2022-2023 Catalog

Child Care Management

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Certificate in Applied Science

36 Credit Hours

The Child Care Management certificate program prepares students to work in supervisory, management or administrative positions in early childhood development.

Major Requirements

ECD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood 3
ECD 102 Growth and Development I 3
ECD 105 Guidance-Classroom Management 3
ECD 106 Observation of Young Children 3
ECD 107 Exceptional Children 3
ECD 108 Family and Community Relations 3
ECD 109 Administration and Supervision 3
ECD 135 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECD 201 Principles of Ethics and Leadership in Early Care 3
ECD 203 Growth and Development II 3
ECD 237 Methods and Materials 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3

Total:   36

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires proof of high school graduation (or GED) and qualifying placement levels.

Program admission requires a health assessment denoting good health, a negative tuberculosis skin test and compliance with technical standards. A clear criminal background check by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) also is required. In addition to SLED background checks, some child development centers and schools may require fingerprinting. Students entering these laboratory courses may opt to be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting and a SLED background check are required for the early care and education workforce.