Office of Early Childhood Licensing Director's Course Requirement

Office of Early Childhood Licensing Director's Course Requirement


The Office of Early Childhood Division of Licensing requires that any director of a licensed early childhood program enroll in and successfully complete a course in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs. Charter Oak State College offers this course online, five times each year. The course focuses on the development and administration of early care and education programs for children birth through age eight. Best practices, quality programming, and program evaluation are addressed in this course. In addition, students develop skills and knowledge related to the following:


Management and Leadership: leadership and advocacy, human relations, self-awareness, staff management, working with families and communities, public relations and marketing, educational programming, regulatory/legal requirements and fiscal management.

Early Childhood: child development, curriculum and instructional methods, learning environments, health, safety and nutrition, classroom guidance, children with special needs, and professional development.

Are you interested in obtaining the voluntary CT Director Credential? Please see this page.


To apply to take this course:

  1. Log on to: https://www.charteroak.edu/prospective/visiting-students.php
  2. Fill out the Registration Request Form to create your account.
  3. Once you have received a user name and password (emailed to you within 1 to 2 business days), login to our ACORN Student Portal and register for your course.

Visiting students will be charged a Course Fee, Student Services Fee and Technology Fee.


Why Charter Oak State College?

  • 100% online
  • Credit for credentials
  • Six (6) start dates
  • Expert Faculty