Pre-Employment Application

School Director- Havelock, NC
Havelock, NC  28532


As a leader in early childhood education, Childcare Network is currently seeking qualified directors for our schools. Join our team of caring adults who help us meet our corporate promise of being “The Working Parent’s Best Friend”. You will have a chance to be creative, be part of a supportive team, and make a difference in the lives of children. Our primary objective at each school is to provide a fun atmosphere that supports the education and safety of the children in our care.

Salary: Competitive Salary, plus the potential for a quarterly bonus based on the school's financial performance


Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available on a pretax basis, company paid life insurance and disability, 401K with match, free childcare for your children, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation time, and tuition assistance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage assigned school in accordance with company financial and budgetary guidelines.
  • Hire, train, and supervise teachers and other staff.
  • Operate the school according to state licensing standards
  • Assist teachers with the weekly development and execution of the curriculum and program activities.
  • Purchase supplies, equipment, food and other materials necessary for program operations.
  • Execute marketing plan (both internal and external) necessary to maintain desired enrollment.
  • Ensure a safe environment for the children in our care.


Childcare Network’s staff take pride in their professional conduct. We are a family of workers who are dedicated, disciplined, and committed to the pursuit of excellence. Individual judgment is encouraged and is considered a valuable part of an employee’s job performance. A high standard of ethical and moral conduct has given our parents expectations of our staff to be honest, reliable, hard-working people who provide first-class service.



  • Prefer at least one year of pre-school management experience
  • BA in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field preferred
  • Must be a team builder, highly organized and possess excellent customer service/communication skills
  • NC Administrative Credentials, Level 2 or 3 required
  • Knowledge of the More at Four Program
  • Knowledge of USDA and food program guidelines a plus
  • Flexible and energetic
  • Have the ability to juggle multiple duties
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Computer proficient including Word, Excel and ability to learn other programs quickly
  • Must pass a criminal background check


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

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We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?

High School
Some College
College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree

How many years of childcare experience do you have?
Less than 1 year
2-3 years
4-9 years
10 years or more

Have you been a director of a North Carolina child care program in the past?
1-9 years
10+ years

Have you completed any of the following trainings?
Basic School-aged care (BSAC)
Playground Safety
Environment Rating Scales (ITERS ECERS SACERS)
First Aid and CPR

Have you received your NC Administrative Credentials?
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
Have not applied or received

Please check all of the following duties that you have performed on the job before.
Hiring and managing staff
Ordering supplies and food
Managing budget/P&L
Following state licensing requirements

Why do you want to be the director of a preschool?

How would you describe or define quality preschool?

Think of a problem person you had to deal with and describe how you handled the situation.

It is a child's first day at your school. This is a new experience for him and he is unhappy. How would you handle this situation?

You have 2 employees that are in conflict with each other. How would you address this issue?

Are you willing to further your education in the early childhood field?

What is your education and experience? Check all that best apply.
6+ semester hours in early childhood
Minimum of 18 semester hours in early childhood
2-3 yrs early childhood work experience
3 or more years early childhood work experience

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual or newspaper.)

Provide two references (no family members):
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