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Louisiana National Administrator Credential
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The National Administrator Credential for Louisiana

Approved by Louisiana Pathways and The Pathways Scholarship!

The National Administrator Credential is an approved course that put help put you on Louisiana Pathway's Career Ladder!  

Developed for center directors, emerging leaders and child care professionals, the National Administrator Credential (NAC) is a comprehensive,  45 hour course conducted on-site and is an award for demonstrated mastery of administration skills. The NAC is recognized as a mark of excellence that designates individuals who have demonstrated the knowledge essential to managing a child care center.


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The NAC Course

The NAC course offers childcare and education Directors and Administrators a chance to get forty hours of high-quality relevant, college-level education in a 4-5 day time frame at a reasonable cost.

  • Students are expected to complete projects and reading assignments between classes, so most elect to stay at the workshop facility for the full five days.
  • Each class is made up of candidates from a variety of childcare and education programs and their diversity enhances the learning atmosphere and networking possibilities.
  • The NAC course is organized into 10 sections encompassing the professional development competencies for administrators of early childhood education centers. 


NAC Course Competencies


  1. History of Early Childhood Education, and Personal and Professional Development of the Child Care Professional
  2. An Effective Organization
  3. Internal and External Systems
  4. Laws and Regulations
  5. Staff Management and Human Resources
  6. Educational Programming
  7. Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
  8. Financial Management
  9. Operational Planning and Evaluation
  10. Leadership and Advocacy


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This course is valued at 45 Clock Hours. CEUs and College Credit Hours Coming Soon!

This course is $600. If eligible, Louisiana Pathways will pay for the remainder of the course ($500) after the candidate submits a $100 deposit.

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