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Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program

Also called: Director, Preschool Director, Administrator, 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:
  • Monitor students' progress, and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies, and students' behavioral or learning problems.
  • Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
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
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • 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
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • 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 software
  • Intuit Quicken software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$43,950
per year, on average
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