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Early Childhood Director's Credential

Early Childhood Director's Credentials

The Early Childhood Director’s Credential is an online program designed for individuals who are primarily responsible for the daily operation of a child care center or preschool. To be admitted, a student will need to have already obtained a Bachelor of Science (or advanced degree) in Family and Consumer Sciences (Child Development or Birth through Pre-K), or a regent bachelor's degree with an area of emphasis in Child Development or Early Childhood.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CDFS 420 The Art of Leadership and Professionalism in Child Care 3
CDFS 421 Developing and Administering a Child Care Center 3
CDFS 422 Business of Child Care 3
CDFS 423 External Funding for Preschool Programs 1

Total: 10 hours

Note: WVU Child Development majors can earn the Director's Credential while they are completing their undergraduate degree.