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PDC #1: Introduction to Child Care (Introduction to Program Development)

ED POL 381

Learn to work effectively with young children, including children with special needs in this introductory, three-credit course. Explore definitions, roles, ethics and responsibilities as you establish the context for the next three courses of the Program Development Credential. Understand exactly what an early care and education/youth care program is, and what it means to be responsible for developing and implementing a high-quality program.

Instructors

Karen Philips, M.S.

Karen Philips, M.S.

Karen Philips has worked in the early care and education field for more than 30 years. She began her career at the UWM Children’s Center while attending UWM in the ’80s. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in African American Studies, ... read more

Delechia Johnson, MS

Delechia Johnson, MS

Delechia Johnson has been in the field of Early Childhood for 25 years. She worked in birth to three as a volunteer, assistant teacher, lead teacher, director and educational coordinator. Before taking a position with the Next Door Foundation as an ... read more

Angel Stoddard, MS

Angel Stoddard, MS

Angel Stoddard’s passion to support administrators and early childhood professionals in their pursuit of excellence throughout their program and the field is evidenced by her career path. With a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, Angel teaches full-time for UW Milwaukee ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Know the roles, responsibilities and relationships involved in program development and implementation
  • Understand the primary duties involved in program development and implementation as it relates to the program for children: curriculum, environment, assessment and evaluation, staff development, and full integration of regulatory processes
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and ability to supervise the implementation of child development principles and theories, and developmentally appropriate practice
  • Communicate a solid understanding of brain development and its relationship to the learning environment to teachers, other staff and families
  • Articulate a working knowledge and understanding of the WMELS as the foundation for a high-quality early care and education environment, and develop effective strategies for sharing and implementing the WMELS across the program
  • Establish a program-wide respect for diversity, inclusion and cultural competence in curriculum, relationships and planning
  • Know the importance of effective communication strategies for working with families and staff
  • Understand and supervise the implementation of positive guidance strategies when caring for children

Date: Oct 12-Dec 12

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Angel Stoddard MS

Fee: $1,286

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Note: No class the week of Nov 23-28

For credit registration call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334.

Registration Deadline: Sept 28

Registration deadline has passed.

Date: Oct 12-Dec 12

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 2 Sat., 10/17 & 10/24

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Oct 12-Dec 12

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Angel Stoddard MS

Fee: $1,286

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Note: No class the week of Nov 23-28

For credit registration call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334.

Registration Deadline: Sept 28

Registration deadline has passed.

Date: Mar 15-May 15, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Delechia Johnson MS

Fee: $1,286 Graduate tuition is $2,252

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0, Graduate Credits: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: No class week of Mar 22-27

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

Date: Mar 15-May 15, 2021

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 2 Thur. 03/18 and 04/01

Time: 6:30-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Mar 15-May 15, 2021

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Delechia Johnson MS

Fee: $1,286

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: No class week of Mar 22-27

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

Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2021

Registration opens Mon, Nov 30.

Date: Oct 18-Dec 18, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Angel Stoddard MS

Fee: $1,286 Non-credit fee is $450

Undergraduate Credits: 3, CEUs: 9.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: No class the week of Nov 22.
For registration contact Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: Oct 1, 2021

Registration opens Mon, May 3, 2021.

Date: Oct 18-Dec 18, 2021

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 2 Thu, 10/21 & 10/28

Time: 6:30-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Oct 18-Dec 18, 2021

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Angel Stoddard MS

Fee: $1,286 Non-credit fee is $450

Undergraduate Credits: 3, CEUs: 9.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: No class the week of Nov 22.
For registration contact Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: Oct 1, 2021

Registration opens Mon, May 3, 2021.
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