AC #1: Administration & Supervision in Early Childhood Programs
AD LDSP 581
Examine essential role relationships for administrators. Identify the different stakeholder groups with which administrators work – including staff, boards or owners, parents, funding sources and the community.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of basic concepts of organizational management theory and practice
- Understanding of the relationships of leadership, sound business practices and child growth and development principles to program quality
- Familiarity with basic state licensing concepts and accreditation standards
- Familiarity with the diverse models of early care and education programs
- Ability to identify the roles and responsibilities of various positions within early care and education programs and the role relationship between different sectors of a program including the families served
- Understanding of ways to ease administrative overload and ability to apply that understanding to time management, delegation and role negotiation
- Knowledge of how to develop policies and mission statements to maintain and improve program quality
- Overview of the basic principles and practices involved in formulating personnel policies, recruiting and working with teaching and non-teaching staff
- Understanding the rationale and methods for involving staff in decision-making
Dates and locations to be announced.