New York State Children's Program Administrator Credential

Education program administrator

The New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential is designed for early childhood and school-aged program administrators looking to advance their education through professional development. Throughout the credential you’ll explore topics such as program development, financial management, leveraging grants, coaching and mentoring staff, and engaging with families.

Learn from instructors who have experience working in early childhood education as they help you create your portfolio of work that you will need to earn your official Children’s Program Administrator Credential with the New York Association for the Education of Young Children.

College credits are required for candidacy to earn the New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential. Those credits can include:

  • An Associate's degree or 60 credits toward a Bachelor's degree
  • 18 credits in child development or related courses (can be part of an Associate's degree)
  • 18 credits in Children's Program Administration (these six courses will fulfill 18 of the 78 college credits needed)

To earn your New York Children’s Program Administrator Credential, you will need to complete the following three-credit courses:

  1. Administration/Supervision in Early Childhood Programs: Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs
  3. Financial Management and Planning in Early Childhood Programs
  4. Early Childhood Programs and the External Environment
  5. Best Practices for Children and Families in Early Childhood Programs
  6. Capstone Course - Administrative Seminar

You can review your textbooks and order our textbooks online, from a bookstore, check out at your local library or the Wisconsin Child Care Information Center.

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CEI: Child Care

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