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Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs.   (O'Net 11-9031.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Administrator, Art Coordinator, Assessment Coordinator, Center Administrator, Child Care Center Administrator, Child Care Center Director, Child Care Director, Childcare Administrator, Childcare Center Administrator, Childcare Center Director, Childcare Director, Day Care Center Director, Day Care Director, Daycare Manager, Director, Director of Child Care Center, Director of Preschool, Director of Testing, Early Care Superintendent, Early Childhood Development Manager, Early Childhood Program Supervisor (ECP Supervisor), Early Childhood Services Director, Early Childhood Specialist, Early Head Start Director, Education Coordinator, Education Director, Education Site Manager, Education Specialist, Educational Program Director, Executive Director, Head Start Coordinator, Head Start Director, Montessori Program Director, Prekindergarten Program Coordinator, Preschool Director, Principal, Program Coordinator, Program Director, Site Coordinator, Special Education Director, Teacher, Therapeutic Preschool Program Manager, Vice Principal, Vocational Training Director
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 14.67   $ 18.10   $ 21.32   $ 23.98   $ 33.77   $ 22.34  
    Yearly $30,520   $37,640   $44,350   $49,880   $70,240   $46,470  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 11.64   $ 14.70   $ 20.24   $ 23.52   $ 35.42   $ 21.09  
    Yearly $24,200   $30,580   $42,090   $48,930   $73,680   $43,880  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.46   $ 18.98   $ 21.75   $ 24.63   $ 35.78   $ 23.53  
    Yearly $34,240   $39,480   $45,240   $51,220   $74,430   $48,950  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 17.44   $ 19.72   $ 21.79   $ 23.82   $ 25.99   $ 22.13  
    Yearly $36,280   $41,010   $45,320   $49,540   $54,050   $46,030  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 300 314 0.5% 10
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Social assistance 55.3%
    Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations 17.7%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 14.3%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 9.7%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 1.2%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Monitor students' progress, and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
     
  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies, and students' behavioral or learning problems.
     
  • Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.
     
  • Plan, direct, and monitor instructional methods and content of educational, vocational, or student activity programs.
     
  • Direct and coordinate activities of teachers or administrators at daycare centers, schools, public agencies, or institutions.
     
  • Prepare and maintain attendance, activity, planning, accounting, or personnel reports and records for officials and agencies, or direct preparation and maintenance activities.
     
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff, and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
     
  • Teach classes or courses, or provide direct care to children.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2010
     


    Knowledge
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2010
     


    Skills
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  • 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.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2010
     


    Work Activities
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  • Performing Administrative Activities - Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
     
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2010
     


    Interests
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2010
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Educator Office of Educator Licensing
    Vermont Agency of Education
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  updated June 2010
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
     
    • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
     
    • Superintendency and Educational System Administration.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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