Shaping the mind of a four-year-old can potentially change the world. Being an early childhood educator is very rewarding work that may be difficult at times. However, many people do not appreciate the skills and training that goes into the job. Young children are a very big and important part of what makes a day school director a fulfilling job. Despite the low pay and state requirements for a day school director, the advancement, outlook, work environment, and impact on the children’s lives make the job worth while. While the pay may be an issue for the job of a day school director, the benefits make up for the loss of pay. Day school directors make about $22.01 per hour (“Summary Report” 1). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the principals and directors of day schools make an average of about $45,790 per year (“Summary Report” 1). The U.S. Department of Labor also found that the lowest 10% of day school directors were paid less than $35,230 (“Instructional Coordinators” 5). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “as of May 2014, daycare directors received an average annual wage of $52,000” (“Becoming a Daycare Director” 2). This causes a problem of many day school directors to leave the job or get higher job positions. Even though the pay is very low, there are many benefits to becoming a day school director. One benefit of becoming a day school director is that the job has a job growth that is quicker and greater than the average (“Becoming a Daycare Director” 1). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth of the day school director is estimated to be 17% higher from 2012-2022 (“Becoming a Daycare Director” 1). The biggest and most important part of being a day school director is also a huge benefit. Every day school director has to interact with and love children. Day school directors will be working with the kids every day. Not only do day school directors work with the children everyday, they also work with the children’s parents. The biggest benefit of being a day school director is “making a difference in a family’s life because you love their children as if they are your own” (Carroll 2). Not only are the benefits of being a day school director good, but the advancement and outlook of the job are great as well.