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Early Care and Education – Administration Certificate (WI – Administrator Credential)

Administrators and directors are key professionals to build and manage thriving programs. The Early Care and Education – Administration Certificate develops practical skills with an emphasis on day-to-day operations and management. It provides an in-depth approach to various aspects of your program’s business practices including hiring staff, implementing effective systems, marketing, and budgeting for quality and sustainability while integrating best practices for working with children and families. Primarily directed toward early childhood administrators/directors, teachers, family providers and individuals preparing to open an early care and education program, our certificate courses build skills that are immediately applicable in early childhood settings. This certificate complements both the Early Care and Education – Leadership and Programming Certificates.

This certificate is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as meeting part of an alternative pathway for program administrators to achieve educational qualifications for NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

Certificates can be taken for noncredit, undergraduate or graduate credit

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the principles of administration and supervision as it relates to program mission
  • Comprehend and apply organizational frameworks, practices and systems
  • Describe the relationship between sound financial management and quality program planning
  • Examine the effect of community contexts and external factors on business goals
  • Integrate theory with early childhood best practices for children and families
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive project exemplifying organizational growth and quality improvement

HOW TO REGISTER

To register for a certificate or course contact:
Liz Weber, Program Manager at (414) 227-3334 or sce-earlychildhood@uwm.edu

Courses

To get started, enroll in any one of the first 5 courses listed. We recommend you begin with the Administration and Supervision course or the Operations Management course. Earn your certificate by completing 5 courses plus a capstone course. Earn the WI credential by commissioning with The Registry.

COURSESUWM Campus Prefix/Course NumberFallSpringSummer
AC #1: Administration & Supervision in Early Childhood ProgramsAD LDSP 581Spring
AC #2: Operations Management in Early Childhood ProgramsAD LDSP 582 / ED POL 582Spring
AC #3: Financial Management & Planning in Early Childhood ProgramsAD LDSP 583SpringSummer
AC #4: Early Childhood Programs & the External EnvironmentED POL 584Summer
AC #5: Best Program Practices for Children & Families in Early ChildhoodCURRINS 585Spring
AC #6: Leadership in Early Childhood Programs - CapstoneAD LDSP 586SpringSummer
Certificate Information Sheet

Learn what the Early Care and Education – Administration Certificate (WI – Administrator Credential) has to offer

Industry Partners

In Partnership With

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood
The Registry
WCCAA

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Liz Weber, Program Manager

| 414-227-3334