The Early Childcare Administration and Leadership Certificate provides educational coursework that will prepare directors, supervisors, and managers for childcare work settings serving children from infancy through age eight. Topics include communication, curriculum, documentation, and interpretation along with culturally relevant approaches to teaching and learning focusing on developmentally appropriate, respectful, and supportive relationships with children and families, management and leadership, marketing related to the operation of a center-based early childhood education program. Fieldwork or field-based assignments may be required. Updated immunizations per state regulartions are required.
Demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum planning, environments, observation techniques in working with young children in order to implement diversity and equity in quality care for young children in a group setting.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of staffing, professional development, budgets, leadership, program planning, communication, marketing for programs and enrollment for the programs of young children (birth-8).
Course Requirements (2022-2023):
|Child Development 215||Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education (DS6)||3|
|Child Development 216||Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education (DS6)||3|
|Child Development 221||Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|Child Development 250||Adult Supervising and Mentoring in Early Care and Education||3|
Plus, pick 6 units from the following:
|Communication Studies 101|
Communication Studies 101H
|Introduction to Interpersonal Communication|
Honors Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
|Communication Studies 102||Public Speaking||3|
|Marketing 113||Principles of Marketing||3|
|Human Relations and Organizational Behavior||3|
|Marketing 125||Organizational Leadership||3|