Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Administration and Management


As a graduate of the Professional Diploma in Childcare Business Administration and Management program, you will be qualified to:

  • Work with children and families in childcare centres and preschools in a managerial or supervisory role.
  • Startup your own childcare centre and preschool according to statutory requirements.
  • Work as a coach and trainer.
  • Setup your own childcare consulting firm.
  • Become a Quality Assurance Auditor

The Professional Diploma in Childcare Business Administration and Management program is designed as a standard to measure and validate the abilities and competencies of childcare directors and administrators to manage high quality childcare centres and early childhood programs.

It represents the level of personal and professional accomplishments of childcare directors and administrators, their professional contributions through demonstrated leadership, and active engagement in professional endeavors beyond the scope of the daily operation of a preschool program.


A. Philosophy and goals in the context of management of a childcare centre.
B. Evaluation and assessment of your readiness and commitment to the leadership and management role of a childcare director.
C. Standards for a high-quality child care environment
A. Types of 21st century childcare business models
B. Benefits of choosing the right business models
C. Determine which Business Model will work for you
D. Feasibility Study for a Childcare Business
E. Elements of a Childcare Business Plan
F. Business Entity and Corporate Set-Up
G. Locality and Building
H. Childcare Business centre Must Haves
I. Developmentally Appropriate furniture/equipment list
J. Organising indoor and outdoor spaces
K. Statutory Records and Reports
L. Approvals and Licensing Requirements
A. Set up an accounting system
B. Set up centre’s financial management policies
C. Prepare centre’s operating budget
D. Determine service rates/charges
A. Identify guidelines for developmentally appropriate curriculum planning;
B. Identify goals for young children’s development at your centre
C. Model curriculum for a childcare centre
A. The meaning of developmentally appropriate practices
B. Guidelines for developmentally appropriate practices
C. list strategies for promoting development and learning by encouraging children’s active interaction with their environment
D. choose materials, toys, and games that will support creative play and exploration.
E. Suggestions for selecting toys and play equipment to meet children's needs
F. Respecting diversity among children and families
G. Identify appropriate anti-bias strategies from inappropriate anti-bias strategies in an early childhood setting;
H. choose strategies that show respect for family differences.
A. Name the elements of a typical daily schedule for a childcare centre
B. explain why routines are important for children’s development;
C. identify strategies for developing daily routines in a childcare centre
D. Considerations for daily schedules and routines
E. Learning experiences for children through daily routines
F. Model daily schedules for a childcare Centre
G. Model lesson plans for daily routines.
A. Develop a Management Structure
B. Personnel benefits/policies
C. Recruiting Strategies
D. Hiring and Interview Practices
E. Developing and Implementing New Staff Orientation
F. Developing & Evaluating Employee Handbooks
G. Effective Evaluation Practices
H. Minimizing Conflict with Job Descriptions
I. Record keeping in childcare centre
A. Understanding Childcare Business Marketing
B. Strategies to Overcome marketing Challenges
C. Strategies to increase profit margin
D. Client Enrollment Process
A. Principles and practices that lead to quality care.
B. How to set up quality and safe care areas
C. Describe how to support a clean air environment for infant care facilities
D. Describe characteristics of safe, high quality infant care facilities
E. Safe procedures for all the aspects of Infant and toddler care
F. describe developmental aspects and safe practices for feeding bathing, diapering, napping.
G. How those care processes foster the learning and development of the infants and toddlers in your childcare facility or home.
H. Identify the Importance of having a working relationship with parents
I. How to Identify and develop Infant and Toddler care policies for a childcare centre and work station.
A. The caregiver's role in young children's potty training
B. When to start potty training
C. How to prepare children for potty training
D. Strategies for working together with parents
A. Explain why environmental hazards are harmful to children
B. Identify ways to minimize children’s exposure to hazards
C. Identify and remove potential hazards in the centre
D. Incorporate healthy practices into the daily routine, especially during activities such as feeding, diaper changing, hand washing, and napping
E. learn to properly clean and sanitize objects and surfaces in the childcare environment
F. Handle minor and major emergencies that arise while children are in care.
G. Explain the importance of supervision for children’s safety
H. Characteristics of safe indoor and outdoor spaces for children
I. Identify special precautions for infant and toddler toys and equipment
J. Identify several risk factors of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
K. Describe guidelines for handling accidents and injuries;
L. Describe steps to take in the event of an emergency.
A. Explain the definition, reasons, and results of child abuse and neglect
B. Identify indicators of child abuse and neglect;
C. Identify signs of potentially abusive and neglectful parents;
D. Describe how to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to appropriate authorities;
A. Identify different routes of medication administration
B. Recognize the Seven Rights of Medication Administration
C. Identify safe medication receipt, storage and handling practices
D. Identify recommended strategies and best practices for administering medication to children
E. Identify key information to include in a program’s medication administration policy
F. Recognize and respond to adverse reactions to medication
A. Explain what is meant by positive guidance;
B. Explain techniques of positive guidance;
C. Identify ways that adult behaviors, attitudes, and interactions can promote guide positive behavior
D. Describe positive guidance strategies that lead to young children’s healthy and appropriate interaction with others.
E. How to handle temper tantrums in childcare centre
A. The meaning of professionalism in child care
B. Ethical standards for childcare providers
C. Stress management strategies in childcare
D. Career pathways in the childcare profession
Introduction to First Aid
First Aid Kit Overview and Content.
Identifying Hazards and Emergencies
Assessment and Priorities of Treatment
Communication and Casualty Care
First Aid Treatment for various Injuries and health issues such as:
Ear, Eye, nose Pain.
Overview of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for babies and Children.
Reporting of Accidents and Incidents.
1. Skills discovery
2. Niche Identification - Choosing your Specialty
3. Types of Services you can offer as a Childcare Consultant
4.Launching and Positioning your Brand
5. How to get clients without stress.
6. How to Identify Client's Needs
7. Process of Childcare Consulting
8. Setting your Childcare Consulting Fees
9. Professional Behaviour and Ethics in Consulting
10. How to work with a team of Professionals.
1. Personal Evaluation Template
2. Feasibility Study Template
3. Business Plan Template
4. Daycare/Preschool Furniture and equipment list
5. Childcare Operating Budget Template
6. Childcare service price determinant template
7. Sample curriculum for a childcare centre
8. Sample infant daily schedule
9. Sample toddler daily schedule
10. Sample infant/toddler routines lesson plan
11. Child details registration form
12. Child’s admission letter
13. Parent daily communication book
14. Medication administration authorization form
15. Medication administration log book
16. Parents sign in/sign out form
17. Centre’s policy and procedure manual
18. Staff management policy manual
19. Staff interview template
20. Staff Appraisal form
21. Parent handbook.
22. Child’s Behaviour Management template



• Identify key considerations for developing a child care centre philosophy.
• Identify key considerations for setting up a 21st century standard child care centre.
• Define and identify key elements for operating a child care centre budget
• Demonstrate key elements of child care centre operations management
• Identify common hazards throughout the facility and strategies for maintaining a safe and healthy environment
• Identify and utilize best practices and strategies for assessing young children’s learning and development
• Recognize leadership practices that promote efficiency, teamwork, collaboration and effective communication
• Identify strategies, requirements and best practices for hiring, training, and retaining employees
• Identify effective communication strategies with clients and families that will aid in conflict resolution.
• Identify effective marketing tools for child care centres
• Identify and incorporate regulations and legal requirements that relate to operating a child care centre
• Recognize recommended strategies for building relationships with families and promoting family involvement


Six (6)months


  • Web based/E-Learning.
  • This course is accessible through the student portal on our official website
  • Access to the internet and the Academy’s website is essential.


  • Watch Course Videos
  • Listen to audio Lectures
  • Download workbooks in PDF format


  • Multiple choice quizzes
  • Examination


This programme is open to anyone 16 years and above.
Ability to read and write.
No further qualification required.


Past students who have taken some courses with our Academy and wish to upgrade their certification can apply for exemptions.

The courses qualified for exemptions are:

  1. Certificate in Early Childhood care and development
  2. Certificate in Professional Childcare
  3. Certificate in Childcare Business Management.


As a graduate of the Professional Diploma in Childcare Business Administration and Management program, you will be qualified to:

  • Work with children and families in childcare centres and preschools in a managerial or supervisory role.
  • Startup your own childcare centre and preschool according to statutory requirements.
  • Work as a coach and trainer.
  • Setup your own childcare consulting firm.
  • Become a Quality Assurance Auditor

Internship and Work Placements:

During your third level, opportunities will be available for internship and practical field placements in order to solidify your skills and optimize your knowledge.


Professional Diploma in Childcare Business Administration and Management*

*Downloadable instant certificate upon completion

Hard copy certificate also available on request

KL Childcare Academy is a UK Accredited CPD Training Provider.

KL Childcare Academy is fully incorporated with Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria (CAC) as a Childcare Training and Consulting Firm (RC1710880)

Our Certificates are internationally accepted.


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