Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership

Gain the leadership and business management skills you need to manage child care centers or administer programs for young children with Walden’s online Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership certificate.

By focusing on research-based practices, you will explore how to plan and evaluate programs and environments in which children of diverse backgrounds and needs can learn and thrive. Through your study of management principles, you will be trained to recruit, lead, and evaluate qualified staff; budget and manage resources; and ensure safe, supportive, and legally compliant operations.


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    National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

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  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean of Master’s and Undergraduate Programs
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership

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Completion Requirements

  • 15 total semester credits

You can complete the Certificate in Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership in as little as 10 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Early Childhood Studies.

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2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 15 total semester credit hours  $680 per semester hour $10,200
Books and Materials Estimated costs Included in tuition $0
Technology Fee  Per semester $160 $480
    Total $10,680
    Transfer up to 6 credits  $4,240
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $6,440

2013-2014 Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 15 total semester credit hours  $660 per semester hour $9,900
Books and Materials Estimated costs Included in tuition $0
Technology Fee  Per semester $160 $480
    Total $10,380
    Transfer up to 6 credits  $3,960
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $6,420

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

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