NICCM Program Options

National Administrators Credential (N.A.C.) $439  Provided by specialists who have successfully worked in the industry in which they provide training.  The NICCM NAC Credential gives an administrator the same type of credibility that being accredited gives a center.  Furthermore, it is a proven fact that credentialed professionals can command higher salaries.

NAC Renewal $109  We have many options to help you renew your NICCM NAC or convert your current non-NICCM credential.  Meeting the requirements for renewing your NICCM NAC is a simple process and carries no additional fee.

Texas Director Credential $439 A “user friendly” two-and-a-half-day option with unsurpassed management training and a competitive price.  NICCM’s Credential Program is an approved Texas Director Credential. 

Florida Director Credential $439  Call  602-476-1422 for more information on how NICCM's NAC can help you earn your Florida Director's Credential. NOW APPROVED by the TEACH Scholarship!

Utah Approved Educational Credential $439 The NICCM NAC is now accepted as a valid "Educational Credential" to meet the qualification for child care center directors.  The CDA earned from the CDA Fast Track course is also an approved Utah Educational Credential. 

Distance Learning $489 Both the NICCM's NAC and the CDA Fast Track Course are available as a convenient and flexible distance/home-based program. Distance Learning Courses are available through our innovative video based web version.  Earn or renew your credential from home.

3-Day CDA Fast Track $439 NICCM’s program will get participants CDA ready in as few as 3 days.  Think this is impossible?  Hundreds of participants have already accomplished this with our program.  Our CDA specialist will walk you through the entire process in ONLY 3 days.  (Also available as a distance program)

Raising the Bar - Staff Training Event $109 This exciting, energetic, and fun packed day will motivate your staff. This inspiring one day event will be a great time for team building for your staff while allowing them to earn up to 10 hours/1 CEU of training. Group Pricing is available! 

Leadership Retreat $109 Experience a more intimate and elite one day Leadership Retreat with Bradley Smith. Receive 10 hours/1 CEU of training. Combine with the Raising the Bar - Staff Training for a 2 day event worth 20 hours/2 CEUs.

*NICCM's Raising the Bar Conference or NICCM's Leadership Retreat  are great options for CDA Renewal, Florida Staff Credential Renewal, NAC Renewal, or Florida Director Credential Renewal.

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About Bradley


Bradley Smith has been an adult educator and motivational speaker for over 20 years.

His knowledge and expertise in the areas of child care center management, human resources, leadership, business issues and classroom procedures ...

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What is NICCM?

NICCM stands for the National Institute of Child Care Management.  NICCM was established in 1994 to enhance the effectiveness of childcare administrators through management and child development education.  Our Mission isto provide Institute level training and mentoring support to early education business professionals.  While colleges and universities can provide learning in a "school" environment, an institute can provide secondary learning that is provided by specialists in the field who have successfully worked in the area in which they are providing the training.  Most professionals seek this type of interactive training.

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Director's Credential Courses!

It is a proven fact that credentialed professionals command higher salaries.  The value of a credential is three fold:  1) For those who don't possess a college degree - it provides an opportunity to receive recognition for educational acheivements. 2) For those who already possess a college degree - it provides an opportunity to receive traning and recognition that goes beyond a traditional "school" education.  3) And it provides everyone with an opportunity to "maintain" a high level of professionalism.  This shows that you don't think your need for improvement ended when you got their degree or position.

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Management Training!

Statistics tell us that the average early education/child care center director will only last 3-5 years in their position.  This statistic is due to the extreme lack of industry specific management and business training available.  NICCM is at the forefront of bringing a high quality, interactive management and business training environment that is industry specific. 

Whether you are new to the industry, new to management, or have been a childcare center director for 40 years, you are guaranteed to learn something that will help make you even more successful.

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Distance Learning Program!

Can't get away? NICCM has created an unparalleled distance learning program.  Unlike most distance programs, our does not require you to be a "computer" or online learner.  NICCM's distance program is the closest thing to actually being at one of our live events.

Whether you need, or want, to get the program completed in a week-end - OR you want to take up to six months, the NICCM distance learning program can be tailored to fit your needs.

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HandPrint Products

HandPrint Products  was formed by Bradley Smith to handle his growing line of products that had been created as a support Director's and Teachers in the Early Childhood Education field. Currently HandPrint Products has a child care training video(DVD) series consisting of 50 titles, a policy and procedure system consisting of 7 manuals, books and other products including his top selling “101 Learning and Transition Activities” book.

Consulting Services

During the past decade, Bradley Smith has lead HandPrint Productions to become the leader in consulting of childcare business practices.  This includes: fiscal management, enrollment management, marketing, human resource, small business issues, and leadership.  In addition, the services include help with specific issues concerning handling sensitive issues to avoid fall-out or minimize the likelihood of litigation.  Currently, consulting services are available including: on demand, monthly access, 30 day, long distance, on-site, and extended services.  In addition, career and business coaching and mentoring services are also available.  Contact us for more information or to schedule a consult.  We guarantee your satisfaction!