About Child Development Administration 

This certificate prepares students interested in assuming leadership and administrative positions in early childhood, school-age and other community-based settings.

Competencies required to lead and administer a variety of programs are included as well as introductory business and management strategies appropriate for leading programs serving children, youth and their families. This certificate satisfies the educational requirements and courses needed for the specialization component of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Child Development Permit.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Child Development Administration can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Early Childhood Center Director
  • Preschool Site Supervisor 

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units
CDEV 53 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEV 65 Orientation to ECE Principles and Practice  3
CDEV 66 Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CDEV 67 Child, Family, and Community 3

Total Units: 12

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
CDEV 90 Early Childhood Administration I 3
CDEV 91 Early Childhood Administration II 3

Total Units: 6

Transfer Options

If you're interested in pursuing future study, check out the AS degree in Child Development and Family Studies or the AS-T Transfer Degree in Early Childhood Education to transfer to SFSU or another CSU!

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.