Texas Child Care Administrators Credential2023-12-06T13:35:12-06:00

Become a Director

Do you want to be a leader in the childcare industry? We have the solution that makes sense for you – a Director Credential.

You want to step into leadership.  It is the best job in the business and you can be successful in it.  You just need support from someone with experience who can train and support you as you become a childcare director. We have been there and we know that you want to do the best job possible.

Becoming a director is both exciting and scary. There is so much you need to know. So many things you will now be responsible for. We have been there. Carrie took her first director position at 23. Many people thought she didn’t have what it takes. We are here to make sure you do with you Director Credential from Texas Director!

Listen to Childcare Conversations with Kate & Carrie for help.

Texas Director was the first to offer online director credentialing and continue to offer unique and relevant programing for our directors. You are our focus and our programs are designed to support you in your career and personal life.

Are you looking to become a Director of an early child care or afterschool program?

  • TexasDirector.org has been teaching their early childhood and school age care director program since 2002 to over 3000 directors across the country.
  • We have impacted over one million children, directors, teachers and parents through our program.
  • Over 70% of the directors who complete our program stay in the industry for three years.
  • Our online program was the first online Director course in Texas. It has been available since 2005. Our online program comes with videos, additional links to podcasts and more content.
  • All of our classes use our best selling book “From Overwhelmed to I got This”.  The book is available in English, kindle, audio, hardback and paperback and in Spanish.  There is a recommended workbook.
  • If you are trying to figure out if we are the right match for you? Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Ready to Register to become a Director?

Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Determine if you meet the qualifications to be a licensed director in the state of Texas.

You must be 21, have a high school diploma or GED and two years experience. IF YOU DON’T – you may still attend our course but, the state will have to give you a waiver for the parts you are missing to be a licensed director.

Determine which class format is best for you.

We offer an online and interactive classroom course. The interactive classroom course is 40 hours of discussion based class time and 40 hours of self instructional. The online course is 40 hours of online discussion and self instructional.

Enroll in a class.

If you do not meet the qualifications please contact your licensing representative regarding a waiver form. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie at 512-761-5343 or carrie@texasdirector.org

Self-Paced Course – $575

plus the book Must be completed in 6 months

This Self-Paced Course is designed for auditory and visual learners who are self starters. It is an online asynchronous course that you can do at your own speed. You will need to purchase the book (available as a kindle, audio, paperback and in Spanish by request).

Access to the course 24/7
Quiz based

Instructor Lead Course – $650

plus the book

*MOST POPULAR* – Online class with the instructor and a cohort of peers (week night or weekend format). You will need to purchase the book (available as a kindle, audio, paperback and in Spanish).

Accountable for completing projects
Free digital workbook
Portfolio based assignments
Additional video resources available 24/7

Retreat Course – $1,250
plus purchase of the book
Valid for 12 months

Online asynchronous director credential course that you can do at your own speed. You will need to purchase the book (available as a kindle, audio, paperback and in Spanish). Weekend retreat for additional 30 hours of training success ladder #2.

Accountable for completing projects
Free digital workbook
Portfolio based assignments
Additional video resources available 24/7

Success Course – $3,650
plus purchase of the book
Valid for 12 months

(3) months of weekly 1-hour coaching calls to move your plan forward. This (3) months can start anytime. Access to the Quick/Basic Course and the LIVE program. Your book & workbook will be sent to you.

Accountable for completing projects
Free digital workbook
Portfolio based assignments
Additional video resources available 24/7

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