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Early Childhood: Child Care Administration

Certificate Number 903071

The Early Childhood: Child Care Administration Certificate prepares participants with administrative and supervision skills needed by early child care administrators: roles and responsibilities, financial management and planning, operations management, external factors affection operation, and best practices for children and families in early childhood programs. Courses can be taken in any order and concurrently, as long as ECE: Child Care-Admin Seminar (10-307-165) is taken last. Completion of all six courses will prepare learners to receive The Wisconsin Child Care Administration Credential from The Registry-Wisconsin’s Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Establish program policies.
. Prepare a financial plan.
. Examine legal issues.
. Implement a teaching and learning system.
. Utilize the community system to address needs of parents, staff and children.
. Advocate for child care funding.
. Commission with The Registry for the Wisconsin Administration Credential.

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. The certificate is designed for administrators of child care programs including program directors and program administrators as identified in State licensing rules.


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-307-163 ECE: Child Care-External Envir
10-307-162 ECE: Child Care-Operations Mgm
10-307-165 ECE: Child Care-Admin Seminar
10-307-164 ECE: Child Care-Best Practices
10-307-161 ECE: Child Care-Financial Mgmt
10-307-204 ECE: Supervision/Administrati

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-307-163 ECE: CC-External Environ...external factors affecting operation of early care and education programs: community child care needs, marketing, laws and regulations, working with government and community agencies, political and societal issues and trends.

10-307-162 ECE: CC-Operations Mgmt...scheduling, staffing, facilities management, equipment acquisition and maintenance, services delivery, recordkeeping, communication.

10-307-165 ECE: Child Care-Admin Seminar...culminating experience in the credential course sequence. Individual projects are required with a focus on the integration of program aspects in developing strategic planning for change. (Prerequisites: 10-307-204, Supervision/Administration of ECE Programs; 10-307-162, ECE: CC-Operations Management; 10-307-161, ECE: Child Care-Financial Management; 10-307-163, ECE: CC-External Environments; 10-307-164, ECE: Child Care-Best Practices)

10-307-164 ECE: Child Care-Best Practices...establishing and maintaining quality programs based on professional standards and the best available information on child growth and development.

10-307-161 ECE: Child Care-Financial Mgmt...principles and practices in budget planning and preparation and fiscal management, including hands-on experience with program applications.

10-307-204 ECE:Supervision/Administration...roles and responsibilities of directors, coordinators, supervisors and other administrators in early childhood programs.

For more information, please contact: The Community & Regional Learning Services Department,(920) 498-6255, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6255, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.