Director Credential Course

Director Credential Course

Early Care and Education Training and Consulting is proud to offer you the opportunity to get the training requirements needed to obtain your Texas Director Credential.

We are currently accepting registration for our 5-day Credential Course trainings.

The course is recognized by Texas Child Care Licensing and is designed to help you acquire the knowledge required to meet minimum standards for Directors as mandated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

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  • Class meets Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Participants must attend all 5 days.
  • No absences are allowed.
  • (Lunch is donated each day by our sponsors for in-person participants)

Cost is $595.00 per person

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Space will be limited!

Director Credential Course Schedule
VIRTUAL ONLY Nov 13-17, 2023 Virtual attendance on Zoom
*Requirements for Virtual Learning

In order to participate in our virtual class, the following requirements must be met by each participant.

  • Participant must have a working computer with camera and sound.
  • Participant must have reliable internet.
  • Participant must be fully focused on the class and must be free from other assignments and duties. You cannot be in your car or mobile. The assumption is that you are sitting in the classroom with the instructor. Absolutely no exceptions are made to this requirement.
  • Participant must be free from other distractions, such as children and/or caring for other individuals.
  • Participant must be signed into each webinar for the entire length of the course with their camera on. Partial participation is not allowed.
  • Participant is required to participate in conversations, questions and polls.
  • Attendance will be taken randomly throughout the course. Participant must acknowledge their presence when called upon.
  • Participant must participate using their computer. Attendance via phone is not allowed.

Participants who do not comply with the requirements above will be asked to reschedule for a later date or expelled from class. No refunds will be given to participants who do not comply with these requirements.

Registration deadline for the Virtual Class is one-week prior to the start of class in order for your course work and materials to be shipped to you. Any registration recieved within one week your course work will be emailed to you and the participant will be responsible for printing the material, or you will have the option to pay for overnight shipping.

Lunch is not donated during the virtual course.

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Classes are subject to change.
Classes are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather
OR if the minimum number of participants is not met. If Early Care and Education cancels the class, a full refund will be given.

Registered participants must cancel 2 weeks prior to the start date of class and will receive credit towards any classes or training modules available at

Training Outline
Minimum Standards and Current Legal Issues in Child Care
Building Professional Relationships with Staff
Early Child Development and Age Appropriate Activities
Professional Relationships with Parents
Overview of NAEYC Code of Ethics
Credential Process
Complete the 4-day course
Successfully complete a comprehensive examination
Provide current training in CPR and First Aid
Be at least 21 years of age and
have a high school diploma
Be in good standing with Child Care Licensing
  1. To provide a comprehensive administrative training program in which an administrative (directors) credential is awarded.
  2. To develop well-qualified, trained, and experienced individuals who have a passion for children and who have the necessary administrative, educational, and technical skills to direct and care for a licensed child care center or school.
  3. To make available a formal process by which individuals can document the experience and acquire the knowledge required to meet the minimum standards for directors as mandated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
  4. To encourage individual growth and development in all aspects of management and operations, to improve and provide the highest possible quality of programs for young children.
  5. To promote professionalism in the field of early care and education and give managers the tools to do the same with their staff.

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Directors Credential Course Training Outline
  1. Administration
    • The Role of the Director - review job description
    • Creating and Writing a Mission Statement - group activity
    • Having a passion for early care and education - define why you work with young children
    • Making important decisions - importance of good judgment
    • Creating and managing budgets - group activity
    • Tuition policies - writing and implementing policies
    • Salary management - managing quality and payroll
    • Staff schedules and assignments - maintain quality, ratios, and group sizes
    • Maintaining a positive revenue - maintaining a positive bottom line
    • Stress management - competency, good judgment, and self control
    • Time management checklist - making the most of your day
    • Creating professional development - writing training plans
  2. Minimum Standards and Current Legal Issues in Child Care
    • Current legal trends
    • Complete overview of minimum standards
    • Supervision of staff and children - how to supervise staff and children
    • Recognizing and report abuse and neglect
    • Types of ownership
    • Writing and enforcing policies and procedures review sample policy manual
    • Record keeping - recording keeping and timelines
    • Risk management and insurance
  3. Building Professional Relationships with Staff
    • Creating and writing personnel policies - review sample personnel policies
    • Delegating responsibility and follow up
    • Dealing with difficult employees - conflict resolution
    • Retaining and motivating staff
    • Documentation and termination role playing and legal issues discussed
  4. Early Child Development and Age-Appropriate Activities
    • Quality assurance checklist
    • Teacher-Child Interactions
    • Process and Product – focus on what children are learning, not end result
    • General Responsibilities of child care staff – minimum standards
    • Writing and creating age-appropriate activities in the preschool classroom – review DAP
    • Physical environment – classroom room arrangements
    • Schedules and routines
    • Transitions
    • Lesson and activity plans
    • Positive guidance
    • Safety and supervision
    • Health and nutrition
    • Working with special needs children
  5. Professional Relationships with Parents
    • Family involvement
    • Parents as partners
    • Successful communication techniques
    • Creating and promoting community resources
    • Importance and parent/teacher conferences
  6. Overview of Code of Ethics