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Preschool Director

Posted by: Adventures in learning

Posted date: 2018-Apr-03

Location: Pleasanton

Director Job Summary

The director must have a faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior and become a member of the church, supporting its leadership and doctrinal beliefs.

The Preschool Director is the direct manager and ministry leader of a Church’s daily preschool program. This position serves directly under the supervision and oversight of the Senior Pastor/Superintendant of Schools.

The director of the daycare has the responsibility to ensure the safe and caring management of all the children entrusted to the day care facility.

The Director’s responsibilities fall into 3 main areas and include:

Managerial and Administrative

  • Plan a yearly calendar
  • Plan and implement policies and procedures for the center
  • Practice good time management skills
  • Attend Board meetings as an ex-officio member if required
  • Contact and conform to CA regulatory agencies and their requirements
  • Develop a referral system of agencies to assist children with special needs
  • Have a working knowledge of legal responsibilities – Title 22
  • Keep all records up to date and available: personnel, program, financial and healthy
  • Serve as a trouble shooter in the center
  • Prepare regular reports on the center
  • Supervise newsletter communication
  • Prepare and operate within a yearly budget
  • Prepare monthly reports and a financial year end analysis
  • Collect tuition
  • Supervise petty cash and accounts payable
  • Purchase supplies, equipment and food
  • Arrange for custodial care and building maintenance

People Management

  • Promote Christian beliefs among teacher
  • Compose job descriptions for all staff members
  • Evaluate and plan individual staff development
  • Build positive teamwork
  • Develop and update the staff handbook
  • Recruit and hire staff as needed
  • Conduct staff meetings, in-service training and professional development
  • Help staff develop good time management skills for daily, weekly and yearly concerns
  • Develop an enrollment policy and enroll new students according to policy
  • Establish an orientation program for new students
  • Acquaint parents with school policies and structures
  • Develop a parent and or staff handbook
  • Update center website
  • Involve parents as volunteers is many aspects of the program and supervise them
  • Assist parents with car pools and a center family directory
  • Plan educational and social family events
  • Speak with community visitors
  • Participate in appropriate community events
  • Be active in professional organizations
  • Develop and use advertising strategies to maintain capacity enrollment
  • Cooperate with student teachers from educational programs
  • The program
  • Promote Christian beliefs among students
  • Schedule use of classrooms and equipment
  • Keep inventory on equipment and supplies
  • Plan and equip indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Supervise the completion of a classroom schedule for each room
  • Schedule the program day to ensure adequate outside play time for all students
  • Plan and organize: program, schedules, routines, education and field trips
  • Evaluate student progress according to center policy
  • Ensure all areas of the center are safe
  • Make a disaster plan
  • Teach sound nutrition principles to children, parents and staff
  • Plan and post official menus which meet regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that health and safety policies are followed by all center constituents
  • Plan operations manuals for kitchen, office and janitorial services.
  • Requirements
  • High school graduation or GED and 15 semester units at an accredited college in specified early childhood education classes.
  • Three of the required units shall be in administration or staff relations.
  • 12 units shall include courses that cover the area of child growth and development; child, family and community; and program/ curriculum
  • four years of teaching experience in a licensed center or comparable group child care program or
  • Two years of experience are required if the director has an AA degree with a major in child development
  • or
  • A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Child Development Program Director permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Personnel Requirements

The director shall complete 15 hours of health and safety training, if necessary, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1596.866

Job Type: Full-time


Apply with cover letter and resume to suzanne(at)harvestvalley.org

Job Title Preschool Director
Post Details
Organization Adventures in learning
Phone 925-484-2482 ext. 126
Email suzanne(at)harvestvalley.org
Location Pleasanton
State State -> California
Zip Code 94588.00
Country Country -> United States
Salary varies
Deadline for applying
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Education: Elem/Secondary
Church Job Category Church Job Category -> Christian School
Denomination Denomination -> Christian Church
Church Size
Worship Style

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