Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Accepts responsibility for ensuring that the organization is in full compliance with all
licensing and safety regulations.
- He or She must update licensing paperwork and schedule any needed inspections.
- The Director also keeps records on all staff members to ensure the records follow licensing and
continuing education requirements.
- The director institutes fire and disaster preparedness drills as required by law.
- He or She writes policies and plans for dealing with various types of emergencies in the
- He or She will assist in being responsible for processing enrollments, recording attendance, as
well as health and safety checklists, purchasing supplies, storing invoices and billing records.
- He or She also maintains and updates students’ files, which may include personal information,
parent or guardian contact numbers, and other daycare records.
- Sometimes, daycare directors take care of menu preparation, lunches or school snacks while
considering government guidelines.
- Directors are also the ones to hire, train, manage and fire instructors, teacher assistants,
interns and other staff members.
- Creates shifting and task schedules of staff members and ensures school guidelines for student
to teacher ratios are applied.
- He or She is the one who conducts appraisals of teachers, assessing their performance inside the
classroom and their interaction with students.
- He or She develops, implements and oversees the daycare’s curriculum and lesson plans of
- Determines the curriculum to use throughout the daycare, provides necessary training programs
for staff members and serves as a substitute teacher when no other teachers are available. Sometimes, the daycare director works as a regular teacher on top of performing various administrative
- He or She also meets and communicates with parents about student issues such as behavioral or
learning problems and other daycare-related concerns, which may include child safety, policies, curriculum or fees.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Bachelor’s degree
- Licensure required in most states: most positions require Child Development Associate (CDA) or
National Administration Credential (NAC) certifications
- Must possess strong communication skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills, leadership
and interpersonal skills, excellent teaching skills and basic computer skills.
- Must also be extremely patient and fair when it comes to dealing with children.
Job Type: Full-time