Day Care Manager Interview Preparation Guide
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Day Care Manager based Frequently Asked Questions in various Day Care Manager job interviews by interviewer. These professional questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answers posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

62 Day Care Manager Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me why did you choose to pursue a career as Day Care Manager?

I know I can do a good job at it. I can still be with my children during holidays and most of the summer.

2 :: Explain your passion for children?

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.

3 :: Tell me what do you think a child needs most from a caregiver?

In general the child needs to be loved, listened, given importance and understood by the caregiver. I posses ample knowledge regarding child development and usually cater for the age specific needs of children.

4 :: Tell me what do you like the least about your job?

The fact that one gets attached to children and it is difficult to let go when the time comes.

5 :: Tell us what do you like least?

It is important to be prepared for preschool interview questions like this.

"Children this age can so easily become distracted and I have found this a challenge. I have become less frustrated with this aspect as I have gained more experience and found effective ways to encourage concentration and focus such as involving the children more in the activity, asking them questions and seeking suggestions from them."

6 :: Explain about a typical daily schedule in your classroom?

Provide a concise overview of the types of activities you engage the preschoolers in, rather than a minute-to-minute account of your day. Give reasons for your choice of schedule.

"I like to mix it up between indoor and outdoor activity, big and small group and individual activities, free play and structured activities, and hands-on and listening activities . This keeps the children engaged and provides opportunities for both learning and fun. I start with a large group activity and then move on to .."

Emphasize your ability to be flexible and to adapt your schedule to meet changing needs and demands.

7 :: Tell me as a day care manager, what is your management style?

In my experience delegating responsibility and authority is crucial. A team needs to be able to develop and grow as individuals and a whole, not be held back by low expectations or ego.
I believe in building a team. Each member of the team should be clear on their role, know where they fit in and feel as though they can depend on one another. I also believe in real-time feedback. If you do something wrong you should know it immediately. Regardless of right or wrong, the further removed feedback is in time, the less effective it is.

8 :: As you know I am curious; how did you come to find out about our company and what do you know about us?

This can be a great way to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate initiative. Almost every company will have a website, Facebook page, Instagram account, or some sort of digital footprint. Spend a bit of time doing some online research:

☛ If they have a website, check out their “About us” or “Culture/Mission/Vision” pages.
☛ Who are some of the principal people who work there? Who are the founders?
☛ What sorts of things does this company care about? Do they donate to a particular cause or charity? Which one(s)?
☛ What are their core values? Which of their core values resonate with you?
☛ Has the company been in the news recently or have they won any awards (Social Media can be a great place to find this information).

9 :: What are your weaknesses as Day Care Manager?

Another tricky one. The purpose of this question is to see how you view and evaluate yourself.

One the one hand, if you suggest you don’t have any weaknesses, your interviewer will almost certainly see you as a lair, egotistical, or both.

Don’t fall into the trap of trying to present a positive skill in disguise as a weakness, like “I work too hard” or “I am a perfectionist”. Any experienced interviewer will see through this in a heartbeat.

Additionally, revealing that “I’m not really a morning person and have been known to come in late” raises immediate and obvious red flags.

The trick here is to respond realistically by mentioning a small, work related weakness and what you are doing or have done to overcome it.

10 :: Tell me in this position, you may find yourself dealing with conflicting demands from patients, their families and health care providers. How do you handle situations like this?

As a patient care coordinator, I know I need to juggle multiple responsibilities to multiple parties, and sometimes they may clash. The best way to resolve this is to determine the point of contention and understand the reasoning each person has. I consult with each and make an informed decision about what is best for the patient’s care while maintaining empathy and patience in all my interactions.