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Cadence Education Regional Preschool Director in Lansdowne, Virginia

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Regional Preschool Director

Lansdowne, Virginia

Cadence Education is currently in search of our next Regional Director in Virginia.

Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating over 300 private preschools and elementary schools across 30 states. With over 30 years in business, we have developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood.

Our overall mission is to provide parents with peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home. This mission can only be accomplished through a team of passionate childcare professionals who combine their talents to provide an unparalleled level of care and compassion for children and their families. Our research-based curriculum and home-based environments are anything but a “daycare” – we are the evolution of early education.

Our schools are staffed with individuals who are talented, fun, and genuinely enthusiastic about child development and learning. We encourage collaboration and cherish open-communication in each school and with our corporate office. We work hard to create an outstanding work-life balance by supporting leaders and staff members every step of the way. For additional information about Cadence, please visit

Benefits of Working Full Time at Cadence Education:

  • Competitive compensation

  • 50% childcare tuition discount

  • NEW! 401(k) with employer match

  • Educational and professional development

  • Comprehensive benefit package for all full-time employees, including:

  • Paid time off that increases with seniority

  • Medical, dental, vision options available

  • Additional life, disability, and retirement plans

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Company-paid life insurance

  • Paid holidays

  • 401K

  • Pet insurance

  • Paid CDA



Company Overview


The ideal candidate for this position will possess high standards, be dedicated, have proven successes leading a regional team of school directors, and be committed to excellence. You must be a self-directed operational expert with a focus on customer service. You will have proven successes building strong and supportive teams and growing revenue in your market of schools. This position requires excellent leadership, team-building, organizational development, succession planning, and communication skills.

  • This position will be required to work a schedule outside of the typical work week including occasional nights and some weekends.

  • This position will be required to travel 30% to 60% based on demands of dedicated markets and company requirements.


  • Ensure school standards are maintained in accordance with the expectations set out by licensing authorities, Ancillary Government programs and company policies and procedures

  • Create and implement a strategic plan to drive results and manages resources to achieve competitive advantage.

  • Recognizes strengths, threats, weaknesses and opportunities and develops solutions

  • Makes sound and timely business decisions that keep the region moving forward

  • Keeps abreast with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, with the competition, and in the marketplace

  • Quickly and decisively takes action in fast-changing, unpredictable situations

  • Upholds the highest level of professionalism at all times

    Financial Management

  • Assist our Directors to develop an operating business plan to address growth strategies and processes to drive schools to achieve and surpass revenue goals, profitability and business goals and objectives

  • Effectively analyzes and interprets quantitative information

  • Create accountability and recognition process to achieve and exceed business goals

  • Identify and monitor key financial indicators to gauge performance, identify trends and suggest strategies that can impact results

  • Oversee compliance of the school’s ability to adhere to budgetary guidelines

  • Translates and communicates goals and profitability to fit different audiences

  • Identifies new ways to grow and diversify the business


  • Develop and champion creative ideas to increase brand awareness and actively move them into implementation

  • Monitor and work with Directors on marketing initiatives to ensure the strategy is focused on enrollment growth

  • Stay abreast of growth and trends of the industry/competitors and implement the modifications necessary to offer the most advanced and educationally enriched child care environments in the area

  • Professionally represent the school’s brand in the community and maintain a high-quality reputation

  • Monitor systems and resources are being utilized properly for enrollment growth and retention

    Program Quality

  • Establish and maintain systems to ensure all company initiatives and policies regarding safety and supervision are implemented and the schools are safe, clean, home like and educational

  • Develop workshops and trainings based on training initiatives for Directors and staff

  • Assist Directors to continually address issues that ensure the Health, Safety and Security of children, staff and facilities at all times.

  • Seek out current grants and accreditation assistance available

  • Address and communicate new state or company policies appropriate people to ensure all communication has been updated.

  • Oversee all ancillary programs to ensure requirements are being adhered to

  • Monitor follow-up protocols and time frames for notifying State, Ancillary agencies and School Support Center of crisis situations

  • Assist in handling emergency situations, crises or hostile behavior or situations in a calm and professional manner

    Customer Focus

  • Develop, lead and manage Directors and staff to deliver excellent customer service, a quality program and our companies promise to every child, family member and staff

  • Establish and maintain effective customer relationships through positive, engaging customer interactions, and uses customer insights to build and deliver solutions that exceed customer expectations.

  • Continuously listen and act on customer concerns with a positive approach, tact and diplomacy.

  • Identify and understand the different stages of the customer’s journey and leverage that knowledge to create a quality customer experience.


  • Minimum of 5 years continuous leadership experience in managing within multiple markets & multiple schools within Early Childhood Education

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or equivalent

  • Ability to work outside a normal work week including nights and some weekends

  • Ability to travel 30% to 60% during a normal work week

  • Comprehensive knowledge of national and state education standards, licensing requirements and procedures, and fire, health, and OSHA regulations.

  • Compliance with state licensing standards at a minimum of director level, including but not limited to criminal background screening and fingerprinting

  • Knowledge of National and State Education Standards, Fire and Health Regulations, Educational Programs

  • NAEYC accreditation experience preferred

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Strong communication verbal and written.

    Cadence Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

School Name 100 - School Support Center

ID 2023-38282

Category Corporate

Position Type Regular Full-Time