Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, & Leadership
Walden University

Program Details

Learn to create effective learning environments for young children of all backgrounds with a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership. This program from Walden University is designed with guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Participants will gain leadership and business management skills to manage child care centers or administer programs for children. Courses discuss effective management principles related to recruiting, leading, and evaluating staff; budgeting and managing resources; and ensuring safe, supportive, and legally compliant operations. Choose from either the traditional track, which is instructor-led and on a set schedule, or Tempo competency-based, which is self-led at your own pace, for this online educational administration certificate program.

Areas of study within this program include:

  • Perspectives on diversity and equity
  • Developing people and leading teams
  • Budgeting and allocating resources
  • Planning and managing early childhood education programs

Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or higher

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island