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Child Care Director
YMCA of Orange County in Orange County, California
Date Posted 03/01/2022
Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management
Salary $18.00 - $22.00  USD Per Hour
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Child Care Director

Full Job Description


The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.

General Purpose:

Responsible for the overall leadership of a specific child care site (generally the YMCA of Orange County’s smaller sites in terms of enrollment) including staff recruitment, hiring and supervision, direct supervision of children, preparation of daily schedule and curriculum, enrollment, parent and school relations, overseeing facility maintenance, risk management, fiscal accounting and licensing compliance. May perform some direct child supervision, sometimes on a daily basis given the needs of the Child Care Site Coordinator's site, to meet the needs of the site. The Child Care Site Coordinator is responsible for maintaining staffing and the Child Care Site Coordinator’s recommendations regarding the hiring, promotion, demotion, and termination of such staff will be given significant weight.


  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment to plan, prepare, supervise, and implement programs.
  • Ensure the safety of children and staff.
  • Manage operating budget per enrollment.
  • Plan, supervise, and implement the program in accordance with the policies and philosophies of the YMCA.
  • Maintain a licensed program in accordance with Title XXII regulations and the YMCA of Orange County Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assist in recruiting, selecting, orienting, developing and training paid and volunteer staff.
  • Supervise any staff or volunteer positions at the site.
  • Implement staff meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain positive parent-staff and community-school relationships.
  • Organize and maintain Parent Advisory Committee and fund raisers with the support of volunteers.
  • Assist in program promotion, explain the program to visitors.
  • Manage and support family billing to ensure billings are correct and tuition is collected timely.
  • Maintain the arrangement, appearance and learning environment of the Child Care Site.
  • Ensure all staff, including yourself attend trainings to stay current on required association and/or child care trainings.
  • Follow and enforce safety regulations and other YMCA and School policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Must have completed 15 units that include the general areas of:

  • Child Growth and development or human Growth and development
  • Child, family and community or child and family
  • Program/curriculum

An additional course that includes: administration or staff relations will be required. If candidate does not have this course the offer will be contingent on completion within one year of hire.

Experience: Must have at least one of the following:

  • 15 required units- must have a minimum of 4 years of teaching experience in a licensed or comparable group care program.
  • AA with major emphasis in early childhood education or child development- must have at least two years of teaching experience in a licensed or comparable group care program.
  • BA with major emphasis in early childhood education or child development- must have at least one year of teaching experience in a licensed or comparable group care program.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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