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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience

Online National Administrator Credential Certificate


80 hours. 

Online throughout the U.S.

February 2007 - December 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: plan and implement administrative systems that provide effective education and food programs; plan and implement administrative systems that effectively carry out the program's mission, goals and objectives; 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; practice responsible financial management; and maintain a commitment to professionalism and 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 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 and prepares students for their National Administrator Credential.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education Administration/Leadership (11/10).