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 online, and is an award for demonstrated mastery of child care administration skills. The NAC is recognized as a mark of excellence that designates professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge that is essential for managing a child care program.
The NAC Course
The NAC course offers childcare and education Directors and Administrators, forty-five (45) hours of high-quality, relevant, college-level education, in a 4-5 day time frame, at a reasonable cost.
- Candidates complete real-world projects and relevant reading assignments throughout the class 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 programs.
The 10 NAC Course Competencies
- History of Early Childhood Education, and Personal and Professional Development of the Child Care Professional
- An Effective Organization
- Internal and External Systems
- Laws and Regulations
- Staff Management and Human Resources
- Educational Programming
- Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
- Financial Management
- Operational Planning and Evaluation
- Leadership and Advocacy