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Job description templates for childcare directors and educators

A well-written job description is important in recruiting the most qualified applicants.

Use the template below to get started and begin customizing to details that are relevant for your business:

Generic childcare job description template

Introduction

Women in a job interview

Write a short paragraph selling your center to interest prospective employees. Here are some questions to help get you started:

  • What is special about your center?
  • What is the culture of your center?
  • Why would someone want to come work for you?

Job description

List all of the duties required for this job in bullet points.

Why work for us

What benefits and incentives do you offer? What salary can be expected?

Qualifications

List all of the credentials that an individual will need in order to be successful in this role.

Education, licensing, and experience

What are your licensing requirements for the position? What does your center require for the position? 

Call to action

What is the next step for a prospective employee? Do you want them to call or email you? How should they submit their resume?


Now that you have a basic template, it’s time to personalize it. 

Spend some time thinking about what qualities are important to you. What type of person are you looking for? What is this role responsible for at your center? What does your state or licensing agency require of them?

Sample job posting for a childcare center director

Looking to join a team of enthusiastic professionals? Are you passionate about the education of young children? We are looking for a dedicated, creative, hard-working person to lead our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Staff recruitment, development, and evaluation.
  • Marketing.
  • Enrollment.
  • Maintain the center website and social media.
  • Fiscal management.
  • Ensure the center meets all requirements set by law.
  • Administration and record organization and maintenance.
  • Team-building.
  • Shared decision-making.
  • Oversee daily operations.
  • Creation of a safe, respectful, and fair environment for children and staff.

Why work for us:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance.
  • Paid vacation/personal/sick days.
  • Bonuses.
  • 401(k) matching.
  • Childcare discounts.
  • Paid holidays.

Qualifications:

Person waving to computer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to take charge.
  • Socially perceptive, able to work with our diverse population of families and staff.
  • Critical thinker able to focus on the details while still seeing the big picture.
  • Cooperative leader with the ability to work together with other team members.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and training methods.
  • Dependable, responsible, ethical.
  • Possess the ability to maintain composure and keep emotions in check during stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles.
  • Flexible and adaptable, willing to fill in where situations require.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and the ability to work with many different personality types.
  • Familiarity with the licensing requirements of childcare centers.
  • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices.

Education, licensing, and experience:

  • At least 4 years of teaching experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development
  • At least 3 years experience as a director or assistant director of a center

Sound good? We would love to hear from you. Call us at 408-555-1212 or email us at director@ourschool.com. Check out our website at www.ourschool.com.


What are you looking for in an educator? Should the applicant be educated in a certain philosophy (Montessori, Waldorf, etc.)? Are you targeting an educator who specializes in a certain age group? Are you looking for a bilingual educator? Does your center follow a particular faith?

Sample job posting for an educator

Looking to join a team of enthusiastic professionals? Are you passionate about the education of young children? We are looking for a dedicated, creative, hard-working educator to join our team! 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement activities and opportunities that encourage children’s curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving.
  • Provide the children with age-appropriate activities that promote physical, intellectual, and social growth.
  • Adapt teaching methods and curriculum to meet children’s varying needs, interests, abilities, developmental levels, and learning styles.
  • Develop and execute lesson plans
  • Plan and prepare classroom setting.
  • Oversee safety and educational programs.
  • Supervise children in the classroom and outdoors.
  • Provide a supportive environment where children can learn and practice appropriate behaviors.
  • Interact daily with parents; maintain open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement in the program and supporting the child’s family relationships.
teacher and children

Why work for us:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance.
  • Paid vacation/personal/sick days.
  • Bonuses.
  • 401(k) matching.
  • Discounts on childcare.
  • Paid holidays.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Patient and engaging personality.
  • Displays a passion for teaching and developing activities.
  • Socially perceptive, able to work with our diverse population of children, families, and staff.
  • Knowledge of early learning curriculum and child development.
  • A positive mindset towards child learning and development.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods appropriate for young children.
  • Desire and ability to work with children with diverse backgrounds and levels of ability.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and the ability to work with many different personality types.
  • Dependable, responsible, punctual.
  • Possess the ability to maintain composure and keep emotions in check during stressful situations.
  • Flexible and adaptable, willing to fill in where situations require.
  • Familiarity with the licensing requirements of childcare centers.
  • Able to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Self-control – the ability to maintain composure and keep emotions in check during stressful situations.

Education, licensing and experience:

  • Completed health and safety training.
  • Fully qualified educator.
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience preferred.

Sound good? We would love to hear from you. Call us at 408-555-1212 or email us at director@ourschool.com. Check out our website at www.ourschool.com.


Once you’re satisfied with your job description, it’s time to post it! Research which sites near you are popular for education positions, post your jobs, and get ready for the resumes to pour in!

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Vickie Burns

Vickie Burns has worked with children for more than 30 years. Over the years she has taught children of all ages in a childcare center as well as in her home daycare. She was also an elementary teacher and principal of a large private school. Vickie lives with her wife and stepson in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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