Preschool/childcare site director is responsible for setting the tone for the facility, managing the curriculum, overseeing physical facilities, hiring staff, and managing the overall image of the center. They also ensure compliance with all NYS OCFS regulations, both regarding the physical environment and the staff.
Site director will work with qualified center staff to develop an appropriate curriculum and ensure that it complies with state and federal requirements and is developmentally appropriate.
Director will make sure that the center’s physical facilities comply with local, state and federal laws and are a safe and appropriate environment for children. Director has knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding safety requirements and inspection and certification procedures and ensure that the center complies with those requirements. The site director also evaluates and purchases equipment and supplies for the center or approves requests to purchase materials and equipment.
Childcare Site director will supervise teachers, teacher aides, assistants, administrative staff, and custodial staff, with the exception of certified special education teachers and assistants. The site director manages this staff, developing job descriptions, interviewing candidates, maintaining staff development and education and, if necessary, managing disciplinary processes.
The director ensures that all staff meet the requirements for their jobs; for example, the director orders staff background checks, medicals, qualification sheets, references, etc. and confirms that necessary licenses are valid. Childcare director is also responsible for maintaining their own qualifications.
Parental Communication and Involvement
The Director will serve as the ‘face’ of the school, managing communication with parents and the community. The director will develop policies for the school and communicates the policies to parents. Directors also often meet with parents of prospective students to determine whether the school is a good fit for the family.
Childcare site directors are responsible for the financial management of the center. This means that the Director will develop budget, manage the accounting, and oversee accounts payable and receivable along with administrative support staff. The director also develops the marketing plan for the center, developing public relations and advertising campaigns as necessary.
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