Job Title: Director of Early Childhood Programs

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Office for Teaching and Learning
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1224
Salary Schedule:APT09


To provide leadership, direction, and coordination of Early Childhood Programs.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.


  1. Disseminate information to communities and media about program.
  2. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  3. Use a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.

Critical Thinking

  1. Assess community needs for program needs and services.
  2. Plan program and services review annually involving all levels of personnel, parents, and community representatives.
  3. Review records, reports, and other pertinent data before planning for program implementation or revision.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Prepare and submit grants based on program and need.
  2. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and a proactive orientation to recognizing and resolving issues, concerns, or problems.
  4. Demonstrate initiative in recognizing and resolving needs or problems.


  1. Coordinate efforts of all departments, agencies, and personnel.
  2. Involve all levels of personnel in the development, implementation and review of program and services.
  3. Coordinate District-wide committees for implementation of program.
  4. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups toward task accomplishment.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Coordinate training for administrators, staff, and parents.
  2. Set high standards and expectations for self and others.
  3. Provide training to supervisors, site directors and workers in program on service requirements.
  4. Attend professional conferences to stay abreast of new regulations and program requirements.
  5. Provide staff and parent in-service to continually update regarding new programs and requirements.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Plan and implement pre-kindergarten centers according to local, state, and federal guidelines.
  2. Provide direction to staffing, equipping, and implementing new centers.
  3. Coordinate all program services (dental, nutritional, medical) to provide the most effective program for children.
  4. Provide technical support to centers and personnel as needed.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Advocate the needs of children and families to community.
  2. Participate in community interagency collaboration efforts.
  3. Participate with center advisory committees.
  4. Exhibit support for the District’s mission, vision, goals, and priorities.
  5. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  6. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.


  1. Identify program locations and secure facilities.
  2. Develop and monitor annual budget.
  3. Submit all records and reports required to local, state, and federal agencies.
  4. Monitor all program expenditures for budget compliance.
  5. Monitor program enrollment to maintain adequate funding.


  1. Make and share decisions in a timely manner.
  2. Respond quickly to emergency situations.
  3. Address personnel problems promptly and directly.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of current trends and research in early childhood education
  • Ability to read, interpret and enforce policies, rules, and statutes
  • Ability to interact with a variety of persons and agencies
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • Ability to administer and manage a variety of grant funded programs


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution


  • Certification in Elementary Administration/Supervision.
  • Certification in Early Childhood or Pre-K/Primary.




Supervisor of Early Childhood Programs, Program Specialist State and Federal Grants, and Assigned Pre-Kindergarten Support Personnel


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director of Early Childhood Programs;   EST: February 11, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: February 11, 2013

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