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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.  APPLY NOW!APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE SPRING 2020.

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.

2017/18 Administrator Course Graduates

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2016/17 Administrator Course Graduates

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2015/16 Administrator Course Graduates

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2014/15 Administrator Course Graduates


Upcoming Sessions - Module Dates 2020-2021

Early Childhood Administrator Certificate Program


Friday, September 18, 2020                                      

Management & Leadership A

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Am: Management & Leadership B

Pm: Pedagogical Leadership Part 1


Friday, October 23, 2020

Managerial Communication A

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Am: Managerial Communication B Part 1

Pm: Computer Applications Part 1


Friday, November 13, 2020

Human Resource Management Part 1

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Am: Managerial Communications B Part 2

Pm: Computer Applications Part 2


Friday, December 4, 2020

Pedagogical Leadership Part 2

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Am: Managerial Communications B Part 3

Pm: Computer Applications Part 3


Participant/Faculty Event -TBA



Friday, January 22, 2021

Financial Management Part 1

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Financial Management Part 2


Friday, February 19, 2021

Human Resource Management Part 2

Saturday, February 20, 2021



Friday, March 19, 2021

Strategic Planning

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Risk Management


Friday, April 16, 2021

Policy Development Part 1

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Am: Policy Development Part 2

Pm: Collaboration & Mentoring Practices


Friday, May 14, 2021

Am: Advocacy & Professionalism

Pm: Program/Curriculum Evaluation

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Leadership and Wrap up


Graduation - TBA (June 2021)

CLICK HERE for a detailed summary of individual modules.

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

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

This course qualifies for the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Developmentreimbursement Continuing Education Program. For more information on eligibility & requirements, please visit their website: