Child care licensing minimally require Bachelor of Arts (BA) in early childhood education or a BA with at least 15 semester credit hours in early childhood. In addition, center directors are expected to participate in 12 hours of training in program management, business operations, and evaluation. The District of Columbia does not have a director credential. All licensed facilities that accept public funding are required to participate in state’s QRIS program, Capital Quality . Any licensed facility that does not accept public funding has the option to participate in the Quality Rating and Improvement System. Elementary school principals are minimally required to have a bachelor’s degree for licensure with a valid administrator license issued from another state. There is one leadership academy in Washington, D. C.