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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 is intended to teach you the administrative skills needed to manage a day care center. It will prepare you to work with children, creating and maintaining a healthful, safe learning environment. The learning process will help to foster your intellectual, social, and emotional development while it enhances your ability to communicate effectively with parents and the community. This program can also prepare you 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 core 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
  • Foundations/ Theory ECE
  • Methods/ Techniques ECE
  • 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 elective requirements

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

Off-site locations

In addition to the main campus, classes are also offered at convenient off-site locations including: Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia, Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill, Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, and the University Center at Montgomery County Community.

Transferring credits

Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university. Prior Learning Assessment options can also help you earn credits for on-the-job experience and training programs.

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