Texas Director Credential (Director Certification) | Texas Chid Care Director's Credential

Texas Director Credential

NICCM's National Administrative Credential (NAC) is approved by Texas Child Care Licensing as a Texas Director Credential and will help you to meet the education requirement to become a licensed director in the state of Texas and receive your Texas Child-Care Centers Director's Certificate.  Participants who receive and maintain their Credential through NICCM are simultaneously receiving a National Administrator's Credential and their Texas Director's Credential.

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NICCM's Texas Director Credential Program is considered the most user friendly, most specifically helpful, and often least expensive program a new director can take to gain their qualifications in the state of Texas. Our program is offered nationally through 2 and a half day events as well as locally in Texas at least once a month. We are also the only director's credential program that offers a distance learning program on DVD.

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This program is not only for directors receiving their credential for the first time but is applicable to anyone in Child Care Administration. If you are already a qualified director you can use this course toward your annual training requirement or to renew your current credential. 

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 Course Information

The  Director Credential Program is divided into 5 Sessions each containing 2 distinct units of study. Each sessions is approximately 4 hours long. Participants can  sign-up for individual sessions or complete all 5 Sessions and the Test/Praxis to earn their  Director Credential. (45 contact hours/45 CEU's)

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Session A: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 1: Fiscal Management: Developing the Budget

Unit 2: Insurance For Your Center

Session B: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 3: Recruiting, Hiring & New Teacher Orientation

Unit 4: Employee Handbooks, Evaluations and Job Descriptions

Session C: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 5: Parent Communication

Unit 6: Child Development – The Essentials

Session D: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 7: Working With the Difficult Employee

Unit 8: Administrative Leadership

Session E: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 9: The New Economy Challenges and Opportunities

Unit 10: Train the Trainer (Brand New!)

Session F: Test and Praxis (25 Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs for Completion)



Registration Fees:   Entire Conference
Early Registration (30+ Days in Advance)   $439.00
Regular Registration (30-8 Days in Advance)   $489.00
Late Registration (Within 7 Days of the Event)   $539.00
Distance Learning Program (Get the entire course on DVD)    
Distance Learning Program   $489.00



Registration Options

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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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"I would recommend this training to any new or experienced director, it was highly informative." -A.W. -San Antonio, TX"

"I don't sit well... I even have trouble sitting through a movie. For me to be in class for 8 hours and still be interested is amazing." -J.N El Paso, TX

"After the training, my confidence level soared because of all of the terrific information and ideas shared. I am excited and looking forward to going back and implementing what I have learned." -S.L. Phoenix, AZ

"I really did enjoy the day and didn't even think about what was going on at the school. The information was relevant to my specific situation. The examples were great as well as the interaction." -C.P. Houston, TX

"The training I received was priceless. I will utilize the knowledge and ideas i received for the rest on my career." -J.L. San Antonio, TX

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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!

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