Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program

Also called: Administrator, Education Director, Preschool Director, Site Coordinator,



What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • ACS Technologies HeadMaster
  • B&I Computer Consultants Childcare Sage
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Intuit Quicken
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • associate's degree
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$48,210
$30,850
$82,590

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs.

On the job, you would:
  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • ACS Technologies HeadMaster
  • B&I Computer Consultants Childcare Sage
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Intuit Quicken
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • associate's degree
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$48,210
$30,850
$82,590

EXPLORE MORE