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Early Childhood Program Administration

Offered at the Following Campus

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Care and Education Program Administration TCC program is a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students for a job as manager of a Childcare Learning Center or a Group Day Care Center. The program emphasizes child growth and development and management and administration issues involved in managing a child care center.

The standard curriculum for the Early Childhood Program Administration certificate program is designed for the semester system. The certificate generally takes 1 semester to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 9 credit hours. 

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.


Course Overview

Contact Minutes
Credit Hours
Curriculum Outline (9 hours)
Occupational Courses (9 hours)
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) Introduces the student to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the young child (prenatal through 12 years of age). The course provides for competency development in observing, recording, and interpreting growth and development stages in the young child; advancing physical and intellectual competence; supporting social and emotional development; and examining relationships between child development and positive guidance. Topics include developmental characteristics, prenatal through age 12, developmental guidance applications, observing and recording techniques, ages and stages of development, and introduction to children with special needs.
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) Provides training in planning, implementation, and maintenance of an effective early childhood program and facility. Topics include: organization, mission, philosophy, goals of a program; types of programs; laws, rules, regulations, accreditation and program evaluation; needs assessment; administrative roles and board of directors; anti-bias program development; child development and developmentally appropriate practices; marketing, public and community relations, grouping, enrollment and retention; working with families; professionalism and work ethics; space management; money management; and program equipment, and supplies management.
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) Provides training in personnel management. Topics include: staff records; communication; personnel policies; managing payroll, recruitment, interviewing, selection, hiring, motivating, and firing; staff retention; staff scheduling, staff development; staff supervision; conflict resolution; and staff evaluation; ethical responsibilities to employees; and time and stress management.