ECE Supervision and Administration
Certificate Program

ECE Supervision and Administration

Shaping the ECE classroom environment

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Certificate Description

Head up your own ECE center

Running your own day care center or serving as a site supervisor for our youngest learners requires the vision of an entrepreneur, the skills of a manager, and the heart of a teacher. Learn best practices for recruiting, teacher training, and staff management while working toward your state child development site supervisor or program director permit. You will learn to instill positive guidance and discipline into your curriculum for infants, toddlers, and young children.

ECE Supervision and Administration certificate program objectives:

  • Develop age-appropriate curriculum for the ECE classroom
  • Understand social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development from prenatal stages through middle childhood
  • Promote oral language abilities through active use of books, poetry, dramatic play, and group discussion
  • Instill positive guidance and discipline
  • Learn how to introduce a love for math and art.
  • Decode healthcare policies and procedures in the child care setting
  • Communicate with and develop effective relationships with parents

Required Credits: Total Required: 6–9 courses/18 units. Take 4 required courses (12 units) and 2­–5 elective credit courses (6 units). End with certificate of completion review.
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.


Course Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
1. Required Courses
ECE 10: Supervision and Administration: Parents as Partners in Education 3.0
ECE 11: Supervision and Administration of Early Childhood Centers, Part A 3.0
ECE 12: Supervision and Administration of Early Childhood Centers, Part B 3.0
ECE 13: Adult Supervision and Mentoring 3.0
2. Elective Courses
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Classroom 3.0
ECE: Brain Development in Early Childhood 1.0
ECE: CPR and First Aid 0.0
ECE: Creative Arts for the Young Child (Preschool Through Grade 3) 3.0 + +
ECE: Infant/Toddler Growth and Development 2.0 +
ECE: Principles of Infant/Toddler Caregiving 2.0 + +
Math Development in Young Children 2.0 +
Science Play: Inquiry-Based Learning Made Easy 1.0 +
3. Required Certificate Review
Early Childhood Education: Supervision and Administration Certificate Completion Fee None

Professional Development

Site Supervisor and Program Director credentialing. You must complete six semester units of coursework in administration and supervision of child care and development programs and two semester units in adult supervision to qualify for Site Supervisor and Program Director permits. Our courses help qualify you for these permits. Please go to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to learn how to qualify for Site Supervisor and Program Director permits by taking our courses.

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared candidacy, you have five years to complete the program.

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