Georgia Director’s Certificate

Child Care Director Certificate Programs


Georgia Director's Certificate

CCEI’s Georgia Director’s Certificate is designed to meet the mandatory training requirement for child care center directors in Georgia and provides professional information for early childhood professionals seeking to further their skills and knowledge in the management of a child care center. The child care director’s program is comprised of five Instructional Units. These units focus on the core areas of competency required to manage a child care center. Each student in the Georgia 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 (NCCRS) and has been recommended for two semester hours of credit in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.

Upon satisfactorily completing CCEI’s Georgia Director’s Certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Develop and maintain an effective organization.
  • Plan and implement administrative systems that provide effective education and support programs.
  • Market the program to parents and the community.
  • Administer effectively a program of personnel management and staff development.
  • Maintain and develop the facility and equipment.
    Possess legal knowledge necessary for effective management.
  • Foster good community relations and to influence child-care policy that affects the program.
  • Practice responsible financial management.
  • Maintain a commitment to ongoing personal/professional growth and development.

Students enrolled in the Georgia Director’s Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:

  • Competency based multiple choice questions
  • Open-ended essay questions and longer essays
  • Student activities and/or observations with written feedback
  • End of Course Quizzes in multiple choice format – Students must pass each quiz with a grade of 70% or better to complete the course
  • Cumulative Final Exam in multiple choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to complete the director’s certificate program
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED obtained from institutions accredited and recognized by U. S. Department of Education and submit documentation as proof. High school diplomas issued by private schools that are registered with the Georgia Department of Education will also be accepted. Diplomas earned outside the U. S. or presented in a language other than English must be translated by a member of the American Translators Association, an approved credential evaluation agency approved by the Bureau of Educators Certification, or an accredited college/university.
  • Must have access to a computer and printer
  • Must have a valid email address
  • Must have access to the Internet through a CCEI supported JavaScript enabled web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.)
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the director’s training course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
  • Several courses within this director’s training program require observation, assessment, and practical application of learning principles in an early childhood learning environment. Students must be working in or have access to an early childhood environment to successfully complete these courses.

Textbook Information:  A textbook is required and must be purchased at the student’s expense.

Handbook for Early Childhood Administrators: Directing with a Mission by Hilde Reno, with Janet Stutzman and Judy Zimmerman; 1st Edition; Allyn & Bacon, Inc.; 978-0-20546-980-2; Approximate Cost: $60

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program’s applicability toward requirements in the State of Georgia.

Setting: Infant-Toddler, Preschool, Family Child Care, and School-Age Care
Program Code: 5106-GA
Program Length: 40 hours
IACET CEU Value: 4.0 CEU’s
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 183 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $575
Application Fee: $75
Total Program Cost: $650
Approximate Book Cost (shipping extra): $60

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