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Top 40 Preschool Director Interview Questions

Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Preschool Director?
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Question 2 of 40
How do you stay current on new children's activities, and teaching techniques?
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It is always a good idea to talk positively about change. Be sure to only talk about new teaching trends or techniques that you really enjoy or are supportive of to remain positive and show the interviewer that you are completely open to trying new techniques or teaching trends. Describe to the interviewer where you saw, heard, or read about the trend or technique, and give them a little insight about why you like it. Be sure to tell the interviewer about any conferences or workshops you attended where you learned about new trends too! Speak about the educational emails you receive from professional associations, and highlight the fun things you are learning from your teaching friends!
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Question 3 of 40
What have you found to be the best way to monitor the performance of your work and/or the work of others?
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Ongoing communication! The more time you spend talking with your staff, the more open they are with you about how things are truly going in their classroom as well as in other classrooms. With ongoing communication, there is no need to 'monitor' the performance. People openly share performance with you! Be sure to mention that you have learned this allows you to provide ongoing performance feedback instead of waiting for the annual performance review. This way, nobody has any surprises come performance review season!
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Question 4 of 40
How do you deal with difficult parents?
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Most so-called difficult parents are really just parents who care a lot about their children and want their children to succeed in everything. You do excellent with these parents! Explain to the interviewer how you graciously share, with difficult parents, how passionate you are about seeing the children succeed, and you are so glad to hear how passionate they are about their own children. Discuss how this breaks the ice and opens up the door for calm, professional communication with the parents to set their minds at ease.
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Tell me about your education.
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What qualifies you for this position?
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As a teacher, what activities did you create or implement that saw the most improvement out of your children?
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Describe to me your passion for children.
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As the director of our facility, how important is a child's safety and what measures would you take to ensure parents that their children are being left and watched in great care?
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Share an example of when you accomplished a goal that was personally challenging.
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Question 11 of 40
How would others describe you?
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What do you enjoy most about being a preschool director?
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Describe a time when your ethics were challenged.
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How do you evaluate the productivity of your staff?
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Tell me about the last time you oversaw the work of someone else. How did you effectively motivate, develop, and direct the worker?
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Provide an experience that demonstrates your ability to manage time effectively.
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How do you handle performance reviews? Tell me about a difficult one.
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Are you trustworthy?
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Provide an example of a time when you were able to demonstrate excellent listening skills. What was the situation and outcome?
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Professionally, in what areas would you most like to develop?
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Tell me about your last experience recruiting, interviewing, or hiring an employee.
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Describe an improvement you personally initiated.
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Give an example of a time when you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision.
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Are you efficient with your time?
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Are you a natural leader?
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What would your current coworkers say about you?
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Question 28 of 40
What do you like least about being a preschool director?
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Question 29 of 40
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Share an example of when you went above and beyond the call of duty.
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Question 31 of 40
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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What is your greatest strength?
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What skills do you think are most critical to this job?
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Share an experience in which you successfully assisted a teacher in solving a difficult problem with a student's progress.
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Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
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What kind of work environment do you thrive in?
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What do you know about our organization?
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What personal characteristics do you think add to your overall effectiveness?
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What are your career goals?
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Question 1 of 40
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Preschool Director?
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I know I can do a good job at it. I can still be with my children during holidays and most of the summer.
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I want my job to make a difference, I can think of no better place to start than working with kids and their parents to get them excited about learning. I respect the owner for wanting to create a great place for kids to do that and the great reputation it has within the community.
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Its an amazing way to witness to families, I love teaching and I am very good at it so why not mentor others.
Question 2 of 40
How do you stay current on new children's activities, and teaching techniques?
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I proactively attend training seminars and research new ideas on a frequent basis.
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I like constantly read up on new things and ideas.
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Doing DRDP for every individual and by doing assessment.
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I subscribe to childcare books, stay in childhood education clubs, reading up todate news articles.
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I believe in research and building a connection with the community and other programs. I do get ideas off of Pinterest and educational sites for children or parents. I think lots of activities can be built off of children's interests and being in the moment with them. Also, you learn so much from the environment around you. You need to keep up with professional development sessions and webinars as well for gathering new ideas for teaching techniques.
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By being attuned to children's needs and interest's. I also am aiming to finish my Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood in 2017. Studying and researching also helps keep my teaching techniques new and fresh.
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By reading current studies, newsletters, ace accepted practice and viewing other childcare centres.
Question 3 of 40
What have you found to be the best way to monitor the performance of your work and/or the work of others?
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Keeping lists. Asking for feedback, and frequently touching base with team members.
Question 4 of 40
How do you deal with difficult parents?
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I find it is best to find a way to get on the same team. Ultimately, we both want what is best for the child, so that is our common ground. It depends on the issue of course, but I have found that being kind, respectful and firm have been quite successful.
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By listening, empathizing, and coming to a mutually beneficial solution as quickly as I can. I find most people really want to feel heard and understood above all, it will diffuse most intense situations.
Question 5 of 40
Tell me about your education.
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I graduated high school in 1985, then I went to Santa Monica College to study business and accounting. I stopped a couple classes shy of my associates degree when I was pregnant with my first child.
Question 6 of 40
What qualifies you for this position?
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I have met the state requirements for a director in colorado.
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I have a bachelors degree in early education, 28 years of experience, 10 of which are in supervisory roles. I am organized, and flexibible.
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I am experienced and have been in this position. Also I have a diploma qualification.
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I have a heart for children, their caregivers, the church and God. I have many years of experience with teaching my children and others. Ive taught in the Childrens Ministry for over 5 years. I can get along with many types of personalities. I am willing to do whatever it takes to make this a successful.
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I have a background in teaching as well as many administrative positions. I am confident that once I see the operations of this school I will be an asset to maintain and grow this team.
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Lots of teaching experience, budget experience, admin experience, church experience, customer service, ministry experience.
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I am hardworking, persistent, and believe in building strong ongoing relationships with children and families.
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I have been in the field for 7 years and have worked with all age groups. I've fathered my education along the way aswell.
Question 7 of 40
As a teacher, what activities did you create or implement that saw the most improvement out of your children?
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I created and implemented an entire class routine based on the company curriculum and the national excellerate program. My routine optimizes ratings and scores, minimizes behavioral issues, and engages the children's interests in constructive and inspirational ways.
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I observe each child for his or her interest. I develop and implement a plan that keeps the child interested and able to complete.
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I believe some of my best activities were hands on and inspired by the interest of the child along with their needs. Most of my successful ones were done focusing on manners and teamwork. I received compliments from parents on how they saw an increase in politeness and manners at home after those activities were done. It's so crucial to make learning meet each child's ability. They all learn at different paces. A teacher must respect that need.
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The activities that they are involved in are the ones that I see the children get the most out of. Also if the activity is interesting to the child, if they are part of the activity they feel a sense of belonging.
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Play based activities that included nature for example.
Question 8 of 40
Describe to me your passion for children.
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I am passionate about helping each child learn as much as possible without ever having to stop being a kid. I strongly believe in play-based learning, fostering independence, and maintaining consistent boundaries and expectations. I love helping children become stronger individuals while having a great time simultaneously.
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Early childhood is the best time for exploring everything, by seeing the kids grow in the environment where they can learn social, emotional, cognitive and problem solving, Kids view everything in a different perspective which makes wonder, oh the kids think in this way too.
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I truly believe leading a child in the right way is to ensure all of that child's needs are met physically, emotionally, physiologically and physically.
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I adore children and am thankful for the opportunity to teach them. I love to see their eyes light up and their imaginations come alive while in a learning environment. I couldn't imagine not being in an education setting for my career. I have a son of my own and know how much I am fascinated and thankful to watch him grow and reach milestones. It's so important that all children have the opportunity to learn in a nurturing learning environment.
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My passion for children is that they can be provided with love and support through every area of their life. I want children to feel a sense of belonging and help them to achieve their goals.
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My passion is seeing them grow, thrive and watch them become them.
Question 9 of 40
As the director of our facility, how important is a child's safety and what measures would you take to ensure parents that their children are being left and watched in great care?
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The safety of every child in our care is paramount. The most important measure that can be taken is open and proper communication. Poor communication instills doubt, fear, and failure. I have many strong ideas on how to optimize our staff and center's communication skills as effectively and efficiently as possible, and even open more methods of communication throughout the day.
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Always keeping an eye on the kids and provding the Child teacher Ratio according to the tittle 22 regulations.Paying attention to the kids is the main thing.
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This the most important part of childcare. Parents entrust us to provide a safe and nurturing environment on a daily basis. In childcare we must make sure our staff is trained to meet all safety needs of the child and keep close supervision.
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I would assure them of our PA Stars rating and accreditation. Our history could be focused upon. I would praise our teaching staff and their ongoing efforts. I would allow an open door policy. They can visit on a regular basis and we would hold family events. They can also call or email the classroom teachers as needed. I as a director would be readily available too. We would work as a center to provide daily documentation (via newsletter or a weekly recap). The document could be displayed as a hard copy and sent electronically.
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Child's safety is a number one priority. As an educator it is our duty of care to provide a safe environment for children.
Question 10 of 40
Share an example of when you accomplished a goal that was personally challenging.
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If I have a plan I can accomplish anything.
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When I realized I wanted to work with children as my career I worked at the preschool fulltime and also went to school fulltime. It took a lot of time managment and ambition to get me to finih.
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Finishing my masters thesis.
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I redisgned the SS program.
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I hd to set a dance competition suddenly in a school.
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Learning the dynamics of business as opposed to possessing a passion for education.
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I felt very accomplished when I was able to multi task on a very short day. We were short staffed and I was the only manager in the building. I was also cooking meals for the children. Licensing showed up and our picture guy showed up. I was able to have all the classes covered, in ratio, and make everything work smoothly.
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Establishing consistency while working with four different co-teachers in less than a year was personally challenging, to say the least, but I did it. I am proud of the classroom I have been shaping this past year, and I think I can do the same thing for the center as a whole.
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I had some co-teacher challenges that I had to overcome personally. I was able to keep open communication going and set goals with this teacher. We were able to move towards success.
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I accomplished my certificate 3 in early childhood and my diploma in early childhood while working full time. It was challenging in the sense that I had a huge responsibility in the centre and also alot of work to do outside of the centre.
Question 11 of 40
How would others describe you?
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Hard working, dependable, flexible, organized, loyal.
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Trusting, fair and does the job correctly.
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A realist. I see things as they are without a lot of fluff but am able to see the good things and blessings.
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Happy, encouraging, goofy, understanding, big heart, "warm"
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Calm, friendly, efficient, creative, happy.
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Friendly, calm, eager to take on challenges.
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Organized, easy going, flexible, content.
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Others would describe me as a dedicated team player who is knowledgeable and always willing to learn.
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Optimistic, passionate about children, compassionate, friendly, bubbly, and organized.
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A hard worker, passionate, fun to work with, a problem solver.
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Passionate, and knows what she wants.
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Good teacher ,Passionate about kids positive attitude. Hard worker.
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People describe me as a positive, outgoing team player, who makes sure no one is left behind. I believe in helping others grow to reach their potential.
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I would say others would describe me as dedicated, friendly, caring, and having a passion to teach. Most that know me in the ECE field have mentioned my love to teach is evident on a daily basis. I've been told I have a natural ability to be in the classroom and around children as well.
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Friendly, Calm, Organised, Hardworking, Passionate, Sensitive, Kind, Caring.
Question 12 of 40
What do you enjoy most about being a preschool director?
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Knowing that I can be the one who brightens a kids, or parents day... Getting to work with a great staff who are making a difference.
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The pride of being able to provide a nurturing learning environment for children, families, and teachers. It's rewarding to watch the program succeed and be part of the team. I was once in the shoes of a teacher and to be able to now be a director makes me feel very honored. I believe that programs need to have administration that has a love for children and fostering their educational success.
Question 13 of 40
Describe a time when your ethics were challenged.
Question 14 of 40
How do you evaluate the productivity of your staff?
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Look at their strength and weaknesses. Sit down with your colleagues and have a meeting with them formally and informally .
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I talk with them to see what their goals are and write a list of the steps they can take to get them done and watch to see how they are doing.
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Observing them during classtime, asking their veiwpoint on how things are going as well as the assistant and the progress of the students.
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Base on the outcomes of the projects.
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Informally I evaluate productivity based on my frequent visits to the classroom. Any feedback I have for a teacher I like to deliver in a timely manner so it is most effective.
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I evaluate them by the job performance, their passion. I would want them to give me feedback weekly or monthly on how they were doing in the classroom, if they were feeling stressed overwhelmed etc.
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Measure whether or not team goals are being met, checking in with them frequently to see that we are all on track.
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Results will be shown in happy learners who are producing good results.
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Teachers - growth in student and support of other staff, volunteers - attitude, do they show up, how do the kids respond to them, does the project/activity get done.
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Evaluation of productivity entails setting goals and evaluating progressed based on outcomes.
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I make sure they are getting their curriculum assignments done, their children's parents are happy, tadpoles daily reports are complete, and they are getting everything completed on a usual basis.
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I ask that my staff rise to the occasion to satisfy the needs of their classroom, the families they serve, and the company as a whole. I will evaluate negatively if any of these criteria suffer, or if a person's attitude is poor.
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I look at the amount of things actually being completed.
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I evaluate my staff by following center sop, and the satisfaction of the clients we serve.
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I believe in staff evaluations but done in a respectful and positive manner yet encouraging goal points. I think verbal praise is important on a weekly basis. As a director you need to acknowledge the efforts your teaching staff is making and also lend a hand when challenges occur that need your support. I believe in documentation for all staff.
Question 15 of 40
Tell me about the last time you oversaw the work of someone else. How did you effectively motivate, develop, and direct the worker?
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I observed a staff member run a circle time, and after she and I discussed how it went. I told her the good things I saw her doing and asked her what she thought went well fro her. I let her know that I liked that she had things prepared for the activity she was directing, she did it fine, but I saw that the kids were not very engaged. She had a lot of the children moving around and one got up walked over to a toy on a shelf. WE talked about ways she could help keep the kids engaged such as having more visuals and movement with the activity. I also talked to her about her own enthusiasm needing to have more would help them stahy engaged. She liked my suggestions and tried them.. She said it helped.
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I think the best policy is to lead by example keeping an open mind and being level headed.
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The last time I oversaw the work of someone else was towards the end of my service working on budgets and motivated co-workers by saying great job and delegating parts of task only and working as a team.
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I believe leading a team starts with motivation. I motivate my employees by noticing their efforts and recognizing improvements and achievements. This helps develop a trusting relationship that makes coaching and directing effective.
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I encouraged the coworker and bragged on her bullentin board creativity and how it flowed with her room theme.
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It was a time when I noticed a worker was doing great and beyond her work during circle time with the kids. What I did first was I was enjoying and copying what she was doing, then I I told her how great she was directing the circle and making the kids enjoy the activity. The end result was, she and I became a stronger team that benefits the center.
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Teaching grade 8 and 10. Classroom manager. Provided them with individual task to develop self confidence . Group work allowed interaction bringing active participation.
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SS, VBS, preschool aid, confirmation guides, preconfirmation guides, nursery workers - acknowledge strengths, recognize them as a person, make them fell important, give clear expectations/directions.
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In september, I did my last supervision. I normally dont look out for the most qualified all the time but a kook out for people with passion to do the work. With such people I encourage them and even assist them with good methods of carring out with a task.
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As a director, I was able to develop a weekly assessment of which allowed the staff and I to set realistic goals as a team and as individuals of which we were able to revisit the goals and determine our outcomes. Whenever the staff did not reach a particular milestone we providing suggested training or assistance.
Question 16 of 40
Provide an experience that demonstrates your ability to manage time effectively.
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I manage my time effectively in the use of strategic planning for large scale projects. For daily and weekly time management I preview my calendar and allot specific amounts of time for each activity, for example, observations, planning time, and meetings. Before or upon arrival to work everyday, I complete all communication emails, phone call ect, and schedule call back for a specific time., so that my day is free and clear for maximum productivity.
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As a preschool director, I direct the activities in my center, I also draw budget and organize in-service training for the teacher,
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An example if my time management skills us when I was able to effectively lead as a director while attending college.
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I have worked many jobs where time management was a crucial and constant factor. I used to deliver newspapers on a deadline. I had to create and execute the most time-efficient routes possible. Managing evening operations at a childcare center while preparing and serving meals took tremendous time management, but the experiences that fostered within me the most effective time management skills came with working on an assembly line in a manufacturing factory. The units came down the line one after another, and you had to have your task mastered in order to keep up. And the people that truly excelled at the job were those who not only mastered their personal job, but the jobs of those around them as well. If the person in front of you falls behind, it is best to know how to get him or her back on track as quickly as possible.
Question 17 of 40
How do you handle performance reviews? Tell me about a difficult one.
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If ive done something wrong I own up to it and take steps to not do that again.
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I handle them well. I mean no one likes to be told they are doing something wrong, but it is for the better personally and also for the center. One time I wa behind on a seasonal bullentin board change.
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I personally like reviews and feel they should happen at least 2 a year to be effective.
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Because individuals night have a different perspective on on how they view their performance as opposed to how you as a director might so it is imperative to have a paper trail highlighting the individuals performance on a monthly basis.
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I listen carefully to constructive criticism. Afterwards, I reflect on the points discussed, make a list of them, and focus on how to change them and improve. There is always room for personal growth.
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I am able to look honestly and productively at my quality of work. I am always striving to improve as an educator and as a person.
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I'm not sure I have actually have to talk about.
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I have over twenty plus years of educational and hands on training in earlychildhood development. I have worked in every position from teachers aide, teacher, lead teacher, prek teacher, assistant director, curriculum specialist and educational technician. I have excellent people skills verbally and and written.
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I've had numerous performance reviews. I always find them to be extremely helpful and needed for the learning process. We all have strengths and weaknesses and we must overcome our struggles to reach success. I had a difficult review when having challenges with former co workers. It was an ongoing goal to keep open communication and honesty going. It wasn't an easy conversation but well needed.
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My experience as a leader and mentor to educators qualifies me for the position. I am punctual, loyal, committed, professional and hard working.
Question 18 of 40
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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My greatest wekness is that im very hard on myself. I try to do the best and be the best and I sometimes upset myself or sress myself out if I feel im not bringing enough to the table. I am trying to stop thinking about it so much because with my eork experience if I was that bad or a horrible worker I would have been reprimanded by now.
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My greatest weaknest is that I am high critical of my self. I strive for perfection. I dedicate time to my projects and sometimes I need to allocate to others.
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Trying to multi-task. I just handle one thing at a time to produce best results.
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Jump in and do it myself - learning to delegate and not micromanage.
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My greatest weakness is not being able to accept defeat. I'Mm learning the art of acceptance and redirection.
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I would say getting very ambitious and attempting to complete a bunch of tasks at once. I need to pace myself and complete one task at a time. I'll start several and then stress myself.
Question 19 of 40
Are you trustworthy?
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Yes, I am trustworthy and it shows through my accomplishments.
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Very. I am big on doing whats right.
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Absolutely. I understand I may be exposed to sensitive information and you can be assured it will remain confidential.
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Yes, I have not disappointed anybody to date.
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I equate my workplace as a type of home. When you spend the amount of time you do with your colleagues, they become family in a way. My actual family leans on one another. Occasionally we disagree and discuss tough subjects, but we work together to remain together. As a mother and wife, I lean on my husband. We also occasionally disagree and discuss tough subjects, but we have the ultimate desire to stay together and grow with one another. I trust that my family and husband will stick by me and they trust me. Trustworthiness stems from understanding and accepting that our humanness makes us imperfect. It also stems from understanding that teamwork leads to better work. I believe this quality makes me trustworthy.
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Yes very much so. I believe in honesty 110%. This is a quality I believe many would mention about me. I've been taught to be trustworthy and abide by that value.
Question 20 of 40
Provide an example of a time when you were able to demonstrate excellent listening skills. What was the situation and outcome?
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When my son came to me with mental health concerns. It was tough for him to talk about but I was patient, asked him questions to get his perspective, and together we decided on a course of action.
Question 21 of 40
Professionally, in what areas would you most like to develop?
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Stay fresh with my computer skills, possibly study art and become an art teacher someday.
Question 22 of 40
Tell me about your last experience recruiting, interviewing, or hiring an employee.
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I was able to actively recruit in-house and was able to hire a very experienced and qualified candidate. Never had to fire anyone.
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My last experience interviewing staff consisted of placing an add on Craigslist. Com. Once applicants returned emails with resumes and cover letters, I reviewed information, and decided to meet with the most qualified candidates. During the interview I asked questions pertaining to current position opened and listened to answers. Depending on the position I ask the top candidates back for a working interview in the classroom.
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My last experience hiring an.
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I havent had experience in this area. I welcome the board to sit in and help during the next few months to assist in this area.
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Ive never hired but if I did I would take notes on her body language, passion, experience, etc.
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Well I remember a time in my first job when my supervisor was not present and I had to interview a student that wanted to be a teachers aide. What I did was I google the questions for interviews, then I interviewed her and while I was doing it, I was writing everything down, and I was also looking for her body language, andhow confident she was answering the questions. The final result was that my supervisor was so happy and great full about what I did and she trust me more about running the classroom by my self. She also told me that she is so happy to have me in her team.
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That would have been interviewing prospective students for an advanced program within the cosmetology school that simulated a real salon environment. Students were chosen for their academic excellence as well as their creative talent and the interview was set up as a practice interview for their first job.
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August - filling over 35 volunteer positions - weekly finding subs.
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I have had to interview several co-teachers for their positions. It was certainly a stressful time period interviewing multiple teachers and hoping for the best fit. It takes time and can be redundant. I did feel it was rewarding to have the opportunity to meet a variety of teachers. You quickly can see candidates you would mesh with over those that might not click. You also learn what to do and not do during an interview. So it's helpful in both ways!
Question 23 of 40
Describe an improvement you personally initiated.
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Starting a recycling program at the school.
Question 24 of 40
Give an example of a time when you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision.
Question 25 of 40
Are you efficient with your time?
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Yes. I make a list of what I need done and put it in the order of importance and check it off one by one.
Question 26 of 40
Are you a natural leader?
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I wouldnt say so. I am more of a person that exceeds at adapting. For example....
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No. I have developed into my leadership role thanks to our former ed who was very instrumental in ensuring that her team was exposed to a multitude of leadership training events. She also instilled in us the value of collaborating and partnering with others.
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Yes - I am very task oriented and people tend to follow my lead without me even trying to be a leader.
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Yes, I believe so. I have had numerous leadership roles. I'm not one to follow I like to be unique along with abiding by the rules and remaining respectful. I believe we all can achieve the goals we set our mind to. I go after my goals and won't stop until I reach them.
Question 27 of 40
What would your current coworkers say about you?
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She is a private person but is also part of the group. She cares about the children and co workers. She oversees her class well.
Question 28 of 40
What do you like least about being a preschool director?
Question 29 of 40
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Pressure is very important to me. Good pressure, such as having a lot of assignments to work on, or an upcoming deadline, helps me to stay motivated and productive. Of course, there are times when too much pressure can lead to stress; however, I am very skilled at balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines, which prevents me from feeling stressed often. For example, I once had three large projects due in the same week, which was a lot of pressure. However, because I created a schedule that detailed how I would break down each project into small assignments, I completed all three projects ahead of time, and avoided unnecessary stress.
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Taking a few deep breaths and thinking things through before doing anything hasty.
Question 30 of 40
Share an example of when you went above and beyond the call of duty.
Question 31 of 40
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Possibly managing a preschool, or even moving into teaching again.
Question 32 of 40
What is your greatest strength?
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Creativity, I can usually come up with several ideas for any problem or issue.
Question 33 of 40
What skills do you think are most critical to this job?
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Being organized, knowledgeable in early education, communication, dependable, flexible, relate well with people.
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Leadership, communications, interpersonal skills, listen, fairness, quality.
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The most crical skill a director needs to have to run a the center is passion for chldrren their families and people woring for them. To be willing to jump in to help the teachers and other staff members. To be the director you have to be willing to wear the many hats it requires to get the job done. YOu have to know the rule and regs. You have to be confident.
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A friendly attitude toward the kids and their parents, Communication, time management, book keeping, staying within budget and being approachable.
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People skills, organization and the ability to carry out the companies visions.
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Organization, dedication to students, teachers, and families.
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To be approachable and to be classy. To be very graceful while handling a mad parent or a code inspector. Organiztion, and also paying attention being very observant to the centers surroundings and individuals.
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How to deal with difficult stuff.
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Multitasking, efficiency, attention to details, pleasant and approachable demeanor.
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Leadership and management.
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Welcoming and friendly, preschool knowledge, admin experience, budget background, church background, ability to witness to families.
Question 34 of 40
Why are you the best candidate for us?
Question 35 of 40
Share an experience in which you successfully assisted a teacher in solving a difficult problem with a student's progress.
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We had a few kids who were struggling with some basics. I offered to have a break out session with them to catch them up, sort of an intensive review of that section of the course. It helped a lot.
Question 36 of 40
Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
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I keep a tickler file of things that need attention and check it frequently. I arrive a little early each day to go over tasks for the day and decide which is most pressing and what other things I can fit in as I go.
Question 37 of 40
What kind of work environment do you thrive in?
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Busy, but respectful. I like for people to get along and not have conflict between team members. I like to have a fair amount of autonomy, I do best when I can self-propel and not be micro-managed.
Question 38 of 40
What do you know about our organization?
Question 39 of 40
What personal characteristics do you think add to your overall effectiveness?
Question 40 of 40
What are your career goals?
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To find an environment that feels like a family, I want to like the people I work with and grow the business together.

About Preschool Director

June 18th, 2017

A preschool director is an administrator who in charge of creating policies, managing staff and preschool enrollments, and monitoring everyday operations at the preschool. They may also take classes when necessary.
This is a highly responsible position that requires formal education and relevant state license. Most preschool directors have completed their master's degree in early childhood education or a related field. They may work in public or private preschool settings. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, along with a strong understanding of early childhood development and behavior are all essential attributes in this role.
Prospective employers looking for a preschool director will usually conduct a more rigorous interview than usual. They will want to make sure that you have a clean criminal record and that your principles align with theirs when it comes to caring for preschool children and interacting with their parents. One of the many questions you can expect to be asked is your view on punishing preschool children. How you answer these questions is key to getting hired as a preschool director. Mock Questions has put together several commonly asked questions at preschool director interviews. Check them out and ponder over how you will reply before going for the interview.

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