PDC #3: Approaches to Adult-Child Relationships in the Child Care Setting (Staff Supervision, Coaching and Development)

ED POL 302

The quality of a program for children is dependent upon the knowledge and performance of the staff working directly with children. The staff, in turn, depends on compelling professional development programs as well as effective coaching and supervision.

Develop excellent learning environments through effective and intentional mentoring, coaching, supervision and community-building among your staff with this third course of four in the Program Development Credential series. Examine communication and conflict resolution, and articulate your goals and expectations in order to turn teachers and families into advocates.

This course can be applied to the Child Care Program Development Certificate.


Pam Bennett

Pam Bennett

Pam Bennett, M.S. Child & Family Studies, has been dedicated to the early care and education field for over 25 years. Her early experiences included teaching in preschool, HeadStart, school age and infant/toddler classrooms and as an early childhood art ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals of on-the-job supervision and training techniques
  • Plan and facilitate meaningful staff meetings, and develop and use effective communication systems
  • Assist in developing positive classroom culture and program culture
  • Use participatory management practices to build community, and include conflict resolution techniques
  • Assist classroom teachers and other staff as they set individual and group goals based on child development, individual child and group assessments, and curriculum requirements
  • Teach effective child observation skills, and model appropriate teaching and care techniques
  • Hone the fundamentals of coaching processes and techniques, and the use of reflective teaching practices
  • Guide teachers to be effective as classroom researchers
  • Examine communication and conflict resolution within the child care setting, emphasizing parent-child, teacher-child, teacher-teacher and parent-teacher relationships
  • Articulate the goals and expectations of the curriculum and program to both teaching staff and families, so that each group can be effective participants and advocates


Recommended: Child Care Program Development course #1

Date: Oct 7-Dec 9

Location: Online and Online and UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 7000, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Instructor: Pam Bennett M.S.

Fee: $1,011 Graduate tuition is $1,948. Listed fees are an estimate. Actual fees for fall semester TBD by August.

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number:

Note: Face-to-Face Day: Saturday, October 7, from 8:30am-4:30pm

Online: Monday, October 16 – Saturday, December 9

No class week of November 20.

Call Shari Vinluan at 414-227-3223 for credit registration.

Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 18

Registration deadline has passed.

Date: Course available Oct 9-Dec 9

Location: Online

Instructor: Pam Bennett M.S.

Fee: $1,286 Listed fees are an estimate. Actual fees for fall semester TBD by August.

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number:

Note: No class week of Nov. 20.

For credit registration, call Shari Vinluan at 414-227-3223.

Registration Deadline: Wed., Sept. 20

Registration deadline has passed.