

At [Company Name], we're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We're committed to building a diverse and inclusive team, and we encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We're also proud to welcome applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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