Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate


The Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate prepares the student to act in a leadership and administrative capacity in a child care and development program. This includes providing for budget design and fiscal management, marketing, constructing personal policies and procedures, including job analysis, developing a staff in-service plan, and designing a comprehensive educational philosophy. To qualify for the Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate, the student must have already met the minimum requirements for the Teacher Permit on the Child Development Permit matrix and must complete the total of 27 units of required courses. Many of the courses in this program utilize the CDES Child Development Laboratory Instructional Classrooms for observation and study of young children and their programs. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. See Child Development Permit Matrix for requirements needed for Title V programs. The Child Development Permit Matrix is available in the Social Sciences Division Office.

NOTE: With this Certificate plus 350 days of 3+ hours per day (within the previous 4 years) including at least 100 days of supervising adults, the student will be qualified to apply for the Title V Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor level.

Required Courses (27 units):
CDES 204 F Introduction to Special Education3
CDES 205 F Creating Environments for Young Children3
CDES 208 F Working with Families of Children with Special Needs3
CDES 210 F Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar3
CDES 215 F Health, Safety, Food, and Nutrition for Children3
CDES 230 F Early Childhood Education Administration: Business Models and Practices3
CDES 231 F Early Childhood Education Administration: Management Models and Personnel3
CDES 238 F Reggio and Constructivism in Early Childhood3
CDES 240 F Mentoring and Leadership in Early Childhood Education3
Total Units27

Outcome 1: Know and understand the established as well as recent theories of child development.

Outcome 2: Recognize and challenge issues of bias that children, individuals and families experience.

Outcome 3: Analyze and think critically about the teacher’s comprehensive role in early learning and development settings.

Outcome 4: Recognize and evaluate the intershy;relationships of the child, family, school and greater community.

Outcome 5: Apply human development theory to observation and practice.

Outcome 6: Design quality early childhood programs and curriculum.