Early Childhood Education Management and Administration


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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Early Childhood Education Management and Administration program is designed for students to gain foundational management and leadership skills as it applies to community-based services for child and family social service organizations. Students will examine management and leadership principles, leadership styles and their functions in addition to focusing on organizational culture and learning, work-place diversity, and employee motivation. Students will also become familiar with the processes for grant development, budget development, and risk management including cost control techniques. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education or an Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Family Life Education are available.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Early Childhood Education Management and Administration (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Fall 2023

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Examine leadership strategies for building relationships with government and social services organizations to provide support for community development issues that affect young children and their families.
  2. Define the characteristics of an effective community-based child and family social service organization administrator/manager in support of a diverse workforce, the professional development of staff, and organizational structure and culture.
  3. Explain the role and responsibilities of a community-based child and family social service organization administrator/manager and how they differ from those of a leader.
  4. Examine leadership strategies for organizational and community change within the child and family studies profession.
  5. Explain the importance of fiscal accountability and risk management as it applies to early care and education, human service, and family service organizations.
  6. Describe government and private funding sources for early care and education, human service, and family service organizations.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary


Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education


* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources. Sources

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CFS206 Child And Family Organizations: Management And Administration 3
CFS207 Organization And Community Leadership In Child And Family Organizations 3
CFS208 Child And Family Organizations: Fiscal Management And Grant Writing 3

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=180421).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.