2021-2022 Catalog

Early Childhood Program Administration (ECP1) Certificate

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Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program offered on the Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Murray campuses. Contact either LaVerne PruittTracy Wimberley, or Jennifer Dixon for advisement on any campus.
This program is also available 100% online. For online advisement, contact any of the above.

Program Description:

The Early Childhood Care and Education Program Administration TCC program is a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students for a job as manager of a Childcare Learning Center or a Group Day Care Center. The program emphasizes child growth and development and management and administration issues involved in managing a child care center. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 21 years of age

Other: Previous training and/or education may be evaluated to provide advanced placement in the program. Post-secondary credentials from an accredited institution, or a current Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate, or qualifying experience pending approval of the division chair.

Additional Requirement: Must attain program ready status on the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS assessment before this TCC can be awarded.

Required Courses 9 Credit Hours)

ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development


ECCE 2320Program Administration and Facility Management


ECCE 2322Personnel Management


Total Credit Hours: 9 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation