Early Childhood Leadership: Courses, Credential & Certificate

As an early childhood professional, you have the vision to lead and the passion to succeed. Now, begin your own journey to ignite your fire and become the exceptional leader you are meant to be!

The Leadership Credential provides the building blocks for successful leadership and grows leadership capacity by focusing on skill development, dispositions, new directions, and visionary change. It complements the Administrator Credential (focus on day-to-day operations and management) and the Program Development Credential (focus on program implementation in high quality learning environments). Together, these three credentials provide early care and education professionals at all levels with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and sustain high caliber programs for young children.

The overarching themes for this four-course series include the importance of excellence and diversity in early childhood programs, and the role of vision and reflective practice in reaching these goals.

Courses are available for undergraduate and graduate credit and non-credit,and must be taken in order. Click on each course below for a full description.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who wants to lead – including  those who have taken other credentials or previous college courses
  • Early childhood professionals looking to take their leadership to the next level

To take these courses for UNIVERSITY CREDIT, please call Shari Vinluan directly at 414-227-3223.

Tammy Imme UWM-SCE Leadership Credential Participant

LC #1: Early Childhood Leadership: The Personal Disposition of a Leader

Online, course available Sept. 17-Nov. 6

Weekdays, Mar. 11-Apr. 29, 2016 Credit

LC #2: Early Childhood Leadership: Leading in Your Program

Weekdays, Dec. 11, 2015-Feb. 12, 2016 Credit

Weekdays, Dec. 14, 2015-Feb. 12, 2016 Credit