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Early Childhood Administrator – Continuing Education Course

Please note: Enrolment is limited.  Priority consideration will be given to those currently in administrative roles in an Early Childhood facility.  Applications we be available in Spring 2018.

Who: Early learning and childcare program administrators or educators.                                               

What: Developing leadership skills, knowledge and competency in administering and managing early learning and childcare programs.

When: September - May  (two days a month; Friday & Saturday, 9am-4pm)

Where: Mount Saint Vincent University.

Why: You will develop competence in leadership and management training. Through a mixture of lectures, presentations, guest speakers, discussions, workplace based assignments and individual and group work, participants will develop sills to effectively manage and lead early learning and childcare programs. 

Participants will be lead through various aspects of running a successful early learning and childcare program. Modules will include: CLICK HERE for a detailed summary of individual modules.

2015/16 Administrator Course Graduates

Admin Grad 2015_16

2014/15 Administrator Course Graduates


Upcoming Spring Sessions - Module Dates 2017-2018

Early Childhood Administrator Certificate Program

Full Day Orientation - Friday, September 7, 2017 9 am-4 pm


Friday, September 22, 2017 - Management & Leadership          

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Management & Leadership

Friday, October 27, 2017 - Managerial Communication A

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Am: Managerial Communication B Section 1 / Pm: TBA

Friday, November 17, 2017 - Human Resource Management

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Am:  Managerial Communications B Section 2 / Pm: Computer Applications Section 1

Friday, December 8, 2017 - Am: Managerial Communications B Section 3 / Pm: TBA

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Computer Applications Section 2


Friday, January 19, 2018 - Financial Management Part A

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Financial Management Part B

Friday, February 23, 2018 - Human Resource Management

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Marketing

Friday, March 23, 2018 - Strategic Planning

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Risk Management

Friday, April 20, 2018 - Policy Development

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Curriculum Design, Implementation & Evaluation

Friday, May 11, 2018 - Advocacy & Professionalism

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Leadership

Graduation - Date TBA 

CLICK HERE for a detailed summary of individual modules.

Tuition: Tuition is $1100 plus $140 for course materials. A Continuing Education Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Application: Enrolment is limited. Priority consideration will be given to those currently in administrative roles in an Early Childhood facility. CLICK HERE for an application.

For more information please contact:  Rhonda Rees, Professional Development Coordinator, Department of Child and Youth Study  (902) 457-6313 -

This course does not qualify for the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Developmentreimbursement Continuing Education Program. For more information on eligibility & requirements, please visit their website: