Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective director or administrator of a high-quality early childhood program by getting an Early Childhood Leadership Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Completing this program will earn you a National Director Credential from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.
The certificate is available fully online and may be taken as a part of the following degrees at UHCL or as a stand-alone certificate.
Early Childhood Care and Education, B.S.
Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Early Childhood Education-Educator of Young Children B.A.S
By completing this certification, you will:
Be recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as having met the director qualification for NAEYC program accreditation.
Meet the education requirement to become a licensed director in the state of Texas and can apply for your Texas Child-Care Centers Director’s certificate.
Meet the 4-star Director Qualifications for the Texas Rising Star quality rating and improvement system for Texas Early Childhood programs.
Demonstrate to employers that you possess a strong commitment and expertise in early childhood leadership.