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Childcare Management

Childcare Management

Chestnut Hill College’s Accelerated Adult Degree Program is designed for the adult learner. The Childcare Management program equips students with administrative skills necessary in the management of a daycare facility, The program prepares students to work with children and create and maintain a healthy, safe learning environment. Students will learn how o communicate effectively with parents and the community. This program will also prepare students for graduate studies in the field of education.

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Beth Burton, B.S. in Childcare Management

“Children are our future, that is an investment that is not easily attainable for all children and their families. The demographics of quality daycare can be a struggle especially for low-income families but the children of those families still have a right to quality learning. A positive and loving environment and qualified people to teach make all the difference.” 

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Major Requirements

  • Math for Business I
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Issues in Supervision of Programs for Young Children*
  • The Business of Childcare*
  • Leadership and Administration of Programs for Young Children*
  • Child Advocacy
  • Development/Early Years
  • ECE Foundations/Observation
  • ECE Methods/ Techniques
  • Family and Community Partners
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Senior Seminar

* By completing these three courses students are eligible for the Directors Credentials

Major Electives

Any three of the following courses are required as major electives:

  • Educational Psychology/Early Years
  • Early Literacy
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Grant Writing
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Non-Profit Organizations
  • Special Topics
  • Internship


For your convenience, Chestnut Hill College offers accelerated degree courses in five locations:

  • Chestnut Hill College Main Campus
  • Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia
  • Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill
  • Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell
  • University Center at Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown

Transferring Credits

The Accelerated Adult Degree Program offers several options for students to earn credit for prior learning, including Portfoilo Assessment, CLEP Examination Program, Challenge Exam, and Internship. Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university.

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