Build Your Future in Early Childhood Education Administration

The completion of the Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate prepares a student to act in a leadership and administrative capacity in a child care and development program. This includes providing for budget design and fiscal management, marketing, constructing personal policies and procedures, including job analysis, developing a staff in-service plan, and designing comprehensive educational philosophy.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Know and understand the established as well as recent theories of child development.
  • Recognize and challenge issues of bias that children, individuals and families experience.
  • Analyze and think critical about the teacher’s comprehensive role in early learning and development settings.
  • Recognize and evaluate the interrelationships of the child, family, school and greater community.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate – Early Childhood Education Administration

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Tom Chiaromonte, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair
714.992.7497
tchiaromonte@fullcoll.edu

Karin Pavelek, M.S., Professor
714.992.7501
kpavelek@fullcoll.edu

Jennifer Kinkel, M.A., Professor
714.992.7498
jkinkel@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Early Childhood Education Administration

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

This can be completed in 3 semesters, depending on the amount of units taken.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $35,590 – $84,740
• Administrator
• Childcare Director
• Early Head Start Director
• Education Coordinator
• Education Director
• Education Site Manager
• Preschool Director
• Preschool Program Director
• Site Coordinator

Employment of childcare workers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Parents who work will continue to need the assistance of childcare workers. In addition, the demand for preschools and childcare facilities, and consequently childcare workers, should remain strong because early childhood education is widely recognized as important for a child’s intellectual and emotional development.

However, the increasing cost of childcare and the growth in the number of stay-at-home parents may reduce demand for childcare workers.

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Tom Chiaromonte, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair

Average Salary in this Field

$35,590 to

$84,740 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Administrator

Site Coordinator

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