Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

What do they do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs.

Also known as:

Administrator, Child Care Center Director, Child Care Director, Childcare Director, Early Head Start Director, Education Coordinator, Education Director, Education Site Manager, Preschool Director, Preschool Program Director, Principal, Site Coordinator

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 9.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #30 in job growth rate
  • 90

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #17 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (13.7%)
  • Master's degree (43.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (24.4%)
  • Associate's degree (5.2%)
  • Some college, no degree (7.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (4.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Advise others on career or personal development.
  • Monitor performance of organizational members or partners.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Recruit personnel.
  • Teach classes in area of specialization.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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