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Online Director’s Certificate
This certificate program is only available in English.Settings: Early Care and Education and School-Age Care
Program Code: 3101-DC
Program Length: 60 hours
IACET CEU Value: 6 CEU's
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 183 days from enrollment date
Textbook Information: A textbook is required and must be purchased at the student's expense.
Handbook for Early Childhood Administrators: Directing with a Mission – Hilde Reno, with Janet Stutzman and Judy Zimmerman; 1st Edition; Allyn & Bacon, Inc.; Approximate cost: $40
Program Description: The Online Director's Certificate provides professional information for early childhood professionals seeking to further their skills and knowledge in the management of a child care center. The program is broken into five Instructional Units. These units focus on the core areas of competency required to manage a child care center. Each student in the Online Director's Certificate program receives support from an Education Coach (EC). Each EC is an Early Childhood specialist and has previous experience working in a child care center or school.
In addition, this program has been evaluated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS), formerly known as the National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI), and has been recommended for 4 semester hours of credit in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education Administration/Leadership in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.
Program Objectives: Upon satisfactorily completing the Online Director's Certificate program, students should be able to:
Student Assessment: Students enrolled in the Online Director's Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
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Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program's applicability toward state requirements.