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Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare

Plan, direct, or coordinate academic or nonacademic activities of preschools or childcare centers and programs, including before- and after-school care.

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    Work Activities

    • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies and students' behavioral or learning problems.
    • Monitor students' progress and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
    • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
    • Teach classes or courses or provide direct care to children.
    • Set educational standards and goals and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.
    • Determine the scope of educational program offerings and prepare drafts of program schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
    • Determine allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment and authorize purchases.
    • Direct and coordinate activities of teachers or administrators at daycare centers, schools, public agencies, or institutions.
    • Prepare and maintain attendance, activity, planning, accounting, or personnel reports and records for officials and agencies, or direct preparation and maintenance activities.
    • Plan, direct, and monitor instructional methods and content of educational, vocational, or student activity programs.
    • Review and interpret government codes and develop procedures to meet codes and to ensure facility safety, security, and maintenance.
    • Review and evaluate new and current programs to determine their efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with state, local, and federal regulations and recommend any necessary modifications.
    • Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and the need for curriculum changes.
    • Prepare and submit budget requests or grant proposals to solicit program funding.
    • Organize and direct committees of specialists, volunteers, and staff to provide technical and advisory assistance for programs.
    • Inform businesses, community groups, and governmental agencies about educational needs, available programs, and program policies.
    • Write articles, manuals, and other publications and assist in the distribution of promotional literature about programs and facilities.


    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Written Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 46350/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 22.28/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,370
    • Yearly Projected Openings 200

    Typical Education


    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Independence


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