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Child Care Administration: Courses, Credential & Certificate

 

Child Care Administration Credential/ Certificate (18 credits)

You, the administrator/director, are the key to quality in programs that allow children to thrive, so unlock your full potential today! The Administrator Credential provides practical information on day-to-day operations and management skills that can immediately be put into practice. This program complements the Leadership Credential (which focuses on effective leadership skills and dispositions, new directions and visionary change) and the Program Development Credential (which focuses on program implementation in high-quality learning environments). Together, these three credentials provide early-care and education professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and sustain excellent programs for young children.

Who should attend?

  • Early Childhood Administrators/Directors
  • Teachers
  • Family providers
  • Individuals preparing to open an early childhood program

Courses (recommended in the following order; courses available for undergraduate and graduate credit)

Administration & Supervision in Early Childhood Programs

Examine the essential role of the administrator in creating quality programs for children and families. Identify stakeholder groups including staff, boards, parents and the community, and understand the importance of relationship building amongst them.

Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs

Discuss principles, practices and systems involved in managing programs in the context of complex social and economic environments. Implement improvement strategies to upgrade your program’s standard operating procedures.

Financial Management & Planning in Early Childhood Programs

Develop the necessary skills to analyze the principles of sound financial management. Understand the critical relationship between financial management and program quality.

Early Childhood Programs & the External Environment

Explore external factors and relationships that impact program quality and ability to flourish. Understand how your program fits into the broader community it serves from local, state and national levels. Assess community needs, marketing principles, and regulations, accreditation standards, funding sources, advocacy and public policy.

Best Program Practices for Children & Families in Early Childhood

Learn to integrate child growth and development theories, explore current principles and practices, assure multi-cultural and anti-bias approaches to curriculum, understand effective use of space and materials, and strengthen partnerships with families and the community.

Leadership in Early Childhood Programs

Focus on the leadership role of the administrator, the process of change and organizational growth. Present a culminating portfolio and a project that integrates aspects of the first five courses. The sixth course is a capstone course and can only be taken after the first five have been successfully completed.

To take these courses for UNIVERSITY CREDIT, please call Miriam Malone directly at 414-227-3133.

  Courses  

AC #1: Administration & Supervision in Early Childhood Programs

Mon., Sept. 21-Sun., Nov. 15 Available Online

Fri., Oct. 9-Sun., Nov. 15 Course includes Online and Face-To-Face sessions

AC #2: Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs

Mon., June 15-Sun., Aug. 16 (No class week of June 29) Available Online

AC #4: Early Childhood Programs & the External Environment

Tue., Sept. 8-Sun., Nov. 1 Available Online

Mon., Sept. 25-Sun., Nov. 1 Course includes Online and Face-To-Face sessions

AC #5: Best Program Practices for Children & Families in Early Childhood

Tue., Sept. 8-Sun., Nov. 1 Available Online

AC #6: Leadership in Early Childhood Programs - Capstone

Mon., Oct. 5-Tue., Dec. 15 (No class week of Nov. 23) Course includes Online and Face-To-Face sessions

  Dates To Be Announced  
AC #3: Financial Management & Planning in Early Childhood Programs
 
 

Features

Recognized by NAEYC
The Wisconsin Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators has been approved by NAEYC for Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

A New Approach
The Center will be offering Blended classes as part of the UWM Blended Life and Learning Intitative.

Combining the best of face-to-face and online, our Blended classes give you a convenient new approach to earning the Wisconsin Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators and for meeting other accreditation criteria and licensing requirements.

For more information on how to earn your bachelor's or master's with UWM's online and on-campus blended degree programs visit
www.blended.uwm.edu.

UWM Early Childhood Winter/Spring 2015 Catalog

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Administrator Credential Brochure

Spring 2015 Early Childhood Administrator Brochure

Or download the pdf