Post-Master’s Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership
Walden University

Program Details

This Post-Master’s Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership from Walden University adheres to guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Graduates will be prepared to create learning environments where children of diverse backgrounds can thrive.

The curriculum includes studies of child development, family partnerships, content knowledge, and leadership. Students will examine the quality of early childhood programs and policies. Classes include research to create strategies to promote positive outcomes for young children through age 8. 

Topics explored in this certificate program include:

  • Child development in the critical early years
  • Language/literacy continuum from birth through age 8
  • Meaningful learning experiences in supportive environments
  • Evaluating and leading effective early childhood programs


  • An official transcript of a master’s degree
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in post-bachelor’s degree coursework

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island