How does it feel like to be a daycare director? If you are a director of a daycare
center then you will have to be very competent and skilled in managing multiple tasks on hand.
You have to ensure that all the areas in the daycare
center are clean. You have to make sure that the bathrooms are clean. You have to make sure that the
dining area is clean and that there will be food for the children.
- You have to be good at allocating resources well.
- You need to know if you should hire another teacher for the daycare or if you should make the teachers do
extra shifts instead.
- You need to know what activities will benefit the kids most at the least cost.
- For example, your task is to expose children on what it is like outside the United States.
- You may have to purchase a multimedia center that has an Encarta Encyclopedia CD to
show the kids what it is like to be in Rome instead of taking all of them to Rome.
The teacher has to be good in telling stories so that the kids will feel the experience of Rome as
vicariously as possible.
As a director of a daycare center, you will need to build rapport with young families.
You have to make sure that the parents of the children feel safe leaving
their children at the daycare.
You need to have good communication skills with adults. You need to be competent as a businessperson and as
Not only that, you also need good communication skills with children.
You have to be charming to kids as well. You have to make sure that the children enjoy
spending time in the daycare.
One of the hardest tasks that you have as a director of a daycare center is balancing family time and work
If you notice that the parents are over prioritizing work over family then you have to be gutsy enough to
speak up. You have to inform the parents that they are not spending enough time with their family.
You have to let them know that their children are also human beings that need their care. The children
should not be seen as a hassle or a problem.
The children have to be seen as the future. As a director of daycare, you have to be brave
enough to speak up and give the best for the children. The daycare center can only do so much.
The daycare center can only give a limited kind of care. Parents should still be spearheading the
development of their children.