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Old 08-18-2013, 01:15 PM
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In my state (PA), to be a director of your own child care center you have to have a degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or "the human services field." I have a B.S. and M.S. but in criminal justice/pre-law. I canNOT find an answer on Google. Anyone know if my background would satisfy the human services field?
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:18 PM
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I know one of our members got her Director's license in FL. She wrote an article that we published here on Daycare.com which helped her requirements. http://daycare.com/story/multi-age-a...h-to-learning/

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3270.34. Director qualifications and responsibilities.


(a) A director is responsible for the general management of the facility, including the following minimum duties:
(1) Administering finances, personnel, maintenance, meal planning and preparation and transportation.
(2) Administering the facility’s program objectives and activities.
(3) Designating a staff person who is responsible for compliance with this chapter in the Director’s absence.
(4) Coordinating and planning daily activities with the group supervisors or with the assistant group supervisors in school-age program.
(5) Overall program planning.
(6) Written evaluation of staff persons on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.
(b) A director shall have attained one of the following qualification levels:
(1) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1 year of experience with children.
(2) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children.
(3) An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children.
(4) An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 4 years of experience with children.
(c) A director shall be employed by a facility and be present at the facility site a minimum of 30 hours per week. (d) In a facility in which 45 or fewer children are enrolled, a director may also function as a group supervisor. An individual who functions in a dual capacity shall meet the responsibilities and qualifications of a director set forth in subsections (a) and (b).
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:37 PM
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Criminal justice is a human services program I would assume. In our local college guide some criminal justice classes are listed under the human services category.

I'd call the licensing dept and check with them.
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at my college I am currently enrolled in, criminal justice classes are not under the human services label. Human Services is actually the name of a specific degree and you can get a bachelors or associates in human services.
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cant you just call the licensing office and see if your degree would apply to a directors position?
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:29 PM
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Even if the major doesn't qualify you may still have the 30 credit hours in human services field to qualify under number '2' listed by Michael.
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I would think no, it is not. Some degrees that would qualify are Human Development, Social Work, Marriage/Family Therapy, Child Psychology, ECE, Child Development, etc.

Hopefully you can qualify otherwise though. You likely have units in classes related to Human Services, just not a HS major.

Good luck!
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my hubby has gotten jobs requiring human services degrees with his criminal justice degree. I have too with my degree in Human Communication.
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at my college I am currently enrolled in, criminal justice classes are not under the human services label. Human Services is actually the name of a specific degree and you can get a bachelors or associates in human services.
At my college its defined as 'Administrative Justice', every school is different.

Is there anyway you could work on liberal arts multiple subject (its one of the easier education related ones)? I am working on that as one of my minors along with Child Development (major), LA elementary education (minor), and LA behavioral science (minor). Multiple subjects is usually what most people who want to be teachers take.

But sometimes you can get a teaching permit that has multiple options for requirements (here is an example of CA): http://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/c...f?x-r=pcfile_d
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:35 PM
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Yeah I think I will look into some kind of teaching certificate. My state dept. is tough to get through to an actual person to answer questions. I hate that, it seems they want you to do everything online but some questions just aren't answered on their website!
Thanks for the replies:-)

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