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A #4: Early Childhood Programs & the External Environment

Examine the external factors and relationships that impact the quality of an early childhood program and its ability to flourish. Understand how an individual child care program fits into the broader community it serves, from the local, state and national levels. Assess community needs, marketing principles, and regulations, accreditation standards, funding sources, advocacy and public policy.

This course can be applied to the Early Care and Education – Customized Certificate.

Instructor

Kim Horejs, Ed.D.

Kim Horejs, Ed.D.

Kim is a retired instructor with the early childhood program at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. She holds a Doctorate of Education degree with an emphasis on leadership and adult education through Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation addressed how prepared ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of the external factors and relationships that affect children’s programs
  • Knowledge of licensing laws and regulations, other legal requirements and approvals, funding requirements and incentives, accreditation standards, and the ability to incorporate these requirements and incentives into program planning
  • Knowledge of current research findings on quality in early care and education and the ability to apply these finding to program development and implementation
  • Ability to analyze data to assess the community supply and demand for early care and education programs
  • Knowledge of basic concepts of marketing and the ability to apply them to program strategies
  • Ability to identify prospective funding sources, including new funding sources, to become familiar with effects of funding requirements on program policy
  • Awareness of skills needed to write proposals for funding
  • Knowledge of the configuration of community agencies and government officials at the local level including resource centers and family support centers, and rationale for collaboration
  • Understanding of the relationships between the vision, mission, strategy, culture, goals and objectives of an organization
  • Knowledge of the role of administrators in policy leadership and community collaboration

Date: June 7-Aug 7

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Kim Horejs Ed.D.

Fee: $1,496 Undergraduate tuition | $2,491 Graduate tuition | $450 Non-Credit tuition

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0, Graduate Credits: 3.0, CEUs: 9

Enrollment Limit: 20

Note: For credit registration, call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334

Registration Deadline: May 24

Registration deadline has passed.

Date: June 7-Aug 7

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 2 Thurs. 6/10 & 6/17

Time: 6:30-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: June 7-Aug 7

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Kim Horejs Ed.D.

Fee: $1,496 Undergraduate tuition | $2,491 Graduate tuition | $450 Non-Credit tuition

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0, Graduate Credits: 3.0, CEUs: 9

Enrollment Limit: 20

Note: For credit registration contact Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or email eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: May 24

Registration deadline has passed.
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