|Quick Facts: Preschool and Childcare Center Directors|
$48,210 per year
$23.18 per hour
|Less than 5 years|
|7% (Faster than average)|
Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead their staffs, design program plans, oversee daily activities, and prepare budgets.
Preschool and childcare center directors work primarily in child daycare services. They generally work full time.
A bachelor’s degree and experience in early childhood education are typically required to become a preschool and childcare center director. However, educational requirements vary. Additionally, some employers require these directors to have a nationally recognized credential, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
The median annual wage for preschool and childcare center directors was $48,210 in May 2019.
Employment of preschool and childcare center directors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities for preschool and childcare center directors are expected to be favorable.
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