May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Early Childhood Administration Certificate

HEGIS #5503
Department Chairperson: Dr. Elizabeth Yanoff
Higbee Hall, Room 109, (518) 629-7250

The Early Childhood Administration certificate is a one-year program offered through the Education Department. This certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed an associate’s degree in early childhood who are pursuing the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NYSAEYC) Child Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) or individuals working assistant directors, directors, program administrators and family child care owners seeking to develop professionally. This certificate offers courses and credits in early childhood administration that are needed for the Child Program Administrator Credential. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be prepared to submit the required portfolio for the CPAC credential.

The Early Childhood Administration certificate is an online program.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
N/A Fall and Spring Must have a minimum of an associate’s degree in early childhood or a bachelor’s degree in any field or by assessment and approval of the Department Chairperson. N/A

Total Credits Required: 24

Major Requirements*

* or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson
** Students with a minimum of two years’ experience as a child care director may replace the internship with a restricted elective as approved by the department chair.

Total Credits Required: 24

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study