The Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate is designed for students who would like to run their own business in early childhood or work as program directors, assistant directors, or lead teachers in an early childhood setting. Individuals will graduate with a strong background in early childhood and early childhood administration. For current early childhood program professionals, this certificate will increase your leadership abilities and help you take your early childhood program to the next level.
Students pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Program Administration can earn an Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate of Achievement while working towards the associate degree. Students who complete this certificate are eligible to apply for a certificate in Early Childhood Program Administration from the New Mexico Office of Child Development. This certificate meets CYFD regulations for director qualifications. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development.
Students completing all of the ECME coursework within any degree concentration are eligible to apply for the One Year Vocational Certificate issued by the New Mexico Office of Child Development. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development.
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A certificate in Early Childhood Program Administration is intended for students interested in becoming an early childhood center director, assistant director, or running a home-based child care program. For professionals currently in the field, this certificate will enhance their ability to run a high quality early childcare program. Students pursuing this certificate are encouraged to complete the Early Childhood Multicultural Education associates degree with a concentration in Program Administration.