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Completion of the Early Childhood Education and Care Administrator certificate, with either an AAS Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) or completion of 64 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university. The certificate requires 23 credits in early childhood education to meet the academic requirements for Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) Director Qualifications effective July 1, 2017. 

For more information about Early Childhood Education and Care, please visit the program page.

Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: ECEC.CER.ADMIN

ECEC 1100Intro to the Early Childhood Profession3
ECEC 1101Growth & Development of the Young Child3
ECEC 2210The Young Child With Special Needs2
ECEC 2211Child Health, Safety and Nutrition3
ECEC 2251Curriculum Planning for the Young Child3
ECEC 2254Administration of an Early Childhood Center - Program Operations3
ECEC 2255Administration of an Early Childhood Center - Practices & Procedures3
ECEC 2256Administration of an Early Childhood Center - Staff, Families, & Children3
Total Credits23