About Carrie Casey & Kate Woodward Young, M.Ed.

Kate Woodward Young and Carrie Casey

Hello and welcome! We’re Carrie and Kate, the dynamic duo behind Texas Director. For over two decades, we’ve been on a mission to empower and elevate early childhood educators like you. If you’re dreaming of becoming a director or aiming to enhance your skills, you’re in the right place.

Our Journey, Your Success:

I, Carrie, was in preschool when I decided I would run my own one day.  It took a while, but I was a bit bull-headed about it. So, when I was 21 I opened a registered family home (RFH) and at 23 I opened my first child care center.   Part of me was disappointed that it took 2 years to make it to a larger facility, but that was the ridiculous optimism of youth!

Kate came into Directing as an employee working for small centers after first having a home based program & working as a business analyst for the Small Business Administration.

So, whether you want to be a director of a fabulous center or be crazy like me and own your own center, we can help!

As mothers, educators, and former center owners, we’ve walked the path you’re on now. The world of childcare and education is our home turf, and we’ve been shaping the landscape since 2002. What sets us apart? We’re not just trainers; we’re your mentors, committed to guiding you through the complexities of running a successful program.

Experience Matters:

Our journey started with a vision – to create a training program that goes beyond textbooks. We’ve impacted over a million children’s lives, earned training excellence awards, and yes, we’re proud bestselling authors. But what truly defines us is our commitment to you. We’ve weathered the storms, learned the lessons, and now, we’re here to share our expertise with you.

We have been through a lot, including landlords who don’t fix roof leaks and cause you to close your program.  Building owners are sure that the location would be good for a daycare since one had been there before, but they didn’t realize it closed because the major employer was not there.  Every aspect of starting and running programs came with growing pains.  Learn from our experience and that of four thousand others directors who came before so you don’t have too.

More Than a Training Program:

At Texas Director, we go beyond the basics. Our comprehensive program covers child guidance, marketing, child development, financial management, classroom design, HR management, communication, and building a support network.   In addition, our Directors have up to 5 hours a year of coaching to help them develop & excel.  The result? Directors who stay in their roles for four years or more are a testament to the effectiveness of our training.

Your Journey Starts Here:

Ready to embark on a fulfilling career as a childcare director? Enroll today and experience the Texas Director difference. It’s not just a program; it’s your pathway to success.

Enroll today to start your new career!

The learning links online Texas director course allowed me the opportunity to fulfill my child care administrators credential at my own pace. The program was perfect for my needs as I was moving across the country to start a Montessori school. I found the staff consistently available when I needed assistance and flexible in catering to the specifics of my Montessori program. I highly recommend this course.

Emily Steriti, Marfa Montessori

I have been caring for children for over ten years and I recently decided to open a center. So, I thought I need a director’s credential and I better get started now. I found your program online, and got to work. I thought this will be easy, because I know childcare. However, to my surprise the online program was good, it kept me thinking and I learned many interesting things. I have a registered childcare home now and I know that once I open my center in the spring I will be successful thanks to my Texas Director Training.

Tiffany Brandon, Little Giggles and Grins

Thank you TexasDirector’s for your unconditional help and support. Me and my wife had questions about licensing program, and we emailed Carrie on Sunday, and she replied to us immediately on her off day. She is one of the most wonderful mentors or coach by far. We are highly recommending her to help you on your future business.

Tewodros Gashaw

Hands down the best decision I could make! I feel the course can help me in many ways and I will continue to take advice from this program! Carrie you’re amazing!

Marissa Benitez

Its been an amazing experience. They are very knowledgeable. Love the classes. Carrie is amazing!!!!!

Rajashree Totloor