Early Childhood Administration & Management Certificate

Curriculum EDU.CCA.CERT (C520A)

The Early Childhood director is responsible for the management of a licensed child care facility. A quality ECE director provides supervision and supports development of center staff. The director develops program goals and objectives to mirror the program philosophy, develops and maintains budgets, facilitates family involvement and coordinates relationships between home and school.

Students will be involved in opportunities to develop techniques in observation and assessment of children and staff, as well as evaluation and goal setting with staff. Curriculum development and implementation, as well as positive guidance techniques are incorporated in most classes. Emphasis is on quality programming reflecting DCFS licensing standards, NAEYC Accreditation, Early Childhood Illinois Professional Teaching Standards and Illinois Early Learning Standards.

Field experiences are requirements in all ECE classes, progressing from basic observations to a supervised observation/participation class, in program-approved and licensed early childhood programs. Experiences include working with children and families, curriculum, team-teaching responsibilities, classroom management and guidance techniques.

The program is open to students desiring to meet the Department of Children and Family Services requirements for a child care director.

Program prerequisites: A minimum of an associate degree of 60-65 college semester hours from an approved college or university and approval of the program coordinator.

The Triton College Early Childhood Administration certificate is pending entitlement approval leading to a level 4 Gateways ‘Illinois Director’s Credential’.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ECE 110

Early Childhood Development

3

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

 

HIA 115

Food Sanitation and Safety

2

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

 

 

10

Semester Two

#

ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety

3

#

ECE 121

Language Development & Activities

3

#

ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School

3

#

ECE 146

Child, Family & Community

2

#

ECE 250

Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs

 

3

 

 

 

14

Semester Three

#

ECE 138

Observation, Assessment, Curriculum and Guidance of Young Children

 

4

 

 

 

4

 

 

Total credits required

28

See ECE course descriptions.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is a requirement for each ECE course in all ECE programs.

Chairperson: Mary Rinchiuso, Ext. 3022

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

EDU.CCA.CERT

(C520A)

EARLY CHILDHOOD ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

19.0709

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

1

1

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 3,303.00

$ 1,219.00

$ 4,522.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

3

28

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

399011

Childcare Workers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9011.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.