2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Nov 28, 2021  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Management - BS in Child Development

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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.



The concentration in Administration and Management will teach students the unique set of competencies needed to successfully administer a child care program or operate a child care business. The course content will give students a strong foundation in management, leadership, human resources, marketing, and small business entrepreneurship. Students will learn how to develop curriculum and programmatic content at the administrative level. Students will gain an understanding of health, safety, and other state codes and how to ensure that their center or program is in compliance with those standards. Students will explore strategies for communicating effectively about a center and its programs with parents, families, and the larger community.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits 
  • General education courses (46 cr.) 
  • Core courses (45 cr.) 
  • Concentration courses (31 cr.) 
  • Elective courses (52 cr.)
  • Capstone (7 cr.) 
  • ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum