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National College Credit Recommendation Service
ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience
Online Director's Certificate
Online throughout the U.S.
Instructional delivery format:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: operate a preschool or child care center; develop and maintain an effective organization; plan and implement administrative systems that provide effective education and support programs; plan and implement an effective marketing program to parents and the community; effectively administer a program of personnel management and staff development; maintain and develop the facility and equipment; comply with legal requirements necessary for effective management; foster good community relations and influence child care policy that affects the program; practice responsible financial management; and maintain a commitment to professionalism; document professional growth and development.
This course is taught in an online, module format (with a required textbook) consisting of on-going and cumulative competency based assessments (quizzes and final exam), open-ended essays, student activity and observations/reflections. Students receive on-going monitoring and feedback from personal Education Coaches throughout the process. The program consists of nine instructional units focusing on the core areas of competency required to manage a child care center.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education Administration/Leadership (11/10) (12/15 revalidation).