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Children's Program Administrator Credential
Offered in partnership with the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI) the graduate-level courses in early childhood education administration can lead to the Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC). The CPAC is designed to provide for – and be recognized as – a standard by which to measure program management, fiscal management, and the leadership abilities of early childhood and school-age administrators. Obtaining the CPAC also serves as a measure of individual professional achievement.
Developed by The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, the CPAC is a credential for current early childhood program directors who desire to be more effective leaders, or require course work to meet the accreditation standards, new directors who are interested in administrator certification, and the next generation of leaders who require preparation as administrators.
The courses will educate, train, and inspire directors to create excellent environments for the children and families they serve and reflect the competencies that New York State has identified as requirements to meet the criteria for the CPAC. Each course has been designed to demonstrate the competencies through applied assignments, enabling each student to build the required portfolio as progress is made through the topic areas.
Eligible students can take advantage of the following scholarship opportunities:
NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute Financial Aid – for more information, please contact Raedell Wallace: Raedell.Wallace@cuny.edu; (718) 254-7287
For more information on how CPAC coursework can benefit your staff and organization, please contact Dana Benzo, Project Coordinator, Higher Education and Special Projects: Dana.Benzo@cuny.edu; 718-254-7288.
Applicants to courses in Early Childhood Education Administration must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to qualify for admission. A personal statement is also required. Current directors of early childhood education programs or those who aspire to leadership positions are encouraged to apply.
Applications for Spring 2017 are due by March 31; Applications for Fall 2017 are due by October 13Apply Now