Begin Your Exciting New Career with the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program

Unitech Training Academy realizes that early childhood teachers are the most critical factor in achieving high-quality outcomes for children. All early childhood teachers, whether they work in pre-K, Head Start, or child care, need access to training that prepares them to manage classroom interactions and provide excellent educational experiences to children. Completing this program qualifies students to apply for the Early Childhood Ancillary Teaching Certificate which is now required for all lead teachers in publicly-funded centers. Unitech currently offers the only technical Diploma program that is BESE approved!

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Why Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate at Unitech?

Not only will Unitech Training Academy teach you the necessary skills students need to be prepared for a career in early childhood development, there is also ample support along the way to prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well.

What makes the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate program great for me?

This program ensures that candidates obtain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to provide positive classroom environments and learning experiences for children, from birth to five years of age.

What sort of places can I work?

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate program, candidates can work at a variety of centers for children. Examples included but are not limited to child care centers, pre-K classrooms and Head-Start centers.

Which campuses offer this program?

The Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate program is currently available at the Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans campuses.

At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:

• Effective teaching through appropriate child evaluation
• Well-rounded child care and meeting the needs of children and families
• Infants and toddlers – foundation years for learning
• The preschool years – readiness for school and life
• Pediatric CPR & First Aid

Teachers can earn an ECAC by obtaining a CDA or technical diploma or certificate of technical studies in an early childhood-related field through an ECAC program at a college, technical school, or private provider that is approved by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). Unitech offers the “pathway” of obtaining the early childhood ancillary certificate instead of a CDA. Either pathway selected by a candidate is accepted by the Department

What is hybrid?

Our hybrid model allows students to work from home as well as at school in a face-to-face setting. Approximately 60% of your work will be done on campus and 40% will be completed at home through our e-learning software. This new format has given many students the flexibility they need for success.


What Our Students Say



“At Unitech Training Academy, I have gained a new family. We work together and help motivate each other.”


– Kimberly Travis Burks


Why Unitech?

We think it’s fantastic that you are considering a new career in the allied health profession!

We also realize becoming a student at Unitech Training Academy is not your only way of getting there. That is why we want to highlight what sets our institution apart from the others. To begin our classes start every Monday. This means you never have to wait for your future to begin!

Our experienced instructors have a minimum of four years working in their respective fields with the majority having a substantial bit more. Each program is required to have a field trip and/or a guest speaker every month. This is to ensure that each student gets a real depiction of what their work life will be like after training at Unitech. This is coupled with our continuous hands-on training in the labs students visit every day. Unitech Training Academy offers and supplies the funds for every student to obtain two certifications. In addition, we provide dedicated exam prep classes to assure passing grades. Our administration and instructors are provided with quarterly training to ensure they are always kept up to date with new information, learning, techniques, and communication skills.

We not only strive to provide an excellent education but to support our students in any way possible!