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EARLY CHILDHOOD ED. ADMINISTRATOR, IN-DEPTH: It's Hard To Have A Bad Day

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Candace, an Early Childhood Education Programs Administrator and singer-songwriter, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, her key decisions, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. It's hard to have a bad day at work, the kids are so amazing.

Degree: Theater Arts
Job Title: ECE Programs Administrator

Job Summary: Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

Job Description

Preschool and childcare center directors are responsible for all aspects of their program. They direct and lead staff, oversee daily activities, and prepare plans and budgets.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Required by the Council for Professional Recognition.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills

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m='11730'>so</span> <span m='12020'>amazing,</span> <span m='13630'>and</span> <span m='13760'>just</span> <span m='13940'>a</span> <span m='13990'>lot</span> <span m='14190'>of</span> <span m='14270'>fun.</span> </p><p><span m='15180'>One</span> <span m='15370'>of</span> <span m='15460'>the</span> <span m='15520'>things</span> <span m='15740'>I've</span> <span m='15820'>found</span> <span m='16100'>most</span> <span m='16340'>challenging</span> <span m='16840'>is</span> <span m='16950'>you</span> <span m='17120'>are</span> <span m='17960'>working</span> <span m='18630'>with,</span> <span m='19230'>and</span> <span m='19700'>talking</span> <span m='20040'>about,</span> <span m='20340'>people's</span> <span m='20660'>children.</span> <span m='21510'>Which</span> <span m='22170'>mean</span> <span m='22430'>a</span> <span m='22490'>lot</span> <span m='22780'>to</span> <span m='22830'>them.</span> <span m='24045'>Especially</span> <span m='24450'>families</span> <span m='25250'>who</span> <span m='25480'>are</span> <span m='27350'>new</span> <span m='27760'>to</span> <span m='27970'>preschool</span> <span m='28880'>and</span> <span m='29240'>toddler</span> <span m='29830'>programs,</span> <span m='30650'>and</span> <span m='31020'>just</span> <span m='31260'>kind</span> <span m='31530'>of</span> <span m='31980'>getting</span> <span m='32270'>them</span> <span m='32670'>more</span> <span m='32920'>comfortable</span> <span m='34280'>with</span> <span m='34690'>the</span> <span m='34770'>fact</span> <span m='35000'>that</span> <span m='35100'>you're</span> <span m='35250'>going</span> <span m='35380'>to</span> <span m='35440'>be</span> <span m='36210'>overseeing,</span> <span m='37250'>taking</span> <span m='37520'>care</span> <span m='37700'>of</span> <span m='37800'>their</span> <span m='37930'>kids</span> <span m='38250'>during</span> <span m='38480'>the</span> <span m='38560'>day.</span> <span m='39020'>And</span> <span m='39950'>all</span> <span m='40190'>of</span> <span m='40300'>the</span> <span m='40480'>administrative</span> <span m='41030'>things</span> <span m='41310'>that</span> <span m='41430'>go</span> <span m='41590'>along</span> <span m='41790'>with</span> <span m='42115'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='42440'>I</span> <span m='42560'>think</span> <span m='42740'>the</span> <span m='42830'>key</span> <span m='43010'>decision,</span> <span m='43540'>really</span> <span m='44070'>when</span> <span m='44280'>I</span> <span m='44370'>was</span> <span m='44560'>looking</span> <span m='44870'>for</span> <span m='45140'>a</span> <span m='45190'>job,</span> <span m='45720'>I</span> <span m='45880'>wanted</span> <span m='46040'>to</span> <span m='46170'>be</span> <span m='46320'>in</span> <span m='46420'>an</span> <span m='46520'>environment</span> <span m='47110'>where</span> <span m='47280'>I</span> <span m='47360'>felt</span> <span m='48390'>comfortable,</span> <span m='49360'>and</span> <span m='49560'>thought</span> <span m='49720'>I'd</span> <span m='49900'>get</span> <span m='50020'>along</span> <span m='50370'>with</span> <span m='50610'>the people.</span> <span m='50960'>And</span> <span m='51180'>wanted</span> <span m='51400'>to</span> <span m='51470'>be</span> <span m='51630'>in</span> <span m='51730'>a</span> <span m='51800'>community</span> <span m='53070'>that</span> <span m='54580'>would</span> <span m='54870'>be</span> <span m='55640'>good</span> <span m='55820'>for</span> <span m='55990'>me,</span> <span m='56230'>and</span> <span m='56340'>seemed</span> <span m='56600'>like</span> <span m='56750'>a</span> <span m='56810'>good</span> <span m='57020'>fit.</span> <span m='58550'>And</span> <span m='58710'>that</span> <span m='58870'>was</span> <span m='59490'>probably</span> <span m='59830'>the</span> <span m='60370'>most</span> <span m='60700'>important</span> <span m='61220'>thing</span> <span m='61990'>on</span> <span m='62130'>finding</span> <span m='62500'>a</span> <span m='62540'>job</span> <span m='62890'>in</span> <span m='63050'>that</span> <span m='63290'>field.</span> </p><p><span m='64099'>Well</span> <span m='64410'>just</span> <span m='64629'>administrative</span> <span m='65489'>in</span> <span m='66000'>general,</span> <span m='66800'>it's</span> <span m='67050'>not</span> <span m='67270'>too</span> <span m='67380'>hard,</span> <span m='67640'>because</span> <span m='67990'>people</span> <span m='68460'>always</span> <span m='68890'>need</span> <span m='69060'>help</span> <span m='69280'>with</span> <span m='69450'>things</span> <span m='69690'>like</span> <span m='70210'>paperwork.</span> <span m='73050'>Getting</span> <span m='73320'>a</span> <span m='73360'>job</span> <span m='73650'>working</span> <span m='73950'>at</span> <span m='74130'>a</span> <span m='74200'>preschool,</span> <span m='75570'>or</span> <span m='76530'>just</span> <span m='76780'>early</span> <span m='77340'>childhood</span> <span m='77840'>education</span> <span m='78350'>places,</span> <span m='79580'>might</span> <span m='79830'>be</span> <span m='80020'>a</span> <span m='80090'>little</span> <span m='80290'>bit</span> <span m='80880'>more</span> <span m='81080'>difficult.</span> <span m='81670'>But</span> <span m='81890'>it's</span> <span m='84110'>pretty</span> <span m='84310'>good,</span> <span m='84580'>since</span> <span m='84810'>I'm</span> <span m='85100'>doing</span> <span m='85390'>part</span> <span m='85670'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='87000'>I</span> <span m='87130'>do</span> <span m='87500'>tend</span> <span m='87850'>to</span> <span m='88700'>take</span> <span m='89710'>on</span> <span m='89830'>other</span> <span m='90070'>projects</span> <span m='90720'>at</span> <span m='90960'>work.</span> <span m='92080'>So</span> <span m='92320'>it's</span> <span m='92490'>really--</span> <span m='93490'>I</span> <span m='93600'>try</span> <span m='93910'>to</span> <span m='94020'>balance</span> <span m='94400'>everything</span> <span m='94890'>out,</span> <span m='95510'>and</span> <span m='95620'>make</span> <span m='95770'>sure</span> <span m='95930'>that</span> <span m='96110'>I</span> <span m='96210'>have</span> <span m='96650'>enough</span> <span m='96960'>time</span> <span m='97380'>for</span> <span m='98400'>my</span> <span m='98650'>life</span> <span m='99050'>and</span> <span m='99160'>what's</span> <span m='99420'>going</span> <span m='99680'>on</span> <span m='99790'>with me.</span> <span m='100030'>Especially</span> <span m='100510'>since</span> <span m='100740'>I</span> <span m='100790'>want</span> <span m='100940'>to</span> <span m='101000'>focus</span> <span m='101390'>a</span> <span m='101450'>lot</span> <span m='101720'>more</span> <span m='102000'>on</span> <span m='102240'>my</span> <span m='102380'>singing</span> <span m='102680'>and</span> <span m='102980'>songwriting.</span> </p>","file":{"id":331571,"video_id":"2994828318001","name":"1714-Candace-PreSchoolAdmin2","duration":104397,"thumbnail_url":null}});