Benefits of the Illinois Director Credential Program

for the Director -

  • personal and professional recognition
  • validation of specialized skills
  • improved management skills and improved program management
  • possible increased salary and/or bonus

for the Staff and Program -

  • more supportive administrative practices
  • improvements in organizational climate
  • increased classroom quality

for the Children and Families -

  • more effective and higher quality programs
  • improved outcomes for children
  • increased family support and link to community resources