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Director Training: Understanding Your Role
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:
  • Health and Safety
    Understand and be prepared for the various health and safety aspects of a child care program including water safety, managing medication, controlling communicable diseases, safe sleep practices, travel safety, and emergency procedures
  • Business Practices
    Learn to manage an effective child care program including personnel recruitment/retention, licensing standards, and legal concerns
  • Communication
    Develop and improve communication skills that will aid in conflict resolution
  • Parent Engagement
    Learn to support and engage families by incorporating cultural experiences into the classroom and developing effective communication strategies with families
  • Best Practices
    Learn how to incorporate best practices into your early care and education program including the design of a developmentally-appropriate classroom, effective curriculum choices, and essential forms for staff and children
  • Child Development
    Identify and integrate child development opportunities into the classroom by understanding the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development milestones of young children
  • Professionalism
    Learn to develop and support professionalism by learning techniques for stress management, and identifying professional behaviors


schedule 20 Hours
star_outline 2.00 CEUs
computer 1 year unlimited access
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face Early childhood training approval


This 20 hour course package will provide directors and administrators of child care centers and home-based learning programs with a more in-depth look at the role of an administrator. The package includes all of the coursework in the 12 hour Director Training: The Basics package with additional courses covering content on basic health and safety in addition to intermediate-level courses covering business practices, communication, family engagement, developmentally appropriate practices, child development, and professionalism. A certificate will be issued upon completion of all courses in the package.

Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.