Classification Description

TITLE: Child Care Center Manager

CATEGORY: Management

FLSA: Exempt



Under the direction of the Dean manages the day-to-day operations of the Childcare Center. Participates in the development, recommendation, and administration of policies, procedures and processes in support of Center operations. Responds to inquiries and requests for service from internal College departments and supervises campus technical/support staff.


The Child Care Center Manager carries out operating policies and procedures with a focus on child care center activities.


  1. Plans, organizes, maintains, and manages the operations of the Child Care Center and serves as Head Teacher for the preschool children.
  2. Supervises campus technical/support staff. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.
  3. Develops, recommends, and administers policies, procedures, and processes in support of Child Care Center operations; implements and monitors compliance with approved policies, procedures, and processes. Ensures compliance with applicable grant requirements and State licensing requirements, including sanitation, fire, and CSD regulations.
  4. Participates in the development and administration of the Child Care Center budget; coordinates the allocation of resources following budget approval; recommends approval of expenditures.
  5. Collects and analyzes a variety of complex data and information. Performs statistical analysis and summarizes findings in applicable reports or other communication mediums.
  6. Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, task forces, and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity, and/or other pertinent information as appropriate. Advocates for center needs through College and community resources.
  7. Participates in soliciting short-term bids from vendors for small supply orders, which includes defining specifications, selecting vendors, and placing orders with vendors.
  8. Serves as a liaison with other departments within the College, the community, and external agencies in order to provide information on available resources, programs, and/or services.
  9. Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education or Special Education or related field. At least one year of qualifying teaching experience in a certified child care center or comparable group care program in the care of preschool age children. Five years progressively responsible, professional child development experience, including two years of supervisory experience. Position requires Infant Child CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, Food Handlers License, and successful completion of a background investigation.


Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Budgeting principles and practices;
  • Early childhood development principles and practices;
  • Project management principles;
  • Records maintenance principles and practices.

Demonstrated Skill in:

  • Supervising subordinate staff;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
  • Managing a child care center;
  • Mediating conflict;
  • Developing curriculum for preschool aged children;
  • Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
  • Coordinating activities with other internal departments, the community, and/or external agencies;
  • Preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis;
  • Developing, recommending, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and work flow;
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
  • Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;
  • Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.


Work is generally performed in both classroom and an outdoor environment, with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Frequent walking, standing, lifting, stooping, or carrying of equipment and materials may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Incumbent may be exposed to infectious diseases.

REV: 04/07

REPLACES: Child Care Center Director/Head Teacher