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. 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.
Required coursework includes fifteen credits (five courses) in administrative coursework related to working in the early childhood field in a managerial capacity.
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.
Students who earn the Early Childhood Administration Certificate are qualified to work as Directors and Administrators in licensed child care facility in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.