Job Title: Director/Owner Child Care Center
Type of Company: My company is a child care learning center for children toddlers and children up to seven years old. We provide full-day care and educational services.
Education: AS, Early Childhood Education BA, Biology
Previous Experience: I taught and designed swimming programs for children and adults.
Job Tasks: I am the director, owner and chief administrator of the school. My duties include (but are not limited to): tours & enrollments; the maintenance of all business, accounting, payroll and financial records, along with insurance coverage & employee benefits; the creation and streamlining of all center policies and procedures. I maintain our EEC Group Childcare License our national accreditation; I buy supplies and order equipment; hire and fire staff; train and supervise employees; oversee our curriculum and staff development; maintain vendor contracts; purchase and review teacher resource materials; chair our monthly staff meetings and our quarterly parent meetings; and teach.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my work: It is a joy to work with the children and to maintain long-term relationships with their families.
The worst part: I supervise on average thirty people and service 120 families. It is very challenging to meet everyone's needs. The liability, responsibility, and enormity of my job description and responsibilities can be overwhelming and never-ending.
1. Make sure that you have college-level course work in early childhood education, administration of early childhood programs, adult supervision & training, parent/ teacher communication.
2. If you do not have accounting or business training hire an accountant and payroll company .Make sure that you have a reliable plumber, painter, carpenter you can count on.
3. Learn to teach, train and delegate responsibilities, but maintain overall supervision and control.
4. Always be professional and respectful when dealing with children, parents, staff, and families.
Additional Thoughts: The field of Early Childhood Education has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. We follow the Massachusetts frameworks for preschool & kindergarten, utilize the Massachusetts preschool program standards, have defined age appropriate curriculum in all area of study for all age groups, are responsible for child assessments and developmental screenings, refer children and families to support services, as well as, adhere to the licensing regulations for the State of Massachusetts and NAEYC. As childcare providers we are also mandated reporters of abuse and neglect. In order to be successful in my position you must: have a solid educational background, have a sound business plan, be a good listener, be respectful and patient, well organized, have a clear mission & goals, and be decisive in nature.
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