Texas Director’s Certificate

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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 program is comprised of six Instructional Units. These units focus on the core areas of competency required to manage a child care center. 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 center philosophy
  • Identify a 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
  • 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 safety requirements and Minimum Standards
  • Define balanced 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{1a50c73af47a5faed016ec8a88aec6f59c27b4c7d7821af2c096a94cae821567} or better to complete the course.
  • Cumulative Final Exam in multiple choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70{1a50c73af47a5faed016ec8a88aec6f59c27b4c7d7821af2c096a94cae821567} 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 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 course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
  • Several 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 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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