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Childcare and Childhood Development

We provide both a certificate track for those interested in childcare management and a transfer track for those seeking a four-year early childhood education degree.

Childcare Management Certificate

Our certificate program prepares students for supervisor or manager positions. It’s intended for students who currently hold a related associate, bachelor or master’s degree and who have extensive work experience in early care or education.

Our program provides training in

  • small business management concepts

  • interpersonal competencies and professional ethics required to work with diverse groups of children, parents, colleagues and in the community

Admission is restricted to those who meet prerequisite requirements and/or have permission of the department chair.

For all courses requiring off-site field work and the capstone field placement course leading to graduation, the Childcare Management Certificate requires:

  • Clear criminal background check

  • Health assessment denoting good health

  • Negative tuberculosis skin test

  • Student liability insurance

  • Current certification in First Aid and Infant, Child and Adult CPR.


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