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Educational and Experience Requirements

The Center Director/Co-Director must be at least 21 years old and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from a state-approved college or university in any subject area, six months experience working with children in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
  • Have an associate degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field, that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education with six months’ work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
  • Have a diploma in child development/early childhood education from a state-approved institution or a child development associate credential (CDA) and one year work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
  • Have a High School diploma or GED with 3 years’ experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility. One year shall include supervision of child care staff.