Child Care Director Certification Programs
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Texas Director's Certificate
The Texas 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 Director’s Certificate training program is comprised of six Instructional Units. These units focus on the core areas of competency required to manage a child care center in the state of Texas. Each student in the Texas 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.
Upon satisfactorily completing the Texas Director’s Certificate program, students should be able to:
Identify key considerations for developing a child care or daycare center philosophy
Identify a child care or daycare center’s director’s role in budgeting
Define and demonstrate understanding of the term “culture of improvement”
Define early childhood development
Identify the reasons that nutrition is important in an early childhood education setting
Identify common hazards throughout the school facility
Identify the goals of multicultural education and inclusion
Define performance-based assessment
List the benefits of teamwork in the early childhood environment
Define the communication loop and identify barriers to communication
Identify physical, cognitive, social and emotional techniques for stress management
Identify and put into practice Texas child care center safety requirements and Minimum Standards
Define a balanced child care or daycare center budget
Describe the role of an advocate
Identify elements that are important when planning a family event
Students enrolled in the Texas Director’s Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
Competency based multiple choice questions
Essays and short-answer writing assignments
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 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 Florida 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 be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
Several Director’s Certificate training courses within this 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: Textbook is required and must be purchased at the student’s expense.
Handbook for Early Childhood Administrators by Hilde Reno, with Janet Stutzman and Judy Zimmerman; 1st Edition; Allyn & Bacon; ISBN – 978-0205469802; Approximate Cost: $60
Prospective students of the Texas Director’s Certificate program are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program’s applicability toward state requirements
Settings: Infant-Toddler, Preschool, Family Child Care, and School-Age Care
Program Code: 5103-TX
Program Length: 60 Hours
IACET CEU Value: 6 CEUs
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 183 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $625
Application Fee: $75
Total Program Cost: $700
Approximate Book Cost (shipping extra): $60
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