National Administrator Credential

Course Overview

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 National Administrator Credential (NAC) Course Overview

The NAC course offers childcare and education Directors and Administrators forty-five (45) hours of high-quality, relevant 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 National Administrator Credential (NAC) 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

National Administrator Credential (NAC) State Approvals

✓ Alaska

✓ Arizona

✓ Iowa

✓ Florida

✓ Georgia

✓ Louisiana

✓ Maryland

✓ New Mexico

✓ Michigan

✓ Oklahoma

✓ Utah

✓ Texas

✓ Virginia