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Collaboration Studio (HCS) at HCC

1602 N. 15th St. (Corner of 15th St. and 5th Ave.)

Tampa, Fl 33605 Map

Parking:  Free parking is available in the surface lot at Collaboration Studio.  Overflow parking is available in the 15th Street Garage behind Collaboration Studio.  However, validation for the garage may not be available on nights and weekends, so students may be responsible for parking fees.  If you park in the garage you must be out by 7:00 PM.

Room:  TBD

Schedule:  TBD

Note:  Each student will receive a hard-copy of the National Administrator Credential manual 5th Edition.

This is a working lunch course on Saturday's, consisting of 8.5/9 hours each Saturday.  Please bring your lunch.

Instructor:  Danice Donaldson

Contact:     Ari Sarousi 
                         855.706.3272 x101

The Florida Department of Children and Families approved The Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education at Hillsborough Community College to be a provider of The National Administrator Credential course.

This course is T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship eligible:  Hillsborough Community College-NECPA 

This course will review competencies and skills that are essential to achieve the NAC. We believe that you will find this course to be one of the most valuable you have participated in and we know that you will be proud of your credential, as it will attest to your mastery of administration skills and document your ability to perform in the early childhood education industry.

Developed for center directors and other child care professionals, the National Administrator Credential (NAC) is comprehensive, 45 hour course for directors and administrators of child care programs and is an award for demonstrated mastery of administration skills. The NAC is recognized as a mark of excellence that designates individuals who have demonstrated the knowledge essential to managing a child care center.

The NAC Course

The NAC course offers childcare and education directors and Administrators a chance to get 45 hours of high-quality relevant, college-level education in a 4-5 day time frame. Students are expected to complete projects and reading assignments between classes, so most elect to stay at the workshop facility for the full duration of the course. Each class is made up of candidates from a variety of childcare and education programs and their diversity enhances the learning atmosphere and networking possibilities.

The NAC course is organized into 10 sections encompassing the professional development competencies for administrators of early childhood education centers.   

NAC Course Competencies

  1. History of Early Childhood Education, and Personal and Professional Development of the Child Care Professional
  2. An Effective Organization
  3. Internal and External Systems
  4. Laws and Regulations
  5. Staff Management and Human Resources
  6. Educational Programming
  7. Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
  8. Financial Management
  9. Operational Planning and Evaluation
  10. Leadership and Advocacy