ECD 285: Program Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs

This course is part of the requirements for the PA Director Credential. Each program needs a leader that aligns the vision and mission of the program with an organized, professional program. This course will guide leaders to implement quality improvement strategies, acquire data, and best practices to meet the needs of families, children, and staff.

Upon completion of the PA Director Credential coursework, each student will be responsible for submitting an application for the PA Director Credential directly to the Pennsylvania Keys to Quality program with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). The credential is awarded by the PA Key, not Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. For more information, please go to