This certificate will provide courses needed by the child care professional to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Certificate (NCECA). The courses offered in this program prepare the childcare professional to be successful as an administrator in a childcare setting. Students will learn skills such as program development, rules and regulations for the state of North Carolina, staff and organizational management, public relations and community outreach, financial management, and leadership. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
The courses taken in this certificate may be applied toward the Diploma and the Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education. See the diploma and associate degree listings for specific requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Standard: Promoting Child Development and Learning
1. Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
Standard: Building Family and Community Relationships
2a. Knowing about and understanding diverse family and community characteristics.
2b. Supporting and engaging families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
2c. Involving families and communities in their children’s development and learning.
Standard: Becoming a Professional
3a. Knowing about and upholding ethical standards and other professional guidelines.
3b. Engaging in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice.
3c. Integrating knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education.