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    Aug 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECE 210 - Child Care Administration

Number of Credits: 3
Child Care Administration provides an overview of the basic child care services, including family day care, group day care, school-age child care, and nanny care. Focus will be on organization and administration of a child care center with emphasis on start-up, budgeting, licensing, and regulations. Appropriate methods, materials, and experiences for young children will be reviewed. This course meets state requirements for three semester hours of approved administrator training. (Fall Term Only) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): exemption/completion of ENG 001 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the components for establishing and maintaining an effective child care program including understanding of needs assessment, program philosophy, financial and budgetary responsibilities, program marketing, and licensing and regulation. (GE 1, 2 PG 1, 2, 3)
  2. Identify issues involved in designating and developing appropriate center space. (GE 3 PG 1, 2, 3)
  3. Develop procedures and policies that foster effective and respectful relationships with staff and clientele. (GE 7 PG 3)
  4. Discuss the influence of marketing and publicity in the operation of the child care center. (GE 1, 5, 7 PG 1, 2)
  5. Generate necessary administrative documents, including operational forms and outlines of handbooks. (GE 2, 4, 5, 7 PG 1, 3)
  6. Discuss management styles that facilitate effective relationships with staff, board, parents, and children. (GE 7 PG 1, 3)
  7. Complete program and staff evaluations that result in data useful for program and center improvement. (GE 3, 4, 7 PG 1, 2, 3)
  8. Discuss current research relative to administration and supervision of a child care facility. (GE 3, 4 PG 1, 2, 3)

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