Preschool & Daycare Center Director

Seeking an individual committed to high quality early childhood education, with the ability to manage our childcare center and preschool. You will manage staff members, coordinate programming and curriculum, ensure that programming, center, and staff members are compliant with state and federal regulations, manage the facility and the finances. 

Candidate should be flexible, creative, self-motivated, patient, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

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Additional Information


$50,000/year, negotiable based on experience

Key Responsibilities

       Work closely with the center’s teachers and staff, creating learning plans or programs to meet state and federal requirements and parent’s expectations. Director shall also ensure the center and all staff members are compliant with state and federal regulations.

       Meet and communicate with the Board on a regular basis regarding the Center’s enrollment, curriculum, and finances.

       Manage staff members, as well as interview, hire and train staff, making sure that all background and fingerprint checks have been conducted.

       Make sure that the facility is safe and well-stocked. That includes checking that safety equipment is available and working, removing hazards and ensuring the facility is always clean and orderly.

       Manage the facility’s finances, which includes creating and working within a budget, as well as fundraising and grant-writing.

       Meet with parents and teachers to keep parents up-to-date on their child’s development and progress, including discussing ways to address any learning or behavioral issues.

       Have a good knowledge of child safety requirements and be up-to-date on first aid protocol.

       Director must be an excellent communicator, being able to confidently take prospective parents on a tour, write newsletters and run staff meetings.

       Have strong crisis management abilities, being able to remain cool and composed in a crisis.

       Be ready to lead classrooms in the event teachers/staff members are absent.

       Plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities that will enhance the social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development of each child.

       Develop developmentally appropriate lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities, and outcomes for children and implement them intentionally.

       Develop and maintain an attractive and stimulating learning environment that encourages each child’s independence and self-selection of activities.

       Provide opportunities for each child to develop a positive self-image and experience success.

       Observe, assess, and document each child’s skills, behavior, growth, and development.

       Assist children in the smooth, daily transitions including those from home to Fullerton’s Future as well as between center activities.

       Ensure that all children are always under appropriate supervision and guidance.

       Maintain a clean, safe, and healthy classroom environment.

       Ensure all center policies are followed and Nebraska childcare regulations are met.

       Schedule and meet with parents regularly about their child’s progress.

       Encourage parent participation in program activities and in implementing education activities for their children at home.

       Develop effective partnerships with parents.

       Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.

       Work with Director, other Teachers, Support Staff, and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene, and safety standards.

       Serve as a model and coach for support staff.

       Delegate responsibilities to the support staff as appropriate.

       Maintain confidentiality. 

       Maintain daily attendance and food counts.

       Ensure the timely completion of necessary paperwork, including developmental assessments, lesson plans, newsletters, etc.      

       Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement and attend in-service trainings.

       Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description.


Education and Experience Requirements

       A Bachelor’s or Associates degree in early childhood education or other degree that meets state childcare licensing preferred, and;

       Experience in early childhood group setting preferred.

       A High School diploma or GED required. 

       Must clear full background check.

       Must pass health screening.


Additional Knowledge and Skills 

       Knowledge of early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice.

       Ability and willingness to remain abreast of developments in the child development field to enhance professional growth and development.

       Ability to actively interact with children, including bending, kneeling, sitting on the floor, lifting, climbing, and walking.

       Knowledge of Nebraska childcare licensing requirements.

       Ability to work as a cooperative and supportive team member.

       Ability to manage time.

       Ability to communicate with others both verbally and in writing.

       Ability to obtain infant/child CPR and first aid certification, and other state requirements.

       Ability to lift, carry, and move center/classroom equipment and supplies up to a minimum of 40 pounds.


        Paid time off and holidays

        Retirement contributions

        Health insurance

        Flexible schedules

        Monday through Friday work schedule

Contact Information

Fullerton's Future Inc.
903 Broadway Street
Fullerton, NE 68638

Katherine Sharp
(p) (308) 550-1137

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references to