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Director Training: The Basics
language English, Spanish

Course 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
  • Communication
    Develop and improve communication skills that will aid in conflict resolution
  • Best Practices
    Learn how to incorporate best practices into your early care and education program including the use of appropriate assessment tools
  • 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 through the use of successful coaching and mentoring


schedule 12 Hours
star_outline 1.20 CEUs
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computer 1 year unlimited access
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This 12 hour course package will provide directors and administrators of child care centers and home-based learning programs with an introduction to common administrative responsibilities. The courses include content on basic health and safety, an overview of business practices, conflict resolution, assessment, coaching and mentoring, and an overview of child development milestones.

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