Child Care Management

The Henderson State University Child Care Management Program prepares students for a variety of careers that target the health and development of children from birth through early childhood.

It focuses on developmentally appropriate practices for children in a variety of settings that align with standards from state and national accreditation associations in child development. The comprehensive nature of this degree prepares graduates for a variety of jobs that are in demand nationwide. Graduates may become child care facility owners; work as preschool teachers, day care directors or specialists in the field of child life; or may advocate for children. 

The Early Childhood Development program offers a bachelor of science degree for students who have earned the Arkansas Birth through Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Credential and who wish to manage or work in child care facilities. This is a non-licensure program. Candidates must have completed a program of study in an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) Early Childhood Development at an accredited two-year college.


Courses include:

  • Nutrition
  • Parenting
  • Child Development
  • Creative Arts
  • Professional Image Development

Other courses


  • Child care facility owners
  • Child care directors
  • Child care specialists
  • Child care licensing specialists
  • Child advocates
  • Nannies
  • Outreach workers for social services agencies
  • Parenting educators
  • Preschool teachers

Related information


Family and Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management
Proctor Hall  

Davis-Baker Preschool
Education Building
1020 Henderson St.