AC #6: Leadership in Early Childhood Programs – Capstone

Focus on the leadership role of the administrator, within the program and as part of the child care profession, managing the process of change and organizational growth and development. Present a culminating portfolio and a project that integrate aspects of the first five courses. This is a capstone course and can only be taken after the first five have been successfully completed.

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

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the first five courses as resources for short term and long range strategic planning and evaluation related to program growth and change
  • Knowledge of the interrelationships between aspects of program operation
  • Ability to develop a shared vision
  • Ability to understand the role of values
  • Understanding of reflective practice
  • Understanding the difference between leadership and management and the importance of both
  • Understanding of leadership styles
  • Knowledge in theories of change and their applicability to program planning, policy effectiveness and internal operations
  • Ability to work individually and as resources for each other in the development of substantial projects that integrate necessary aspects of program management


AC #1, AC #2, AC #3, AC #4, and AC #5

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Online, course available Oct. 5-Dec. 15


Location: Blended

Instructor: Angel Stoddard M.S.

Fee: $1,011 Graduate tuition is $1,948.

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: AD LDSP 586

Note: Online: Mon., Oct. 5-Tue., Dec. 15
Face-to-Face: Mon., Oct. 19, 8:30am-4:30pm, plus Commission Date.

Face-to-Face days meet at the School of Continuing Education.

This 3-credit course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.
Call Shari Vinluan at 414-227-3223 for credit registration.

Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 21