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EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS, PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER/PROGRAM
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs. Excludes “Preschool Teachers" (25-2011).
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies and students' behavioral or learning problems.
  • Prepare and maintain attendance, activity, planning, accounting, or personnel reports and records for officials and agencies, or direct preparation and maintenance activities.
  • Set educational standards and goals and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.
  • Monitor students' progress and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
  • Determine allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment and authorize purchases.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of teachers or administrators at daycare centers, schools, public agencies, or institutions.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • 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..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $61,348.00 $29.49 $17.86 $20.00 - $31.92
Bridgeport/Stamford $76,205.00 $36.63 $20.14 $21.86 - $40.41
Danbury $62,674.00 $30.13 $24.04 $25.10 - $33.39
Hartford $52,613.00 $25.30 $15.62 $17.50 - $28.97
New Haven $53,317.00 $25.63 $17.13 $18.99 - $25.27
New London/Norwich $60,532.00 $29.10 $16.42 $18.01 - $37.69
Waterbury $61,940.00 $29.78 $21.05 $22.43 - $33.39
Torrington $44,572.00 $21.43 $13.60 $14.11 - $25.57
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 970 1,020 0.4% 32
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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