The purpose of this article is to present the importance of emotional intelligence in the nursery workplace and to highlight the contemporary professional profile ofthe heads of kindergartens. This is a bibliographic investigation that demonstrates the necessity of practical application of the theoretical data and documented approaches of the positive organizational behavior of the principles of modern educational administration. In the first part of the article are mentioned the basic theoretical concepts related to emotional intelligence in the workplace of education. It then presents the benefits of emotional intelligence and the necessity of cultivating it in the educational context with the aim of improving the quality and efficiency of the school unit, as well as the formation of a positive culture. The importance of the article is reflected in the formulation of specific proposals for redefinition of the professional profile of theheads of kindergartenswho are called upon to carry out a multilevel and multifaceted project of multiple needs and requirements as professionals in the administration of education. This necessity requires a transformative approach to the new role in terms of emotional empowerment as well as empowerment of the school unit.