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ECED& 139 - Admin Early Lrng Prog

3 Credits
Develop administrative skills required to develop, operate, manage and improve early childhood education and care programs.  Acquire basic business management skills. Explore resources and supports for meeting Washington State licensing and professional NAEYC standards.

Course Note Formerly EDUC 198.

Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve * Professional-technical students working towards a Specialization Certificate in Administration or the AAS degree in Early Childhood Education. * Current practitioners. * Transfer students as emphasis area credit.
Active Date 20190709T10:50:39

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 33
Total Contact Hours 33
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
I. Introduction to administrative roles and responsibilities.

II. Program philosophy, mission and relationship to daily practices.

III. Program policies and practices

A. State licensing codes

B. Food program guidelines

C. Accreditation Standards

IV. Administrative Planning

A. Staffing

B. Meals

C. Equipment and materials

D Program planning for different age groups and settings

V. Partnerships with families; communication and engagement

VI. Balancing the budget

VII. Recruiting, hiring, evaluating and supervising staff

VIII. Supporting professional development of program personnel

IX. Tools for program evaluation

X. NAEYC Code of Ethics

Student Learning Outcomes
Crosswalk program policies and practices with licensing and professional standards.
(WSCC) V: H/S/N- Environment 2.a Describes a safe environment.
VII: Program Planning & Development -Planning & evaluation 4.a Applies knowledge of federal, state and local legislation, regulations and professional standards to provide healthy and safe practices

Create a plan for appropriate staff,  food,  equipment, materials, and programming for specific age groups and settings. 
(WSCC) VII: Program Planning & Development Planning & Evaluation
2. b. Organizes plans, keep records and communicates with families and staff effectively.

Prepare a balanced budget.
(WSCC) VII: Program Planning & Development- Financial  2.a.Uses generally accepted business practices 3.b. Operates within budget

Identify methods for recruiting, hiring, evaluating, supervising, and supporting culturally and linguistically reflective staff.  
(WSCC) VII: Program Planning & Development
Personnel Management 2.1 Support other staff members and professionals

Describe a variety of strategies for building relationships with all families. 
(WSCC) IV: Family Community-Relationships w/Families 2.c.Invites family members to play an active role in their child’s education

Review tools used to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvements.
(WSCC) VII: Program Planning & Development -Evaluation 2.f. Uses available resource to ensure effective operation

Apply the NAEYC Code of Ethics in resolving an administrative dilemma (case study).
(WSCC) VIII: Professional Development & Leadership- Professionalism 2.f.Demonstrates a commitment to a professional code of ethics.

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