Miami Dade College

School of Education



In order to support and serve Early Childhood Center directors, the SOE ECE department offers the Director’s Credential and the Advanced Director’s Credential coursework.  These courses are focused on the skills and competencies that Center Directors need in order to provide high quality early childhood education in a safe and nurturing environment to our county’s youngest citizens.

Director’s Credential

Students who hold a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) or National Child Development Associate (CDA) are eligible to take the course below in order to obtain either a Level 1 or Level 2 Director’s Credential:

EEC2002- Operation of an Early Childhood Facility (3 credits)

Students with no experience will earn a Level 1 Director’s Credential
Students with experience will earn a Level 2 Director’s Credential

Advanced Director’s Credential and Renewal

Students who have completed the Director’s Credential and seek either renewal or the Advanced Director’s Credential may take the courses as follows:

  • EEC2520- Early Childhood Organizational Leadership and Management (3 credits)
  • EEC2523- Programming and Management for Early Childhood Administrators (3 credits)
  • EEC2527- Legal and Financial Issues in Childcare (3 credits)