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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Child Care Center Management CCC

Child Care Center Management  (6366)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This college credit certificate (CCC) program consists of coursework in leadership, administration, educational programming and financial issues associated with managing a quality child care program.
This CCC provides instruction consisting of college-level courses to prepare students for the management and administrative aspects of a child care program. The approved course for the foundational level of the Florida Director Credential is EEC 1523 Overview of Child Care Center Management.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a standard high school diploma or GED;

Palm Beach State offers the coursework required for the foundational and advanced level credential; however, students must submit their application and additional documentation to the Florida Children's Forum for review and issuance of the Director Credential. Questions on the Florida Director Credential requirements should be directed to the Department of Children and Families at (888) 352-2842.


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
Total program credits: 12.

The program is offered completely online as well as on the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Dr. Colleen Fawcett, (561) 868-3349

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 12
EEC1523 Overview of Child Care Center Management 3
EEC2521 Child Care and Education Financial and Legal Issues 3
EEC2002 Child Care and Education Organization Leadership Management 3
EEC2202 Child Care and Education Programming 3
Total Program Clock Hours: 12

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
This certificate includes the coursework required for the foundational and/or advanced level of the Florida Director Credential. Students completing the CCC for Child Care Center Management will increase their marketability when searching for positions as directors, administrators or owners of child care centers.

Gainful Employment
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.

Career Path Notes
These 12 credits can apply toward the A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Child Care Center Management. The courses included in this certificate will satisfy the coursework requirements for child care center managers/administrators who are seeking their Florida Director Credential.

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