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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.

2016/17 Administrator Course Graduates

Grad class 2016_17

2015/16 Administrator Course Graduates

Admin Grad 2015_16

2014/15 Administrator Course Graduates


Upcoming Sessions - Module Dates 2018-2019

Early Childhood Administrator Certificate Program

Full Day Orientation

Friday, September 7, 2018


Friday, September 21, 2018 - Management & Leadership A

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - AM: Management & Leadership B / PM: Pedagogical Leadership Part 1

Friday, October 19, 2018 - Managerial Communication A

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - AM: Managerial Communication B Part 1 / PM: Computer Applications Part 1

Friday, November 16, 2018 - Human Resource Management Part 1

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 - AM: Managerial Communications B Part 2 / PM: Computer Applications Part 2

Friday, December 7, 2018 - Pedagogical Leadership Part 2

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 - AM: Managerial Communications B Part 3 / PM: Computer Applications Part 3

Participant/Faculty Event -TBA 


Friday, January 18, 2019 - Financial Management Part 1

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Financial Management Part 2

Friday, February 22, 2019 - Human Resource Management Part 2

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Marketing

Friday, March 22, 2019 - Strategic Planning

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Risk Management

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Policy Development Part 1

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - AM: Policy Development Part 2 / PM: Collaboration & Mentoring Practices

Friday, May 17, 2019 - AM: Advocacy & Professionalism / PM: Program/Curriculum Evaluation

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Leadership and Wrap up

Graduation - TBA

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. 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: