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National Administrator Credential - (NAC)

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Developed for center Directors, Administrators and other child care professionals, the National Administrator Credential (NAC) is a comprehensive, forty-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.

NAC program participants learn how to:


  • Develop the organization and the program
  • Implement appropriate curriculum and food programs
  • Institute marketing and communication initiatives
  • Manage people, including legal issues, staff recruitment and supervision
  • Maintain the facility
  • Understand legal and regulatory issues
  • Create strong financial management systems


The NAC Course

  • The NAC course offers childcare and education Directors and Administrators a way to gain forty hours of high-quality relevant, college-level education in a 5 day time frame at a reasonable cost.
  • Students are expected to complete projects and reading assignments between classes.
  • 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.


Course Content

  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Personal and Professional Self-Awareness
  • Legal and Fiscal Management
  • Program Operations and Facilities Management
  • Staff Management and Human Relations
  • Educational Programming
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Community Relations and Family Support


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Download NAC Renewal Form

Download NAC Renewal Grace Period Form

Download NAC Renewal Forgiveness Form

NAC Frequently Asked Questions

2014 NAC Class Schedule:






March 6-10, 2015 NAC Class New Orleans, LA Click here to register
TBA NAC Class Baton Rouge, LA Click here to register

*For more information on scholarships for the state of Louisiana, please contact Louisiana Pathways at 1.800.245.8925 or visit http://pathways.nsula.edu.


Please note, NECPA Fees are non-refundable.


Questions?  Please contact:
The NECPA Commission, Inc.
P.O. Box 2948 • Merrifield, VA 22116 • 1.855.706.3272




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