Job Description Templates for Child Care Directors & Teachers

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 Child Care Job Description Template

Introduction

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

  • What is special about your school?
  • What is the culture of your school?
  • 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 Me

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 school 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 the director responsible for at your center? What does your state or licensing agency require of a director?

Sample Job Posting for a Preschool 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 school website and social media.
  • Fiscal management.
  • Ensure the school meets all requirements set by law.
  • Administration and record organization and maintenance.
  • Student discipline.
  • Team-building.
  • Shared decision-making.
  • Oversee daily operations.
  • Creation of a safe, respectful, and fair environment for students and staff.

Why Work for Us:

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 California daycare centers.
  • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices.

Education, Licensing and Experience:

  • At least 4 years preschool 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 with three semester or equivalent quarter units shall be in administration or staff relations.
  • At least 3 years experience as a director or assistant director of a preschool.

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

Sample Job Posting for a Preschool Teacher

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 teacher to join our team! 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement activities and opportunities that encourage student’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 student’s varying needs, interests, abilities, developmental levels and learning styles.
  • Develop and execute lesson plans that establish high expectations for students in all curriculum areas.
  • Help children develop problem-solving skills.
  • 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.

Why Work for Us:

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

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Patient and engaging personality.
  • Displays a passion for teaching preschool children and for developing preschool activities.
  • Socially perceptive, able to work with our diverse population of students, 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 preschool-aged 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.
  • Possessing 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 California daycare 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 & Experience:

  • Completed 15 hours of health and safety training.
  • Fully qualified teacher with the state-required 12 units, minimum.
  • To work with infants, 3 units must be specialized.
  • Minimum 2 years preschool 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 preschool 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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