45 Hours Director-Administration ONLINE - online course

45 Hours Director-Administration ONLINE - $265

99 Included resources
IACET accredit provider CEUs

4.5 CEUs


Are you ready to take your child care career to the next level and step into a vital #administrative role? The 45-Hour Director-Administrator Course at ChildCareEd is your ticket to becoming a skilled leader who can expertly administer and manage a child care program in compliance with state and government regulations. The 45-Hour Director-Administrator Course at ChildCareEd is the gateway to a rewarding and impactful career in child care administration. As a leader, you will shape the future of the child care programs you oversee, ensuring they provide high-quality care and educational experiences for children. This comprehensive program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to lead and manage a child care program.

*Maryland Providers*

This 45 hour certification course satisfies the MSDE requirement for 45 hours of administrative training for child care center directors. If you have been issued a voucher from MSDE for this course it MUST be completed 2 weeks before the expiration date that is on your voucher. Please check your voucher for this date. 

B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Explain the importance of using contracts and employee training & screening procedures.
  2. Explain the impact of stress on health and environment.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the OCC feeding regulations and monitoring requirements.
  4. Identify resources addressing health, safety and nutrition topics (CPR, 911, CDC, WIC, Poison Control)
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of how appropriate material and equipment promotes play.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate child abuse reporting process
  7. Identify strategies for effective communication with families.
  8. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with all children and youth.
  9. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with community members and organizations.
  10. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with families.
  11. Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
  12. Define differentiated instruction in early childhood education and describe how it may look in the classroom.
  13. Identify the key elements of an effective staff mentor program.
  14. Describe how materials, equipment, environment, and staff meet the individual needs for children
  15. Identify materials and equipment for childcare programs that meet the needs of specific age groups in both shared or permanent space and align with the programs curriculum
  16. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Statement of Commitment & Preamble
  17. Identify necessary information and format for a business plan
  18. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary content of employee and parent contracts
  19. Demonstrate an understanding of the overall cost of child care
  20. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
  21. Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with staff supervision and monitoring performance
  22. Demonstrate understanding of the content and implications of OCC environment regulations and supervision requirements
  23. Define what is an emergency and the legal requirements for emergency preparedness for child care professionals.
  24. Identify appropriate supervision practices for children during transportation and field trips.
  25. Demonstrates understanding of the importance of room arrangement/environment.
  26. Demonstrates understanding of community organizations that support early childhood programs.
  27. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the content requirements for staff orientation.
  28. Demonstrate how environment and equipment modifications support individual needs for school-age children.
  29. Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an administrator in a child care program.
  30. Demonstrate an understanding of transitions within a child care program.
  31. Identify and understand the requirements of various programs in the State of Maryland.
  32. Identify professional development providers.
  33. Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of accreditation and credentialing in Maryland.
  34. Identify resources that provide information/referral assistance.
  35. Identify community organizations for enrichment activities.
  36. Demonstrate an understanding of staff scheduling and student enrollment aligned with Child Care Regulations.
  37. Identify the challenges of developing an appropriate school-age environment.
  38. Identify materials and equipment for center childcare programs that meet the needs of specific age groups in both shared or permanent space and align with the programs curriculum
  39. Distinguish appropriate outdoor safety concerns
  40. Explain when to report child abuse
  41. Demonstrate an understanding of how to create a natural outdoor classroom that supports child development in all areas.
  42. Define culture and cultural competency
  43. Recognize the importance of a positive and respectful attitude in working with all children and their families.
  44. Define Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  45. List which professions are mandated reporters.
  46. List the steps to complete a report on abuse and neglect.
  47. Describe the importance of learning centers in the early childhood education environment.
  48. Describe the primary learning centers and their components.
  49. Identify resources for referral and specialized services.
  50. Demonstrate understanding of how to assess and meet the needs of children with special needs.
  51. Demonstrate understanding of the components of a curriculum.
  52. Demonstrate an understanding of potential violations of confidentiality and take steps to reduce the risk of occurrence.
  53. Identify procedures that will promote a safe environment (indoor and outdoor).
  54. Identify curriculums specific to children birth through age three
  55. Distinguish appropriate indoor safety concerns
  56. Demonstrate understanding of the steps and procedures for reporting accidents
  57. Demonstrate how to develop policies and procedures that promote good hygiene
  58. Define the meaning of professionalism in child care.
  59. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with staff and administrators.
  60. Identify strategies to make connections and interact substantively with those who are different from oneself
  61. Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
  62. Identify effective strategies for interviewing potential new staff.
  63. Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect.
  64. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observation for short and long term goal development for special needs
  65. Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
  66. Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
  67. Identify assessment tools.
  68. Identify appropriate practices for children.
  69. Identify State recommended curriculum.
  70. Identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children with diagnosed special needs or delay
  71. Identify the regulations that monitor the staff role in the development and effectiveness of an environment.
  72. Identify types of supervision.
  73. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives, and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with that.
  74. Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
  75. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
  76. Recognize current tuition trends
  77. Demonstrate understanding of effective listening skills in childcare.
  78. Identify budget line items and basic budget development strategies
  79. Demonstrate appropriate/effective responses as they relate to a variety of typical child care scenarios.
  80. Demonstrate an understanding of the information that should be communicated regularly with staff, parents, and the community
Criteria to earn CEUs:
Certificates are awarded when the following criteria have been met by the learner:
  1. Class has been paid in full
  2. All material has been reviewed
  3. All review questions and final test have been completed with a passing score of 80% or higher.
Learning Assessment Method:
Learners will be assessed through questions after every section is completed. Learners will not be allowed to proceed to the next section of the training until all questions have been answered correctly. Learners will be presented with a final test composed of true/false and multiple choice questions. Upon successful completion of the training, learners will receive their certificate by email.

Learning Methodology:
Online material will be presented in the form of slides, accompanied with speech. Videos will be used to demonstrate ideas and concepts. Charts and tables will be used for illustration.

Logistics/Required Technology:
A stable internet connection is required for the completion of this course. Users are highly encouraged to take their online course on Google Chrome on either a laptop or desktop computer. Speakers and/or headphones are also required to hear speech.

Payment Policy:
Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.

Proprietary or conflict of interest disclosure:
Unless otherwise stated in the course description none of H & H subject matter experts and editor has any conflict or proprietary interests related to the material they prepared in this course.

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Please read carefully:

You are purchasing a session of an online training that includes online assessments. Your certificate will be emailed to you once you pass the final exam with a passing grade of 80%.

Your certificate will bear the name you provided to us when you signed up. For support and questions regarding the material presented in this class please contact us at info@childcareed.com. Please consult our frequently asked questions page for other questions or feel free to contact us.

No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.

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45 PRO

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