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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!

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 2019-2020

Early Childhood Administrator Certificate Program

Full Day Orientation

Friday, September 6, 2019


Friday, September 20, 2019                                      

Management & Leadership A

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Am: Management & Leadership B

Pm: Pedagogical Leadership Part 1

Friday, October 18, 2019

Managerial Communication A

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Am: Managerial Communication B Part 1

Pm: Computer Applications Part 1

Friday, November 15, 2019

Human Resource Management Part 1

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Am: Managerial Communications B Part 2

Pm: Computer Applications Part 2

Friday, December 6, 2019

Pedagogical Leadership Part 2

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Am: Managerial Communications B Part 3

Pm: Computer Applications Part 3

Participant/Faculty Event -TBA


Friday, January 17, 2020

Financial Management Part 1

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Financial Management Part 2

Friday, February 21, 2020

Human Resource Management Part 2

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Friday, March 27, 2020

Strategic Planning

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Risk Management

Friday, April 24, 2020

Policy Development Part 1

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Am: Policy Development Part 2

Pm: Collaboration & Mentoring Practices

Friday, May 22, 2020

Am: Advocacy & Professionalism

Pm: Program/Curriculum Evaluation

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Leadership and Wrap up

Graduation - TBA (June 2020)

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: