Kansas Early Childhood Director Credential

The Kansas Early Childhood Director Credential, issued by the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KAEYC), provides directors with a pathway to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be successful in the early learning industry. It also provides a system to recognize and document these achievements.

The credential is voluntary and exceeds what is required by state licensing regulations. Two levels of the credential are offered – the Provisional Director Credential and the Director Credential. Both levels require that candidates demonstrate competency in the areas of early childhood education, child development and leadership/management. Selected competencies for directors are identified from the Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and provide the basis for the credential’s criteria. Candidates must also demonstrate competency by documenting their education, experience and professional contributions.

For more information, go to http://www.kaeyc.net/programs.html.