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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.

Instructor

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 18-Dec 18

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Angel Stoddard MS

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

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

Date: Oct 18-Dec 18

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

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Angel Stoddard MS

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

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

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