Alaska Early Childhood Administrator Credential

The Alaska Early Childhood Administrator Credential (AK-ECAC) is a series of content specific trainings designed to provide administrators with knowledge in numerous areas. These content areas have been identified by a statewide advisory panel of early childhood professionals as foundational to any program administrator in order to help provide a quality early childhood education program.

Benefits of Earning the AK-ECAC

  • Advance your career
  • Meet job requirements
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Provide parents with peace of mind.
  • Understand developmentally appropriate practice
  • Increase your confidence

AK-ECAC Groups

The AK-ECAC content areas are broken into two groups: Pre-K (center-based)

  • Learn & Grow Level 2 Trainings
  • Fiscal Management & Human Resources Trainings

To see a list of Alaska SEED approved trainings and options which fulfill the AK-ECAC requirements, click here.  

Am I Eligible to Earn an AK-ECAC?

To be eligible to apply for an AK-ECAC, you must:

  1. Gather any training certificates and/or transcripts you have and upload them to them to your Alaska SEED profile (for university transcripts, include course descriptions/syllabi).

  2. *Arrange a time to talk with a Alaska SEED Systems Development Coordinator to review transcripts and determine what AK-ECAC trainings you have completed.
    *For applicants working in programs NOT participating in Learn & Grow

  3. *Work with your program’s thread Professional Development Specialist (PDS) who will help review your transcripts and determine what AK-ECAC content areas you have completed.
    *For applicants working in a program participating in Learn & Grow

  4. The AK-ECAC is a stand alone credential. It is also a requirement with Learn & Grow, Alaska’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS). For more information on Learn & Grow, go to

  5. Fill out the application here
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or at 907.265.3132.