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,has been developed to support continued student learning, where possible. College of the North Atlantic will continue to maximize its online learning and alternate delivery capacities to ensure that all possible program deliveries are completed to the best of its ability.
Early Childhood Education Administrative Leadership
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Program Length: Varies
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Administrative Leadership program provides an exciting opportunity for further education and specialized training for early childhood educators, with a focus on increasing knowledge and skills in the area of administrative leadership. Students completing the ECE Administrative Leadership program will gain invaluable knowledge to enhance confidence and support career advancement. This knowledge will be utilized to increase educational qualifications as well as provide an incredible opportunity to advance professional certification within the ECE field. Graduates of the advanced diploma are eligible for Level III Child Care Services Certification from the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Newfoundland and Labrador (AECENL). Throughout this program, students will develop leadership skills, particularly those required of a child care administrator for regulated early learning and child care settings. Courses in this program will spark interest in early childhood educators as specific applications of leadership, mentorship, relationship building, human resources, and reflective practice are included. In addition, students will learn about provincial legislative requirements, as well as current and emerging trends within the field of early childhood education.
The advanced diploma in ECE Administrative Leadership program is designed for graduates of a recognized ECE diploma program. It builds upon the education and practical experiences of the student, resulting in graduates who will be leaders and mentors in the field of early childhood education.
Students may complete this program on a full-time or part-time basis. A Learner Course Plan for ECE course completion is developed with each student, and will be posted on the Early Childhood Education Administrative Leadership program pages on the
Distributed Learning Service
webpage. Online students register each semester from a list of course offerings. Students who go beyond the time frame for completion by distance may be required to complete additional or revised courses before being deemed eligible to graduate.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Effectively administer the day-to-day operations of an early learning and child care program, particularly in the regulated sector.
Create informed and professional documents that will assist with quality child care operations.
Apply knowledge of provincial legislative documents to ensure safe, high-quality, healthy, and compliant early learning and child care environments.
Supervise, mentor, direct, and provide professional support to employees, students, and volunteers within early learning and child care settings.
Lead, inspire, and be an informed advocate within the early learning and child care sector.
Embrace diversity and build professional relationships with children/families, and their communities as well as other stakeholders.
Demonstrate confidence, critical thinking, and reflective practice, as well as ethical and professional behaviour at all times.
Maintain currency within the ECE field by actively seeking professional learning resources and opportunities.
Eligibility for admission into the Early Childhood Education Administrative Leadership program requires the applicant to meet one of the following criteria:
Have graduated from the Early Childhood Education diploma program at College of the North Atlantic;
Have graduated from a recognized post-secondary Early Childhood Education diploma (or equivalent) program (or have a combination of other post-secondary education and industry experience acceptable to the College as an entrance requirement).
Clear certified criminal records check (issued by RCMP) or clear criminal records screening certificate (issued by RNC);
Clear vulnerable sector records check (issued by RCMP/RNC); and
Record of Immunization or Statement of Immunization
The certified criminal records check or criminal records screening certificate and the vulnerable sector records check:
Must be dated no more than three months prior to the first scheduled day of classes for the program; and
Is valid for a period of three years, unless the student is absent from the program for six months or more.
The certified criminal records check (issued by RCMP) or clear criminal records screening certificate (issued by RNC), vulnerable sector records check (issued by RCMP/RNC), and the Record of Immunization or Statement of Immunization must be submitted to the College prior to online registration. For further details on the documentation required, please visit
Early Childhood Education Administrative Leadership - Distributed Learning
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared for employment in administrative leadership roles in a variety of early learning and child care settings. These could include but are not limited to the following:
Child care centres
Family resource centres
Head Start programs
Completion of this program is one of the steps towards provincial Child Care Services (CCS) Certification granted through the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Newfoundland and Labrador (AECENL). The Early Childhood Education Administrative Leadership advanced diploma is equivalent to Level III CCS Certification.
Culture & Diversity
Governance in ECE
Financial Management in ECE
Mentoring in ECE
Human Resources in ECE
Current & Emerging Trends
Reflective Practice in ECE
*Course offerings to be determined
Locations & Start Dates
Distributed Learning (online delivery) - September 2021