The purpose of this program is to prepare students as child care administrators with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage a quality child care program or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.
The content includes, but is not limited to, implementation of rules and regulations; family interaction; administrative organization; financial and legal issues; education programming; professional responsibilities; and employability skills. Program prepares individuals to assume major managerial and administrative responsibilities within home or center-based programs for child care.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Students will demonstrate skills in managing the financial and legal aspects of a child care center.
To be eligible for this certificate a student must meet:
- have a high school diploma or GED® certificate,
- take a placement exam if not exempt by State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315. Insufficient scores will mean the student must take appropriate developmental education courses.
Passing grade on required coursework:
These 12 hours cannot be a combination of 12 Personal Enrichment hours; they must be declared as a major in the degree or certificate seeking process.
Students will earn 12 college credits towards the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education.