Business Practices Grab and Go Lesson
Responsibilities of the Center Director —A Child Care Professional
Managing a child care center is a big job. It takes someone who loves children, understands people, and can handle the business side of child care. Whether a center is small or large, it is the center director’s responsibility to be sure that each child is receiving the very best care possible. This means that each child is treated with love and respect and helped to fully develop. Doing a good job is not easy, but the rewards are great. To do the best job as a center director, you need to • MaNage: Know what needs to be done.
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Listen carefully to what your staff members tell you. give direct and clear answers. Show your staff you respect them.
Tips on Supervision • Keep the focus on meeting the children’s needs. Help everyone remember that the reason for the job is to care for the children.
expect the best from your staff. People tend to get what they expect.
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Business Practices Grab and Go Lesson Responsibilities of the Center Director —A Child Care Professional • • • •
Make sure your staff knows how to do their jobs using best practices. Best practices means doing things the right way. give your staff feedback. congratulate them on what they do that is right and help them learn to correct mistakes. coach the staff to success. coaching means teaching staff members to do something, then encouraging them to keep doing it. evaluate your staff and hold them responsible for doing their job the right way.
Use Resources Wisely
resources include knowledge, time, and common sense. Making the most of the resources that you have helps to make your center the best it can be. Knowledge Resources you and the center staff members have a lifetime of experience and a good deal of training about child care. you also have materials that are good resources to help you make decisions and provide excellent care. other resources include your sponsoring agency and the state...