Director, Child Development Center

Director, Child Development Center


Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186


Commensurate with experience


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Closes: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Any major with at least 18 credit hours in Early Childhood/Child Development  from an accredited institution
  • Level Three North Carolina Administrative Credential
  • 2 years’ experience as the director or assistant director of a childcare center
  • Current criminal background check
  • Knowledge of current North Carolina Early Childhood regulations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills, especially use of Microsoft Office suite and Google tools
  • Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to change
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
       -     Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organization action
       -     Collaborating and facilitating
       -     Anticipating and responding to change
        -     Creating and innovating

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from an accredited institution 
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Current medical report, valid TB test and first aid CPR certification

Position Description

The Director of the Child Development Center (CDC) is directly responsible for the administration and operation of the Davidson-Davie CDC.  The position reports directly to the Dean, Arts, Sciences, Business and Technology.  Working collaboratively with the Early Childhood Education faculty and staff, the Director is responsible for the following essential job functions.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Provides leadership to ensure the design, implementation and evaluation of developmentally appropriate environments that reflect the value of diversity and the integration of development and learning for preschool children from six weeks to five years. 
  • Demonstrates leadership and management necessary to ensure that the CDC meets or exceeds local and state licensure and regulatory requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with the Early Childhood instructional team to ensure that the CDC provides a learning laboratory environment that demonstrates best practices and that aligns with the theoretical framework and instructional competencies included in the Early Childhood program of study.
  • Prepares, submits, monitors, and revises the annual budget to ensure that operating costs are met.
  • Provides leadership in recruiting, hiring, orienting, evaluating and developing CDC full-time and part-time staff.
  • Communicates with parents and potential clients as necessary in a professional and timely manner.
  • Reviews and revises handbooks, policies and processes on an annual basis.
  • Manages the recruitment, assignment and scheduling of CDC staff to maximize learning outcomes for children and budget efficiency.
  • Provides leadership for and supervision of College students, including Early Childhood majors as well as those from other disciplines in the completing of observations, projects, and cooperative work experiences in the CDC.
  • Involves members of the Early Childhood instructional team and CDC staff in annual evaluation of the program, including processes for external accreditation.
  • Provides effective coaching, mentoring, and performance management for CDC staff.
  • Prepares reports and written assignments with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Manages the allocation of resources in the CDC.
  • Actively involves appropriate stakeholders – College staff, Early Childhood instructional team members, CDC staff, and families, in continuous improvement initiatives for the CDC
  • Acts as a liaison with relevant community agencies, child care providers, public schools, and peer institutions in order to respond effectively to community and program needs and concerns using innovative thinking about camps, scheduling and other services.
  • Assists in promoting the service function of the CDC across the College campus and throughout the service area.
  • Works with marketing to ensure that CDC programs and services are marketed to the College and the community in order to maintain full occupancy.
  • Monitors current trends, research and developments in the areas of child development and implements best practices.
  • Anticipates and responds to change
  • Maintains high level of sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Fosters quality, innovation and improvement
  • Performs other duties as assigned that achieve the mission and initiatives of the college
  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College and attends College events and meetings

Job Post Contact

Davidson-Davie Community College


Fax:  336-249-1933