Dec 06, 2023
ECED& 139 - Administration of Early Learning Programs Credits: 3
Develop administrative skills required to develop, operate, manage and improve early childhood education and care programs. Acquire basic business management skills. Explore resources and supports for meeting Washington State licensing and professional NAEYC standards.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Crosswalk program policies and practices with licensing and professional standards.
- Create a plan for appropriate staff, food, equipment, materials and programming for specific age groups and settings.
- Prepare a balanced budget.
- Identify methods for recruiting, hiring, evaluating, supervising, and supporting culturally and linguistically reflective staff.
- Describe a variety of strategies for building relationships with all families.
- Review tools used to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvements.
- Apply the NAEYC Code of Ethics in resolving an administrative dilemma (case study).
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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