Community Care Licensing Director (SC)

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Keep Childcare Centers Running Smoothly

You love children and love interacting with them and their families, but you may not want to be on the ground floor day in and day out. By pursuing the Community Care Licensing Director Skill Certificate, you’ll have the necessary knowledge to meet regulations, handle conflicts, and build relationships with parents, children, and the community. 

You have many interests, and in addition to working with children and their parents, you also want the opportunity to shape childcare programs and lead a team of professionals. If you’ve ever had an interest in behind-the-scenes work and administrative duties, this is the right path for you!

Having a Skill Certificate as a Community Care Licensing Director, you’ll learn about the developmental needs of young children and gain the current tools, techniques, and philosophies needed to operate an early childhood education program smoothly and effectively. 

Careers as a Community Care Licensing Director

You’ll discover the tasks, skills, and administrative duties that are a part of being a Community Care Licensing Director. This path will prepare you for a career as a child care director or administrator.

Here are some possible occupations you could have by receiving a Community Care Licensing Director Skill Certificate: 

Career information below taken from bls.gov  November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Supervise and lead their staffs, design program plans, oversee daily activities, and prepare budgets.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $53,990/year $25.96/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years needed
7% increase
(faster than average)
2,350

Oversee all school operations, including daily school activities.

Data for state of California

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Master's Degree $124,500/year $59.86/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
5 years of more
9% increase
(faster than average)
22,950

Plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization.

National data

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor's Degree $86,240/year $46.24/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years
7% increase
(faster than average)
300,200

 

Coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $65,320/year $31.41/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years
13% increase
(much faster than average)
168,800

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Community Care Licensing Director

With your Skill Certificate in Community Care Licensing Director, you’ll be versed in education administration:

  • Advance your knowledge administrative topics and concerns, such as fiscal operations and management, administrative regulations, and staff development.
  • Be prepared to handle the rigors of conflict resolution, operational responsibilities, and building family partnerships within your community, along with learning the best principles and practices of leadership, and updated techniques, philosophies, and strategies to running an early childhood education program.
  • Want to get a bachelor’s degree? If you haven’t received your associate degree, LASC offers associate degrees in Child Development and an Associate in Science for Transfer degree in Early Childhood Education. You'll save money getting your bachelor's degree by starting at LASC for your first two years of college, learning from inspiring, compassionate faculty before transferring to a four-year college or university. You can even receive guaranteed admission into a CSU, and some UCs! Visit your academic counselor or the Transfer Center to find out how you can benefit from getting a bachelor’s degree.

 

Degrees & Courses You Will Take

Review LASC’s Skill Certificate in Community Care Licensing Director, along with our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Total Units Required: 15

 

Required Courses: Units
CH DEV 1 Child Growth & Development 3
CH DEV 2 Early Childhood Principles and Education 3
CH DEV 7 Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CH DEV 11 Child, Family, & Community 3
CH DEV 38 Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs I
3
CH DEV 39 Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs II
3
CH DEV 65  Adult Supervision/Early Childhood Mentoring
2
TOTAL UNITS 20

 Get Ready Before You Start

Are you interested in a community care licensing director career? Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing for your career:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss your career goals to see if getting an associate or even transferring to a four-year college or university may be beneficial for you goals for your future.
  • Visit LASC’s Child Development Center to get an idea of what LASC has to offer in this field.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, such as the Urban Teacher Fellowship, Making a Difference in Education (MADE), and Toastmasters, or become a student ambassador, or run for student body government. These create new relationships and show educators and potential employers your commitment to learning, building your critical-thinking and leadership skills, and getting to know your community.

 

Grants

Make the most with your time at LASC, and gain career experience while meeting and working with others who want to further their knowledge and experience for a wonderful career in child development: 

  • Child Development Teacher Grant – get money to help pay for your child development education so you can enter the field of childcare and development in a licensed children’s center.