|Quick Facts: Preschool and Childcare Center Directors|
|2012 Median Pay||
$43,950 per year
$21.13 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||63,800|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||17% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||10,900|
Preschool and childcare center directors direct and lead staffs, oversee daily activities, and prepare plans and budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program.
Preschool and childcare center directors work primarily in child day care services. They generally work full time.
Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree. Most states require these directors to have experience in early childhood education. Some states or employers require preschool and childcare center directors to have a nationally recognized certification such as the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.
The median annual wage for preschool and childcare center directors was $43,950 in May 2012.
Employment of preschool and childcare center directors is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Continued demand for preschool programs and childcare is expected to contribute to growth.
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