Credentials Offered by NYSAEYC
Promoting Excellence in Early Care & Education
NYSAEYC administers the following credentials:
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR CREDENTIAL
The Children’s Program Administrator Credential of New York State is designed to provide for and be recognized as a standard by which to measure program management, fiscal management, and leadership abilities of early childhood and school-age program administrators.
College Credits Needed for Candidacy:
- An Associate's Degree (or 60 credits towards a bachelor's degree)
- 18 credits in child development or related courses (could be part of Associates Degree)
- 18 credits in Children's Program Administration.
Total college credits routinely needed is 78 credits. On a rare occasion a candidate may have a combination of courses that would reduce that number.
INFANT-TODDLER CARE & EDUCATION CREDENTIAL
The Infant Toddler Care & Education Credential of New York State is designed to provide for and be recognized as a standard by which to measure an individual's competence in the following topics areas: Infant and Toddler Development; Observation and Recording; Environment and Curriculum; and Family and Culture.
EARLY LEARNING TRAINER CREDENTIAL
Formally recognizing the value and specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for those who provide community-based training to early care and education programs and providers.
FAMILY CHILD CARE CREDENTIAL
The New York State Family Child Care Credential is designed to formally recognize those practitioners who demonstrate their competence, knowledge and professional practice in the areas of professional family child care, child development, healthy home learning environments and business practices.
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