Child Care Management | Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Child Care Management - Certificate

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This certificate is intended for those students who have completed the Associate Degree in Early Care and Education. The Child Care Management certificate prepares students for employment as managers or administrators in public or private programs that provide care for young children. It is designed for students who are currently working in child care, or who are planning to seek a position in child care and advance to the position of director. Topics include ethics, advocacy, and leadership skills, as well as operational skills to assure appropriate services for young children and their families.

The Child Care Management certificate is accredited by NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children) and prepares students for working as managers or administrators in programs of care for young children.

For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.

For more information, contact:
Becky Hubbard - (843) 349-7117

Career Outlook

Recent scientific research has confirmed the need for high-quality care and education during a child's early years, when optimal brain growth and development occurs. This has increased the demand for high-quality, early-childhood professionals. The Child Care Management certificate prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings for children ages birth through eight years. These settings include childcare centers, Head Start centers, family child-care homes, morning preschool programs, after-school programs, programs for children with differing abilities, summer camp programs, private schools, and public schools.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Gainful Employment Information:

See:  Child Care Management Gainful Employment Information.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Horry and Georgetown County Schools
  • Horry County Head Start
  • Child Development Ministries at First United Methodist Church
  • The Learning Tree Day School
  • The Learning Station
  • Gateway Academy
  • Carolina Forest Child Development Center

Program Information

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Completion of an Associate or Bachelor's degree in Early Care and Education.
  • Criminal Background Check is a prerequisite to labs and licensed child care centers (not required in ECD 101)
  • Certification in Pediatric CPR and First Aid prior to graduation

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements

A minimum grade of "C" is required for all ECD-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Most Early Care and Education (ECD) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.

Curriculum Sequence

ECD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECD 135 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECD 108 Family and Community Relations 3
ECD 109 Administration and Supervision 3
ECD 201 Principles of Ethics and Leadership 3
  Elective* 3



*Electives: BUS 101, MGT 101, or MGT 120