Child Care Administration Certificate

Child Care Administration Credential/ Certificate (18 credits)

You, the administrator/director, are the key to quality in programs that allow children to thrive, so unlock your full potential today! The Administrator Credential provides practical information on day-to-day operations and management skills that can immediately be put into practice. This program complements the Leadership Credential (which focuses on effective leadership skills and dispositions, new directions and visionary change) and the Program Development Credential (which focuses on program implementation in high-quality learning environments). Together, these three credentials provide early-care and education professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and sustain excellent programs for young children.

Who should attend?

  • Early Childhood Administrators/Directors
  • Teachers interested in becoming Administrators/Directors
  • Family providers
  • Individuals preparing to open an early childhood program

To take these courses for UNIVERSITY CREDIT, please call Liz Weber directly at 414-227-3334.

Courses (recommended in the following order; courses available for undergraduate and graduate credit)

Administration & Supervision in Early Childhood Programs

Examine the essential role of the administrator in creating quality programs for children and families. Identify stakeholder groups including staff, boards, parents and the community, and understand the importance of relationship building amongst them.

Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs

Discuss principles, practices and systems involved in managing programs in the context of complex social and economic environments. Implement improvement strategies to upgrade your program’s standard operating procedures.

Financial Management & Planning in Early Childhood Programs

Develop the necessary skills to analyze the principles of sound financial management. Understand the critical relationship between financial management and program quality.

Early Childhood Programs & the External Environment

Explore external factors and relationships that impact program quality and ability to flourish. Understand how your program fits into the broader community it serves from local, state and national levels. Assess community needs, marketing principles, and regulations, accreditation standards, funding sources, advocacy and public policy.

Best Program Practices for Children & Families in Early Childhood

Learn to integrate child growth and development theories, explore current principles and practices, assure multi-cultural and anti-bias approaches to curriculum, understand effective use of space and materials, and strengthen partnerships with families and the community.

Leadership in Early Childhood Programs

Focus on the leadership role of the administrator, the process of change and organizational growth. Present a culminating portfolio and a project that integrates aspects of the first five courses. The sixth course is a capstone course and can only be taken after the first five have been successfully completed.

Single courses can be taken without the pursuit of the certificate.

Who Should Attend

Early Childhood Administrators/Directors
Teachers
Family providers
Individuals preparing to open an early childhood program

Curriculum Requirements

Earn the certificate by completing 6 courses plus a capstone course within 2 years.

Recognized by NAEYC

The Wisconsin Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators has been approved by NAEYC for Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

Earn the certificate by completing 6 courses plus a capstone course within 2 years.

AC #2: Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs

Course available Jan 28-Mar 30

Course available Feb. 4-Mar. 30, 2019

Course available June 3-Aug 3

AC #3: Financial Management & Planning in Early Childhood Programs

Course available Jan 22-Mar 30

Course available Jan. 28-Mar. 30, 2019

AC #5: Best Program Practices for Children & Families in Early Childhood

Course available Mar 4-May 4

Course available Mar. 11-May 4, 2019

AC #6: Leadership in Early Childhood Programs – Capstone

Course available Feb 25-May 4

Course available Feb. 25-May 04, 2019

Course available May 28-Aug. 09, 2019

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