Education Administrator Preschool and Daycare

Education Administrator, Preschool and Daycare

Education administrators of preschool and childcare centers plan, direct, or coordinate academic or nonacademic activities, including before- and after-school care.

Education administrators need to have good critical-thinking, listening and communication skills as well as the ability to understand problems and find viable solutions. They are also expected to be both independent and highly dependable.

They confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies and students' behavioral or learning problems. They monitor students' progress and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems. They also recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.

In addition, education administrators may teach classes or courses or provide direct care to children. They also set educational standards and goals and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.

Most education administrators in preschool or daycare have at least a bachelor's degree, as well as up to five years of prior working experience in pre-schools or child care centers. Because these administrators work with children, most states require them to have state and local clearances, as well as First Aid Certification.


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Have you been inspired by a teacher? If you want to make a meaningful difference in others’ lives, careers in education offer many choices. From opportunities in grade school to high school, special education to bilingual, education can be a career where you can start as a teacher and transition to school administration. For most, but not all, careers in education you’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree.



Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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