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Preschool Director Interview Questions
1. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Preschool Director?
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Preschool Director
December 16th, 2014

Preschool and childcare center directors direct and lead staffs, oversee daily activities, and prepare plans and budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center?s program.
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Preschool Director Interview Questions
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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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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.
 
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I subscribe to childcare books, stay in childhood education clubs, reading up todate news articles.
 
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Doing DRDP for every individual and by doing assessment.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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What qualifies you for this position?
 
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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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I have met the state requirements for a director in colorado.
 
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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 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.
 
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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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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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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.
 
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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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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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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.
 
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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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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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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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Child's safety is a number one priority. As an educator it is our duty of care to provide a safe environment for children.
 
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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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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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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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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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Share an example of when you accomplished a goal that was personally challenging.
 
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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.
 
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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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If I have a plan I can accomplish anything.
 
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I hd to set a dance competition suddenly in a school.
 
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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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