Early Childhood: Child Care Administration Certificate

Program Code: 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-Admiinistrator (10-307-186) 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.

Approximate Certificate Costs


Tuition: $2,875

Books: $375

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.

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.
  • Apply at
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Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-307-XXX courses to successfully graduate the Early Childhood: Child Care Administration Certificate. If the course is sequential, the successful retake must occur before continuing the sequence.


Industry Credentials

Commission with The Registry for the Wisconsin Administration Credential.