|Quick Facts: Preschool and Childcare Center Directors|
$45,790 per year
$22.01 per hour
|Less than 5 years|
|11% (Faster than average)|
Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead their staffs, design program plans, oversee daily activities, 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 bachelor’s degree and experience in early childhood education are typically required to become a preschool and childcare center director. However, the educational requirements can vary by state. Some states or employers require them to have a nationally recognized credential, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA).
The median annual wage for preschool and childcare center directors was $45,790 in May 2016.
Employment of preschool and childcare center directors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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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