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Career and Education Opportunities for Early Childhood Development Managers

In general, early childhood development managers plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and child care centers or programs.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Early Childhood Development Manager

Early childhood development managers talk with parents and staff to consider educational efforts and policies, and students' behavioral or learning problems. They also set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and programs to carry them out. Equally important, early childhood development managers have to ready and maintain attendance, activity or personnel reports and records for officials and agencies, or direct preparation and maintenance efforts. They are often called upon to recruit and evaluate primary and supplemental staff, and recommend personnel actions for programs and services. They are expected to formulate and monitor instructional methods and content of educational or student activity programs. Finally, early childhood development managers inspect and evaluate new and current programs to establish their efficiency and adherence to state and federal regulations, and recommend any needed modifications.

Every day, early childhood development managers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they evaluate problems as they arise.