NICCM's National Administrative Credential (NAC) is approved by Texas Child Care Licensing as a Texas Director Credential and will help you to meet the education requirement to become a licensed director in the state of Texas and receive your Texas Child-Care Centers Director's Certificate. Participants who receive and maintain their Credential through NICCM are simultaneously receiving a National Administrator's Credential and their Texas Director's Credential.
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NICCM's Texas Director Credential Program is considered the most user friendly, most specifically helpful, and often least expensive program a new director can take to gain their qualifications in the state of Texas. Our program is offered nationally through 2 and a half day events as well as locally in Texas at least once a month. We are also the only director's credential program that offers a distance learning program on DVD.
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This program is not only for directors receiving their credential for the first time but is applicable to anyone in Child Care Administration. If you are already a qualified director you can use this course toward your annual training requirement or to renew your current credential.
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The Director Credential Program is divided into 5 Sessions each containing 2 distinct units of study. Each sessions is approximately 4 hours long. Participants can sign-up for individual sessions or complete all 5 Sessions and the Test/Praxis to earn their Director Credential. (45 contact hours/45 CEU's)
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Session A: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 1: Fiscal Management: Developing the Budget
Unit 2: Insurance For Your Center
Session B: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 3: Recruiting, Hiring & New Teacher Orientation
Unit 4: Employee Handbooks, Evaluations and Job Descriptions
Session C: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 5: Parent Comunication
Unit 6: Child Development – The Essentials
Session D: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 7: Working With the Difficult Employee
Unit 8: Administrative Leadership
Session E: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 9: The New Economy Challenges and Opportunities
Unit 10: Train the Trainer (Brand New!)
Session F: Test and Praxis (25 Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs for Completion)
Guarantee: We are so confident in our program that we guarantee satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with the quality of a completed course we will grant you a full refund.
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Bradley Smith has been an adult educator and motivational speaker for over 20 years.
His knowledge and expertise in the areas of child care center management, human resources, leadership, business issues and classroom procedures ...
"I would recommend this training to any new or experienced director, it was highly informative." -A.W. -San Antonio, TX"
"I don't sit well... I even have trouble sitting through a movie. For me to be in class for 8 hours and still be interested is amazing." -J.N El Paso, TX
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