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AC #1: Administration & Supervision in Early Childhood Programs

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.

This course can be applied to the Child Care Administration Certificate.

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.