The goal of the individual in this position is to plan and coordinate the academic and non-academic activities of preschool and childcare programs or centers. This would be an ideal occupation for someone who loves to work with children or those who are interested in beginning a career in the education industry.
- - Keep track of students progress and provide them with assistance in resolving any possible problems
- - Work together with parents and staff to create educational activities and policies
- - Consider students behavioral or learning problems
- - Set educational standards and goals to help create policies and procedures
- - Plan and direct educational methods and the content of the programs
- - Coordinate and direct activities of administrators and teachers at daycare centers, institutions, schools, and public agencies
- - Teach classes and courses
- - Provide direct care to children
- - Determine funds for staff, supplies, equipment
- - Recruit and manage supplemental staff
- - Determine the span of educational offerings available
- - Create drafts of program schedules and descriptions
- - Provide information about education opportunities for parents and staff
- - Hire and train staff as needed
The individual should have knowledge of the content and structure of the English language, such as the spelling and meaning of words, rules of composition, and general grammar. They should have knowledge of the principles and key elements of providing customer support and personal services. This would include assessment of customer needs, being able to meet quality standards for services, and being able to provide an evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of media production and communication is vital. They would include alternative ways to be able to inform and communicate via the use of oral, written, and visual media. Knowledge of management and business principles is useful. These principles should be involved in resource allocation, strategic planning, human resources modeling, production methods, leadership technique, and the coordination of resources.
Those interested in working within this role should have a variety of abilities. These can include, but are not limited to inductive reasoning, fluency of ideas, deductive reasoning, speech recognition, problem sensitivity, written comprehension, oral comprehension, written expression, speech clarity, and oral expression. Individuals should have a vast array of skills as well. Typical skills necessary include social perceptiveness, writing, coordination, critical thinking, judgment and decision making, complex problem solving, persuasion, reading comprehension, active listening and fluent speaking.
There are an array of responsibilities associated with this position. The individual will have to be able to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with those in their workplace. They will need to be able to maintain them over time. Providing information to supervisors and coworkers on a regular basis via email, written format, telephone, or in person is generally required. The individual should be able to think creatively in the development of different aspects of the role. They should be able to research information and keep track of new information as it is discovered or provided.