2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Apr 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook

Early Childhood Administration (C55850) Certificate


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Purpose


The Early Childhood Administration Certificate prepares individuals pursuing administrating roles in diverse child care settings to effectively work with children, families and teachers. The certificate is composed of learning opportunities in developmental theories, competency and evidence-based professional knowledge, administrative skills and leadership qualities.

Course work includes foundations in early childhood education, physical/nutritional needs of young children, safety issues in the care of young children; communication and leadership skills with teachers, families and children; programming and staffing, budgeting/financial management and marketing, and rules and regulations of early childhood programs.

Employment opportunities include entrepreneurship and/or management of child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, and other programs.

Total Credit Hours 16


Additional Curriculum Notes


  1. Check published course schedules for course offerings.
  2. Criminal Background Check: Students entering any Early Childhood Practicum are required to undergo a criminal background check and/or drug testing prior to participation at the practicum site. Students should be aware that their progress to completion might be limited by an inability to complete the practicum portion of the program. Additionally, students are responsible for submitting appropriate and required documentation to their practicum site director. The student is responsible for the scheduling and costs associated with completing this requirement and mandatory tests such as TB tests.
  3. All prerequsites must be satisfied before starting any course.

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