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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theoria Technical College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Early Childhood Program Administration and Management (ECE/CDA-500)


90 hours.

Theoria Technical College, Carlsbad, California, and online throughout the United States.

November 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to understand how to create a learning community of children and adults that promotes optimal child development and healthy families; demonstrate strategies to establish systems for program functioning and managing staff to carry out the mission of the program; planning and budgeting the program’s fiscal resources, managing organizational change, and establishing systems to monitor and evaluate organizational performance; prepare recruitment, selecting, and orientating personnel; overseeing systems for the supervision, retention, and professional development of staff that affirms program values, and promote a shared vision; collaborate by establishing partnerships with program staff, family members, board members, community representatives, civic leaders, and other stakeholders; and understand the importance of advocacy by taking action and encouraging other to work on behalf of high-quality services that meet the needs of children and their families.


This course is taught live online or on-site/in-person. Students who enroll in the online course option receive a link to join the lecture online in Theoria Technical College’s online learning platform.  Students who register for the on-site/in-person lecture, are required to arrive on campus for the class lecture. 

In addition to completing the lecture, students are required to complete assignments (30 hours) and a practicum (45 hours).  All components of the program must be completed within 90 days. The course consists of a cumulative competency-based assessment (final exam), student activity, and observations/reflections. Students receive ongoing monitoring and feedback from professors and academic editors throughout the program. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Pre-School Education, Special Education, or Child Care Management (11/21).