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Early Childhood Program Director Certificate

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences



The Early Childhood Program Director Certificate is designed to:

  • Fit Wyoming's Professional Career Development Competency Wheel and the Professional Development Career Lattice.

  • Fit the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Guidelines for the Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals.

  • Allow a variety of paths to certification.

  • Be done as a stand-alone certificate, simultaneously with the distance Child Development option of the Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or the on campus Human Development and Family Sciences degree option, or to complement other related degree programs.

Courses not only satisfy certification requirements for many states but also meet many of the requirements of a bachelor's degree in family and consumer sciences. Additionally they fit professional development for home providers and daycare professionals. 

For more information, contact Dianne Barden at, the Family and Consumer Sciences Department office at (307) 766-4145 or via email at

This program is a Gainful Employment program. Please see the following link for information about Gainful Employment programs.

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Family and Consumer Sciences

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4145


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