Printed on 4/17/2021

Child Care Administrator

20-307-2 Certificate (C) 18 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Lead teachers or program directors currently employed in early childhood programs will benefit from this certificate. You will receive an overview of the roles and responsibilities of administrators in early childhood programs, and will learn about budgeting, fiscal management, marketing, licensing and accreditation, as well as operations and facility management. You’ll also explore best practices relating to child growth and development to help you establish a quality child care program. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for the administrator credential from The Registry, Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • ECE: Child Care Operations Management
    10-307-181
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307181
    • Credits: 3.00

    Includes discussion and practical applications related to scheduling, staffing, facilities management, equipment acquisition and maintenance, service delivery, maintaining records and communication. Must be a lead teacher or program director.

  • ECE: Child Care Financial Management
    10-307-182
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307182
    • Credits: 3.00

    Includes a review of principles and practices of budget planning, budget preparation and fiscal management. Must be a lead teacher or program director.

  • ECE: Child Care External Environment
    10-307-184
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307184
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the external factors and relationships which affect early childhood program quality and ability to flourish. Content includes how to conduct surveys, basic marketing principles, licensing and accreditation requirements, collaboration with other organizations, developing funding resources, advocacy, and working for and with change. Must be a lead teacher or program director.

  • ECE: Child Care Best Practices
    10-307-185
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307185
    • Credits: 3.00

    Includes information for establishing and maintaining quality programs based on professional standards and using the best available information on child growth and development in order to provide a family friendly service. Must be a lead teacher or program director.

  • ECE: Child Care Administrator Capstone
    10-307-186
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307186
    • Credits: 3.00

    An advanced course in the six-course series required to receive a credential as a childcare administrator from The Registry and/or a certificate in childcare administration from FVTC. Major individual projects are required with a focus on integration of program aspects in developing strategies planning for change.

    Prereq: Supervise/Admin ECE Programs 10307204, ECE: Child Care Ops Management 10307181, ECE: Child Care Financial Mgmt 10307182, and ECE: Child Care External Environment 10307184; Coreq: ECE: Child Care Best Practices 10307185
  • Supervise/Admin ECE Programs
    10-307-204
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307204
    • Credits: 3.00

    Prepares participants to receive a certificate in childcare administration from FVTC and a credential as a childcare administrator from the Registry. This course includes an overview of the roles and responsibilities of directors, coordinators, supervisors and other administrators in early childhood programs. Must be a lead teacher or program director.

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