Preschool Director

Job Summary

The Preschool Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the preschool

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

General Function: The Preschool Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the preschool to include: learning environment design, supervision of teachers and assistants, curriculum development, licensing compliance, accreditation process management, as well as family and community relationships.

Position Summary

  • Supervises the overall day-to-day operation of the Preschool center that meet or exceeds all local health and safety codes, policies and procedures, licensing regulation and accreditation standards
  • Ensuring a safe, education, and caring environment for the children, parents, and staff
  • Developing and leading a model of world-class quality and best practices
  • Recruitment and management of teachers, and assistants
  • Provides leadership to staff through training opportunities, classroom observation, and performance conferences
  • Development of curriculum, instructional resources & objectives, and learning material
  • Develops and strengthens partnerships with local organizations, schools, and industry partners
  • Ensures that the Preschool center meets EYFS standards and GES regulations
  • Communicates with children, parents, and other staff members on a regular basis
  • Participates in staff meetings, special events, parent-teacher conferences, and trainings as assigned
  • Maintain a positive and playful culture with staff, children, and families
  • Promoting a positive image of the organization and playing a major role in ensuring the preschool is known for high quality standards and best practices
  • Organizing tours and open days for prospective families
  • Supporting marketing and storytelling efforts (advertising, blog, social media, website updates, special events, open-house visitation days, and community involvement) to recruit enrollments and keep preschool operating at capacity
  • Managing the finances of the center effectively to eliminate waste and use resources efficiently
  • Maintain records necessary to demonstrate compliance with all regulations, fiscal and human resource management

Essential Functions

  • Manages the Preschool center budget and demonstrates sound fiscal management
  • Maintains all EYFS licensing standards and assures compliance, including records management of staff and children’s files; and assures that the Preschool center meets or exceeds quality standards
  • Actively works to recruit and retain program participants in the childcare center in order to meet and maintain enrollment goals
  • Establishes and maintains an active parent committee; and works with parents to resolve problems and assess participant needs
  • Recruits and retains qualified staff, holds monthly staff meetings, directly supervises staff to ensure EYFS expectations are met, provides performance feedback on a regular basis, and discusses training requirements with staff
  • Coordinates special events for the Preschool center
  • Orders supplies, completes reports and paperwork as required, attends Preschool team meetings, and communicates to staff, co-workers, parents and children on a regular basis


Qualification and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • 5+ years of experience in an early childhood education setting
  • Prior experience as a Director of a licensed preschool/child care program
  • Understanding of EYFS licensing standards
  • Understanding Essential Elements of Quality Management
  • Understanding of Authentic Observation Documentation & Curriculum Planning Process
  • Experience with managing budgets and implementing marketing programs
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and computers
  • Must be physically agile, highly energetic and be able to work both indoors and outdoors
  • First Aid Certificate 

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