Jun 15, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Early Childhood Education Administrator +

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This certificate prepares early childhood educators to advance their skills and work as directors and leaders of childcare programs. The certificate includes courses that meet education requirements for Step One and Step Two of Vermont’s Program Director Credential.

+This program can be completed fully online.

Early Childhood Education Administrator Semester Map

Early Childhood Education Administrator and Early Childhood Education - Certificate Plus Degree Map

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Early Childhood Education Administrator certificate will be able to:

  • apply developmentally appropriate and professionally accepted practices used in childcare or school settings
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of administrative, legal, ethical, and business practices required for early childhood program management
  • demonstrate effective leadership, supervisory, and management skills essential for successful early childhood education programs

Total Credits: 24

Required Courses

Courses are listed in the order in which we recommend you take them.


Background checks are common in early childhood and afterschool fields. Those with prior justice system involvement are encouraged to research employment exclusions that may arise depending on role, employer, and/or licensing criteria.

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