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Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare - 11-9031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Childcare Director
  • Early Head Start Director
  • Education Coordinator
  • Education Director
  • Education Site Manager
  • Preschool Director
  • Preschool Program Director
  • Principal
  • Site Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9030 Education and Childcare Administrators
11-9031.00 Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on career or personal development.
  • Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
  • Determine resource needs.
  • Develop educational goals, standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Develop promotional materials.
  • Develop safety standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Estimate labor requirements.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets.
  • Monitor performance of organizational members or partners.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Present information to the public.
  • Recruit personnel.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Teach classes in area of specialization.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Academic Program Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructional System Designer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Professional Military Education Instructor (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Director, Day Care Center
  • Director, Educational Program
  • Director, Special Education
  • Director, Vocational Training
  • Principal