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Child Care Administration


20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs / $60.00

Child Care Administration Care Course

Course Description: 

Written expressly for the early childhood facility administrator, this course explores the many facets of the job, including developing personnel policies, interviewing and hiring, communicating effectively, motivating staff, conducting staff meetings, evaluating staff, solving problems, managing change, planning and managing finances, and working with a board of directors. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Child Care Administration you will be able to identify the scope of the job of director of an early childhood program; describe effective written personnel policies and adequate personnel policy statements; and describe the importance of the interviewing and hiring process and appropriate interview techniques on the success of an early childhood program. Read More.



Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
CCA-13N9 CourseBook English202.0 $60.00
CCA-23N9 Online Course English202.0 $60.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Attention Connecticut students: This course is not accepted towards the 3 college credits in administration required for directors.

For Massachusetts Providers: This course cannot be used towards becoming a director.

Child Care Administration NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Child Care Administration:

  • The scope of the job of director of an early childhood program 
  • The need for and process of developing personnel policies 
  • How the interviewing and hiring of staff members impacts the success of an early childhood program 
  • Effective techniques for interviewing prospective staff members 
  • Ways to communicate effectively with staff members 
  • Techniques for motivating staff 
  • How  to conduct effective staff meetings 
  • Effective staff evaluation techniques 
  • Techniques for building an effective team attitude among staff members 
  • Effective techniques for solving problems and managing change 
  • Components of financial planning 
  • The director's role in financial management in the typical early childhood 
  • Differences in the perspectives of the board of directors, the director, and the staff 
  • Ways to ensure that the board of directors, the director, and the staff work together effectively 
  • The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct for early childhood professionals 

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Comments on Child Care Administration:  

I enjoyed this whole course.  The book was very informative.  Thank you. - Johnston, Rhode Island  

I am so happy with these courses. They are very informative. I have been a licensed daycare provider for five years. I am currently going to my local college for my associates in early childhood development. The course I have taken from you are Child Care Administration. They have a lot of information in them. I will soon open my own center and be the Director.  Your courses are wonderful. Thank you. -  Johnston, Rhode Island

Just wanted to let you know that I am extremely pleased with my experience with your organization from the first call I made to clarify the registration process to this final email. It was a very smooth process to complete the licensing requirement for a Child Care Administration class. I really like how you set the course up online. It took me three days to complete with breaks in between and the system was very easy to navigate. I especially liked the self-checks along the way and the opportunity to go back to check answers before submitting them on the tests. I will definitely use your organization again. Thank you. - Westland, Michigan

"As a new director at a new facility I was glad that I found your site. The training [Child Care Administration] was very informative. Thank you very much!” - Section, Alabama


Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
 
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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