ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience
Texas Director Certificate Renewal
Varies (self-study, self-paced).
December 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify essential aspects of the Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers regarding administration and communication; identify elements of leadership that build employee morale, promote continuous quality improvement, and prevent turnover; recognize leadership practices that promote efficiency, teamwork, collaboration and effective communication; recall important elements of budgeting and financial planning for child care centers; identify marketing strategies that effectively reach target audiences, generate new leads, and lead to enrollment conversions; recall communication strategies to use during challenging conversations; identify self-reflective practices that support continuous quality improvement; identify elements of food service programs that meet the nutritional needs of young children and ensure safe and healthy meals are served each day; recognize the essential elements of an inclusive environment that meets the criteria of the ADA; identify regulations and recommended practices for keeping children safe when being transported in center vehicles and on fieldtrips; and identify recommended safe practices and policies for responding to various types of disasters and security threats.
This course is taught in an online module format consisting of ongoing and cumulative objective-based assessments (quizzes and final exam), open-ended essays, student activity, and observations/reflections. Students receive ongoing monitoring and feedback from personal Education Coaches throughout the process. The program focuses on the core areas of competency required to manage a childcare center.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education Administration/Leadership (12/23). NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for completion of renewal/refresher course.