Day Care Director Job Description

Day Care Director Job Description

Day Care Directors are responsible for the daily operations of a daycare center. They ensure a safe and educational environment for young children, manage teaching staff, develop curricula in coordination with teachers, communicate with parents, and uphold the center’s reputation.

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Day Care Director Job Description Template

We are looking to hire a qualified Day Care Director to manage our day-to-day operations and establish and sustain a positive learning environment for children. You will oversee the coordination of education programs that comply with local and federal regulations, ensure that facilities are maintained, manage and support a complement of daycare staff, and manage the center's financial affairs.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience in managing all aspects of a daycare center or nursery school, as well as strong leadership skills. You should display a friendly demeanor, have a love for children, and strive to create a supportive and encouraging environment for both children and teachers. Early childhood development experience is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe, happy, and stimulating environment for children.
  • Manage and coordinate curricula with staff that complies with state and federal requirements.
  • Ensure that center facilities are safe for children and comply with laws and regulations.
  • Evaluate and purchase materials, equipment, and supplies.
  • Manage and support teaching staff and promote their professional development.
  • Interview, hire, and train new staff members, ensuring they meet all policies and legal requirements.
  • Complete ongoing training and courses to remain up to date on daycare standards and procedures.
  • Communicate and meet with parents regarding their children and the center’s policies.
  • Manage and oversee the budget and accounts and ensure that the center remains profitable.
  • Develop and facilitate a marketing and communications plan.

Requirements:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Early childhood education experience may be preferred.
  • Licensure is required.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal laws governing child care.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
  • Friendly and approachable demeanor.
  • Maintain a professional appearance, attitude, and work ethic at all times.

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