The workplace for a childcare program administer is at a public, private, or home-run childcare center. Some centers are for-profit, but many operate as non-profit organizations, such as the ones held within a church or college campus. A childcare program administrator may operate their own childcare center, or work for a childcare agency. Generally, they will not work in the classroom on a day-to-day basis, but rather they will have their own office and spend their time planning and implementing the daily operation of the center. When necessary, they may fill-in for a teacher in the classroom in order to meet the legal student-teacher ratio requirements. The work hours will vary greatly and are based on the hours of operation of the specific daycare center they work for. Most often this will be Monday through Friday daytime hours, but more and more daycare centers are beginning to increase their hours of operations to include evenings and week-ends.