45 Hours Director-Administration - online course

45 Hours Director-Administration - $265

IACET accredit provider CEUs

4.5 CEUs


Looking to forward your child care career into an Administrative role? In this training, students will learn to administer and manage their child care program according to state and government regulations. Topics include Maryland state requirements and compliance standards, licensing, insurance, staffing, financial recordkeeping, staff training requirements, managing staff, community involvement, marketing and curriculum planning. This certification course satisfies the MSDE requirement for 45 hours of administrative training for child care center directors. You must successfully complete the training in its entirety to receive your certificate. No refunds are given after purchase.
Online class has no classroom meetings. You will have immediate access to your training after registering. Students have up to six months from the date of purchase to complete their training. Students are required to take this training on a desktop or laptop using Google Chrome. At this time the training Will NOT work on a phone or tablet.

NOTE: 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. Identify common mental health disorders in children and the importance of early intervention.
  4. Identify procedures that will promote a safe environment (indoor and outdoor).
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the OCC feeding regulations and monitoring requirements.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the content and implications of OCC environment regulations and supervision requirements
  7. Identify resources addressing health, safety and nutrition topics (CPR, 911, CDC, WIC, Poison Control)
  8. Demonstrate how to develop policies and procedures that promote good hygiene
  9. Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of how appropriate material and equipment promotes play.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate child abuse reporting process
  12. Identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children with diagnosed special needs or delay
  13. Identify resources for referral and specialized services.
  14. Define Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  15. Identify curriculums specific to children birth through age three
  16. Identify strategies for effective communication with families.
  17. Identify State recommended curriculum.
  18. Identify assessment tools.
  19. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with all children and youth.
  20. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with community members and organizations.
  21. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with families.
  22. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with staff and administrators.
  23. Recognize the importance of a positive and respectful attitude in working with all children and their families.
  24. Describe the importance of learning centers in the early childhood education environment.
  25. Describe the primary learning centers and their components.
  26. Identify effective strategies for interviewing potential new staff.
  27. Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
  28. Demonstrate an understanding of potential violations of confidentiality and take steps to reduce the risk of occurrence.
  29. Define the meaning of professionalism in child care.
  30. Define differentiated instruction in early childhood education and describe how it may look in the classroom.
  31. Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observation for short and long term goal development for special needs
  32. Identify the key elements of an effective staff mentor program.
  33. Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
  34. List the steps to complete a report on abuse and neglect.
  35. List which professions are mandated reporters.
  36. Describe how materials, equipment, environment, and staff meet the individual needs for children
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Identify appropriate practices for children.
  40. Explain when to report child abuse
  41. Distinguish appropriate indoor safety concerns
  42. Distinguish appropriate outdoor safety concerns.
  43. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Statement of Commitment & Preamble
  44. Identify necessary information and format for a business plan
  45. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary content of employee and parent contracts
  46. Demonstrate an understanding of the overall cost of child care
  47. Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
  48. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives, and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with that.
  49. Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
  50. Identify strategies to make connections and interact substantively with those who are different from oneself
  51. Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
  52. Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
  53. Define culture and cultural competency
  54. Demonstrate an understanding of how to create a natural outdoor environment that includes different colors, sounds, textures, and scents
  55. Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with staff supervision and monitoring performance
  56. Demonstrate understanding of how to assess and meet the needs of children with special needs.
  57. Demonstrate understanding of the components of a curriculum.
  58. Define what is an emergency and the legal requirements for emergency preparedness for child care professionals.
  59. Identify appropriate supervision practices for children during transportation and field trips.
  60. Demonstrate understanding of the steps and procedures for reporting accidents
  61. Demonstrates understanding of the importance of room arrangement/environment.
  62. Demonstrates understanding of community organizations that support early childhood programs.
  63. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the content requirements for staff orientation.
  64. Demonstrate how environment and equipment modifications support individual needs for school-age children.
  65. Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an administrator in a child care program.
  66. Identify the regulations that monitor the staff role in the development and effectiveness of an environment.
  67. Demonstrate an understanding of transitions within a child care program.
  68. Identify the challenges and solutions for shared space environments.
  69. Identify types of supervision.
  70. Identify and understand the requirements of various programs in the State of Maryland.
  71. Identify professional development providers.
  72. Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of accreditation and credentialing in Maryland.
  73. Identify resources that provide information/referral assistance.
  74. Identify community organizations for enrichment activities.
  75. Demonstrate an understanding of staff scheduling and student enrollment aligned with Child Care Regulations.
  76. Demonstrate understanding of effective listening skills in childcare.
  77. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
  78. Recognize current tuition trends
  79. Demonstrate appropriate/effective responses as they relate to a variety of typical child care scenarios.
  80. Identify budget line items and basic budget development strategies
  81. Demonstrate an understanding of the information that should be communicated regularly with staff, parents, and the community
C. 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.

D. Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.

E. 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.

F. 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.

G. 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.

H. 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.
I. Support Services:
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J. Payment Policy:
Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
K. 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.

Information about this training

Hours breakdown

45 PRO

Topics / Categories

Business Perks
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