EDUCATION

Education Requirements for Directors of Child Care Learning Centers

Directors at Child Care Learning Centers are required to have ONE of the following:

  • Child Development Credential (CDA) & six months experience

  • Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in Early Childhood, or Infant/Toddler, or Program Administration, or School Age Care & six months experience

  • Technical College Diploma (TCD) in Early Childhood & six months experience

  • 40 hour Director Training and 5 years experience

  • Associates Degree & six months experience

  • Paraprofessional Certificate & six months experience

  • 25 quarter or 15 semester credit hours in Early Childhood & six months experience

  • Bachelors degree in a field other than Early Childhood & 3 months experience

  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood

  • Masters degree in Early Childhood

Education Requirements for Teacher/Lead Caregiver

Teachers/Lead Caregivers must meet ONE of the following minimum education requirements:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)

  • Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in Early Childhood, or Infant/Toddler, or Program Administration, or School Age Care

  • Technical College Diploma (TCD) in Early Childhood

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood

  • Paraprofessional Certificate

  • 25 quarter or 15 semester credit hours in Early Childhood

  • Bachelors degree in a field other than Early Childhood & 3 months experience

  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood

  • Masters degree in Early Childhood 

Education Requirements for Directors of Family Child Care Learning Homes

New FCCLH applicants will have to possess ONE of the following:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition;

  • Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in Early Childhood Education;

  • Technical College Diploma (TCD) in Early Childhood Education;

  • Associate Degree in Early Child hood Education (AA, AAS; AAT);

  • Paraprofessional Certificate (issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission)

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