Preschool and Childcare Center Directors - What They Do

Preschool and Childcare Center Directors generally receive a Bachelor's degree before they enter the job market.

Once employed, Preschool and Childcare Center Directors can expect to earn an average of $47,310.00 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the next 10 years Preschool and Childcare Center Directors will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 11.0% rate of growth during this time period.

Academic Programs of Interest

Child Care
Child Care Professionals are specially trained to understand child development. They learn how to provide guidance to children and how to create stimulating environments for children to explore and interact.

Child Care Professionals can work with infants as young as 3 months old, toddlers, preschoolers, or school age children. They can work in group child care centres, nursery schools or family child care homes. They... more
Child Development
Child development is the study or examination of mechanisms that operate during the biological and psychological process of growth of a child to adolescence, from dependency to increasing autonomy.

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine relating to the care of children. Age-related development terms are: Infant or baby (ages 0 - 1.5) , toddler (ages 1.5 - 2); child; preadolescence up to adolescence and puberty.... more
Education
In North America the degree is awarded for courses taken that generally last two years (one year in some Canadian universities). To gain the qualification the student is required to have a previous or substantial progress towards a bachelor's degree, usually in the field that the student wishes to teach in, as well as a good rapport with young children or teens. There are several... more
Public Administration
Public Administration can be broadly described as the development, implementation and study of government policy. Public Administration is linked to pursuing the public good by enhancing civil society and social justice. Though public administration has historically referred to government management, it increasingly encompasses non-governmental organizations that are not acting out of self-interest. more
Teacher Education
A teacher's professional duties may extend beyond formal teaching. Outside of the classroom teachers may accompany students on field trips, supervise study halls, help with the organization of school functions, and serve as supervisors for extracurricular activities. In some education systems, teachers may have responsibility for student discipline. more