Early Childhood Administration

This Early Childhood Administration certification is for those already working in the field of early care and education and school-age care. Courses are taken ONLINE at Asnuntuck and once successfully completed, the certificate is conferred by Charter Oak State College.

Minimum Education Requirements to earn this certificate are an AA/AS degree with 12 credits in early childhood, providing confirmation of required supervisory experience/supervised administrative experience in an early care or after school setting, evidence of knowledge of administrative and leadership practice in the form of course credit in these specific areas: initial comprehensive course in administration and supervision, organizational behavior course, financial accounting, leadership course, child, family, school relationships.  See www.charteroak.edu for additional information.

Qualified candidates include:

  • Current administrators and early childhood directors who are working or aspire to work in an administrative capacity in early childhood settings.
  • Professionals with an A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Professionals with a degree in an ECE related field with 12 credits in Early Childhood Education to meet the initial level of the Connecticut Director’s Credential, which is granted by Charter Oak State College.

*This certificate is not required by the CT Office of Early Childhood Education (OEC).  OEC licensing requires that within one year of hire, the Director must take ECE 206: Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood. This course is offered ONLINE every fall. OEC scholarship funds may be available for this required course.





The Early Childhood Administration Certificate will acknowledge that professionals working in the field of early care and education and school age care have knowledge and competencies related to leading child care programs. This certificate consists of five courses (15 credits) and is designed to give the students administration course work for the Connecticut Director’s Credential (CDC) issued by Charter Oak State College. In addition, students are required to have an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with 12 credits in Early Childhood Education to meet the initial level of the CDC Credential. The certificate will further develop and strengthen the skills and competencies already possessed by early childhood education program directors/administrators and also to prepare students who like to advance into an administrative level in the career of early care and education.

Employment Information:

Students who earn the Early Childhood Administration Certificate are qualified to work as Directors and Administrators in licensed child care facilities in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.
For additional information in CT: www.CTOEC.org
For additional information in MA: www.mass.gov and search EEC

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This short-term Certificate can be earned to gain employment while continuing to work toward an AS degree.

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Carol LaLiberte