The National Child Care Association National Administrator Credential (NCCA NAC) has several new attractive advantages. The curricular content includes all the relevant information of the 10 NAC competencies. Originally this course was equivalent to 3 transferable college credits recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). Since the new host of the NAC has not as yet renewed this approval, the National Child Care Association (NCCA) has met with and received this essential articulation with the Keystone College early childhood administrator credential.
As we know, states around the country are recognizing the importance of a knowledgeable, educated staff in the early childhood classroom and schools. The staff educational achievements for classroom instructors and for directors are being raised to require early childhood degrees and/or related degrees with a minimum of early childhood college credited courses. Pennsylvania now requires the Director Credential to be equivalent to 9 college credits. New Mexico is discussing a 12-credit requirement. Taking into consideration the direction that early childhood education in the State of Louisiana is moving under the regulation of their Department of Education and the popularity and effectiveness over the years of the NCCA NAC 45 hour course presently offered, NCCA has upgraded the course potential for participants.
The original 3 credit course is now articulated with Keystone College should participants want the college credit option. In addition, this beginning course and its credits are eligible for continuing online education with the college for up to 9 additional credits. The participants complete the first face-to-face course that presently meets LA Director Credential obligation. However, should these participants want to continue onto a higher level early childhood degree program or want the additional early childhood college course credits, this first class will be a reasonably priced beginning to their Bachelor or Master degree completion. Attached is the outline of the upgraded approved NAC course with additional modules to prepare participants for the latest technology training for online course completion. Another advantage to this 12-credit course opportunity is the option to transfer these early childhood credits to universities and colleges that are local to them in LA. Should attendees decide they need the initial course and find out that LA eventually requires a 9 or 12 credit credential, they will already have completed the first course in this journey of higher educational achievement.