Center Director

MAAC - San Marcos, CA

Under direction, plans, develops, implements and supervises program operations for an assigned Head Start or Early Head Start (EHS) center(s); monitors and ensures center operations are in conformance with MAAC policies and procedures, licensing regulations, Health and Safety Standards and service area plans.  Participates in implementation of age appropriate curriculum and ongoing monitoring of children’s cognitive and physical development. Monitors and ensures recruitment and enrollment activities, family development plans and parent participation and overall parent satisfaction.  Coordinates and participates in activities of parent committees; compiles and submits site reports; and performs related duties as assigned.


Child Development Program Center Directors are responsible for planning, implementing and providing day-to-day supervision of the educational programs and operations of an assigned Head Start/EHS center, typically with two or more classrooms/program options. Incumbents are accountable for providing children with a safe, nurturing, engaging and secure learning environment that gives them the awareness, skills and confidence to succeed in their present environment and in later school life. Incumbents are also responsible for ensuring delivery of Head Start and community support services to families and for compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, service area plans and state licensing requirements, including those applicable to health, safety and fire regulations. Center Directors are also accountable for the timely completion of all center reporting and the preparation and maintenance of up-to-date children’s files. Duties and responsibilities are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies, procedures and guide­lines.


A typical way of demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a BA/BS with a major in early childhood education, child development or a closely related field which includes 15 semester units in child development [12 CORE units],  3 units in administration or staff relations and six (6) units of Infant/Toddler; and at least four years of progressively responsible teaching experience in a Head Start or child development program, at least one of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


A child care center director shall complete 15 hours of health and safety training if necessary pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1596.866 of Title 22 which provides: (a) In addition to any other required training, at least one director or teacher at each day care center…shall have at least 15 hours of training on preventive health practices.


  • BA/BS in Child Development or a related field including six (6) units of Infant/Toddler
  • A valid State of California Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor or Program Director permit is required.

Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: San Marcos, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: April 12th, 2019

Agency Details


MAAC is a multi-purpose social service agency with a successful history of serving various communities throughout San Diego County. In 1965, MAAC opened its doors to serve San Diego's disadvantaged and now has centers strategically located as far south as San Ysidro and as far north as Pauma Valley. One million clients later, MAAC is still acting as a catalyst to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. Serving approximately 35,000 individuals per year, MAAC provides a spectrum of unique programs designed to assist clients by engaging them in the enhancement of their own lives through lifestyle changes.