|Quick Facts: Preschool and Childcare Center Directors|
|2014 Median Pay||
$45,260 per year
$21.76 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor's degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||Less than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||64,000|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||7% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||4,200|
Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead staffs, oversee daily activities, design curriculums, and prepare budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program.
Preschool and childcare center directors work primarily in child daycare services. They generally work full time.
A college degree and experience in early childhood education is typically required to become a preschool and childcare center director. Some states or employers require preschool and childcare center directors to have a nationally recognized credential, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA).
The median annual wage for preschool and childcare center directors was $45,260 in May 2014.
Employment of preschool and childcare center directors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities for preschool and childcare center directors are expected to be favorable.
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