About the Role
The Daycare Director is responsible for overseeing MZLD daycare facility to ensure that children have a safe and fun environment to learn and socialize with others. Their duties include hiring qualified childcare staff, setting budgets for toys and supplies and proactively communicating with parents to accommodate their child’s needs.
Positions Reporting to This Position: Assistant Administrator, Teachers, Cook
FLSA Status: Hourly
Salary Range: $52,000 - $55,000
Must have a degree in Early Childhood
• 2+ years of Early Childhood experience
Record keeping practices and procedures, basic principles of accounting, financial record keeping and
budget preparation, laws, regulations and practices relating to supervision and management of program
personnel, basic computer skills including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Physical and Mental Requirements:
The physical and mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Adequate health and fitness to be able to maintain a busy schedule
• Use of gross motor skills to perform organizational duties
• Use of fine motor skills to operate keyboard equipment
• Regularly required to sit and stand for extended periods
• Specific vision abilities required in this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
• Lifts children and equipment up to 50 lbs occasionally
• Able to move quickly to intervene in dangerous situations
• Able to understand and communicate in English effectively both written and verbally to a variety
• Able to express or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to convey detailed or
important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly
• Able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels in order to receive information
through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sounds
• Problem solving ability
• Able to make decisions without supervision
• Able to make sound decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image
and reputation of the organization
1. Maintain center program
a. Ensure compliance with all FSSA, CACFP, NAEYC, and MZLDC guidelines and policies
(Admin Assistant and Curriculum Specialist)
b. Observe and monitor all classrooms to ensure quality care that is developmentally
appropriate according to NAEYC guidelines
c. Attend United Way and On My Way Pre-K meetings
d. Parent Engagement Tool Kit (complete kit & find avenues for more parent engagement)
e. Resolve questions, issues, problems (staff and parents) as they arise
f. Stay knowledgeable of individual children’s progress, specific incidents, child
development issues, and program policy concerns
g. Be available for parent guidance (Admin Assistant and Curriculum Specialist)
h. Participant in employment interviews (Admin Assistant and Curriculum Specialist)
2. Staff Management - The Director is responsible to assist overseeing the performance of the
teaching staff as well as providing support to the Admin Staff in hiring and management of staff.
a. Develop a curriculum and program: Child Care Directors work closely with the center’s
teachers and staff, creating learning plans or programs to meet state and federal
requirements and parent’s expectations.
b. Oversee staff: Staff management is probably the most important task of a Child Care
Director. They must interview, hire and train staff, making sure that all background and
fingerprint checks have been conducted.
c. Manage facilities: The Child Care Director must make sure that the facility is safe and
well-stocked. That includes checking that safety equipment is available and working,
removing hazards and ensuring the facility is always clean and orderly.
d. Create a budget: The Child Care Director manages the facility’s finances, which includes
creating and working within a budget.
e. Market the facility: There is much competition between daycare facilities, so the Child
Care Director must have a marketing plan to promote awareness of the facility and its
f. Meeting up with parents and teachers: A Child Care Director will meet with parents
and teachers to keep parents up-to-date on their child’s development and progress,
including discussing ways to address any learning or behavioral issues.
a. Employees’ attendance record reflects dependability.
b. Attends all staff meetings and is an active participant.
c. Completes job tasks in a timely manner.
d. Is a team player. Provides assistance and support to other staff members as needed.
e. Carries out his or her supervisor’s directives in a timely manner.
f. Respects supervisor’s authority and decisions.
g. Gets involved and goes beyond their assigned role.
h. Exhibits good interpersonal skills. Gets along well and cooperates with others.
i. Express ideas clearly, both written and verbal.
j. Uses innovative ideas to resolve problems and develop effective solutions.
k. Thinks intelligently and makes logical decisions.
l. Maintains professional Mt. Zion’s Loving Daycare Standards of Conduct for employees at
While performing the duties of this position employees are subject to constant interruptions, are often
under severe time constraints and are in direct contact with the public, students, and employees.
Negative interactions resulting from these contacts can result in stressful situations. Job tasks are
performed in close physical proximity with children and adults.
The child care environment is often loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in
several indoor environments including the classroom, kitchen, and office. Additionally, employees will
work in outdoor environments including on or near student playground equipment.
In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to “report to duty” in
accordance with MZLDC’s Emergency Operations Plan and/or the employee’s department’s emergency
response and recovery plans. During or immediately following an emergency, the employee will be
notified to assist in the emergency response effort, and to mobilize other staff members if needed.
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions
of this position but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences
or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
About the Company
While performing the duties of this position employees are subject to constant interruptions, are often under severe time constraints and are in direct contact with the public, students, and employees. Negative interactions resulting from these contacts can result in stressful situations. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity with children and adults.
The child care environment is often loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in several indoor environments including the classroom, kitchen, and office. Additionally, employees will work in outdoor environments including on or near student playground equipment.