Child Development - Administration Certificate Level 1

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Child Development - Administration - Certificate Level 1

The Child Development Administration certificate is designed for students who have appropriate experience and whose goals include the administration of programs for young children whether in a day care or institutional setting. The certificate focuses upon the interpersonal skills needed to supervise childcare staff, manage business practices, maintain the minimum standards in a child care setting, and recognize the importance of parent, staff, and community interactions. All of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Child Development degree.


Semester 1
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
Semester 2
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
XXXX #3## Approved Program Elective 3
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II (Capstone) 3
POFI 1301 Computer Applications I OR
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
Semester 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 21

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $3,136* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.