Child Care Center Director

General Responsibilities

The Children’s Center Director is responsible for setting the tone for the Child Care Center, managing the curriculum, supervision of the child care staff, overseeing the physical facility, and managing the overall image of the center.  This position ensures compliance with all local, state and federal laws governing child care, regarding both the physical environment and the staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • The Children’s Center Director works with qualified center staff to develop an appropriate program curriculum and ensures that it complies with state and federal requirements.
  • Understands the functions of the Department of Public Social Services, Child Protective Services and other various agencies that provide services to high risk children.
  • Supports cost-effective utilization of agency resources by overseeing appropriate program facilities, equipment and supplies management, by monitoring Center expenses.
  • Oversees the collection, appropriate use, compilation, maintenance and confidentiality of client case records, statistics and program files. Prepares and submits timely billing and other reports as required.
  • Participates in agency’s Community Education Program and networking functions, developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with agencies and groups as appropriate. Represents the agency as assigned at designated events activities and meetings.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of community resources, organizations and systems that impact domestic violence victims and their children, including social services, law enforcement and criminal, civil and family law court systems.
  • Confers with teaching staff regarding child’s behavioral or learning challenges; recommends methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.
  • Adheres to regulations as set forth by Riverside County’s Title 22 Supplement for Child Care Centers.
  • Ensures that the Child Care Center’s physical facilities comply with state, local and federal state laws and operates safely.
  • Knowledgeable of local, state and federal laws regarding safety requirements and inspection and certification procedures, and ensures that the center complies with those requirements.
  • Manages child care staff to include pre-school teacher, teacher’s aides and other child care assistants.
  • Plans group outings following Shelter guidelines for parental releases, first aid requirements and safety checks.
    Has familiarity with Health and Safety codes, ensuring that Fire/Disaster drills are performed monthly and that alternate escape routes are clearly defined and communicated, including the current posting of emergency numbers
  •  Maintains the Child Development Center’s employee records and maintains responsibility for the confidentiality of those records
  • Develops, implements and regularly updates the programs, policies and procedures, manuals, parent handbook and program curriculums for children 0-17 years of age, with emphasis on school readiness for children ages 0-5 and the development of the family unit.
  • Confers with CEO, Shelter Director and staff as is necessary regarding facility activities, policies and enrollment procedures.
  • Provides individual and/or peer support group paraprofessional crisis intervention counseling for victims of domestic violence and their children in assigned settings in accordance with ADV counseling philosophy, guidelines and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains working knowledge of community resources, organizations and systems that impact domestic violence victims, including social services, law enforcement, and criminal, civil and family law court systems. Provides appropriate advocacy, information assistance and referrals to help clients gain access and meet physical, emotional, economic, legal and social needs that are outside the scope of ADV’s services.
  • Daily directs and supports Children’s Teachers including, but not limited to reviewing lesson plans, reviewing case management goals, assisting in classroom as needed, interacting with children, assisting and performing in a teaching role as substitute teacher to maintain appropriate teacher-child ratios.
  • Plans individual and group activities to stimulate growth in self-esteem, language, social, motor and cognitive skills such as learning to listen to instructions, learning to solve problems in non-violent manner, playing with others and using play equipment.
  • Plans occasional group outings following the shelter guidelines for parental releases, first aid requirements, and safety checks.
  • Responsible for and training of all child care center staff; pre-school teachers, aides and assistants.
  • Assists in ongoing evaluation procedures to assess the developmental levels of children.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred; At minimum, 12 ECE units in Early Childhood in Early Childhood Education, 3 Infant Care units and 6 Administrative units and four years’ work-related experience as lead teacher; or possession of California Site Supervisor’s Permit; or equivalent combination of education and experience as set forth by Riverside County Title 22 supplement for Child Care Centers. A Bachelor’s Degree with required units is preferred. The ability to pass a pre-employment background check is required as well as a current Health Screening with TB Results (LIC 503); and copies of current immunization records.

Please Note: Alternatives to Domestic Violence is a small 501c3 nonprofit and does not currently offer medical benefits; we do, however, offer a generous vacation, holiday, and sick package. We also encourage work/life balance which includes a one-year paid Gym Membership upon completion of the probationary period as well as a Tuition Reimbursement Program. (restrictions apply).

If you meet the qualifications for this position, please submit your resume to for consideration.

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