Child Care Administration Certificate (WI – Administrator Credential)

Administrators and directors are key professionals to build and manage thriving programs. The Child Care 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 Childhood Leadership and the Child Care Program Development 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.

Who Should Attend

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

Benefits and 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

Curriculum Requirements

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

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

AC #1: Administration & Supervision in Early Childhood Programs

Course available Oct 7-Dec 7

Oct 11-Dec 7, 2019 Cancelled

Course available Jan 21-Mar 14, 2020

Jan 31-Mar 14, 2020

AC #2: Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs

Course available Mar 9-May 7, 2020

Mar 27 - May 7, 2020

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

Course available Jan 21-Mar 14, 2020

Course available Jan 31-Mar 14, 2020

AC #4: Early Childhood Programs & the External Environment

Course available Oct 14-Dec 14

Course available Oct 18-Dec 14, 2019

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

Course available Jan 21-Mar 14, 2020

Courses available Jan 24-Mar 14, 2020

AC #6: Leadership in Early Childhood Programs – Capstone

Sept 16-Nov 23, 2019

Course available Mar. 9-May 16, 2020

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