Program Overview

Offered by Southeastern Technical College, the Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers as managers in a childcare learning center or group day care center setting. The program can be appropriate for students that wish to complete a few credits in the subject before committing to a degree or diploma program. Completion of the certificate can also supplement the qualifications gained through a program already completed by the student.

This program is able to be taken entirely online, which allows flexibility in scheduling for working students. This is a short program, consisting of nine credits, that is typically completed in one semester. The focus of the curriculum is on child growth and development, as well as the management and administration issues present in managing a child care center.

The nine credits of this program come from three required courses. The first, Child Growth and Development, is an introductory course that exposes students to the aspects of development of young children from the prenatal stage all the way through age 12. The following course, Program Administration and Facility Management, is concerned with the planning, implementation, and maintenance of an effective early childhood program, including addressing the goals of a program, space management, financial planning, and public and community relations. In Personnel Management, the final course, students are instructed in aspects of staffing, payroll, and conflict resolution.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Council on Occupational Education

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Southeastern Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

    School Overview

    The story of today’s Southeastern Technical College begins in Emanuel County in 1963. That year, Swainsboro Area Vocational Technical School opened, made real through the efforts and support of the local legislators and citizens in the Emanuel County area. Swainsboro Area Vocational Technical School converted to state governance in 1987 and was renamed Swainsboro Technical Institute. The school became Southeastern Technical College in 1990.

    STC offers associate's degree programs, occupational certificates, and diplomas, many of which can be earned completely online.


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