Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership

 Approved by the  UW Department of Psychology 

Certificates » Early Childhood Leadership
Program Features
  • Decision-making strategies and tools taught that are based on the Bioecological Model of Human Development
  • Completion of a project related to student’s current or potential workplace
  • Program approved for MERIT/STARS credits
Who Should Apply
  • Professionals in the fields of early childhood care and education or those who have experience from a related field
  • Early childcare directors
  • Childcare resource leaders
  • Early childhood special educators
  • Health care providers who work with children
  • Early childhood education administrators
  • Educators seeking administrative credentials to become elementary school principals
Refine and strengthen your vision for early childhood education and development. Gain conceptual competencies in the field of early childhood and develop critical leadership skills that will help transform your early learning vision into action. Learn to implement powerful and effective early childhood programs in schools, governmental agencies, community centers, homes and other settings. Prepare for roles such as early childhood education director, program manager and curriculum designer.
Key Outcome
You will learn to lead powerful initiatives and implement effective, nurturing practices in the field of early childhood.
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I have developed many skills that I could never have anticipated attaining in two quarters: public speaking, articulation of thoughts, a foundation of the history of children's education, sense of authority on brain development, an understanding of policy as it pertains to early childhood and a sustained relationship with a community of devoted early childhood advocates. It's more than I could have hoped for. 

Chessie Snider
Early Childhood Leadership Graduate, 2012