In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Performing administrative duties including managing staff and establishing goals, curriculum, and daily routine.
- Ensuring licensing regulations and safety standards are being maintained.
In your job search, you may find job listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Some employers may require a credential such as the Child Development Associate (CDA).
Even if it is not required, certification could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
Licensure is not required to work as a Preschool or Daycare Center Director.