Jan 27, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ECED-202 Admin of Programs for Young Children

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. Pre-requisite:  ECED-110 with minimum grade of 2.0 or ECED-100 and ECED-102 with minimum grade of 2.0.  Students must have current child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry (CA/NR) clearance obtained from the Michigan Department of Human Services to be presented in the first class. A copy must be on file in the Social Sciences Office, MMB 2005. 
This course includes an analysis of the planning administration and operation of a child development center. Licensing standards staffing financial operation physical facilities and program planning to meet the needs of children parents and staff will be considered. Procedures for parent involvement and the continued growth and development of the early childhood professional will also be discussed.

Course Outcomes

  1. Incorporate appropriate business practices as applied to a child development program

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learner will analyze program philosophies of child development programs
  2. Learner will create job descriptions for staff in child development programs
  3. Learner will develop staff policies in child development programs
  4. Learner will develop child and staff discipline policies
  5. Learner will prepare a budget for child development programs
  6. Learner will prepare an equipment order
  7. Learner will develop an agenda
  8. Learner will prepare a lesson plan
  9. Learner will design a newsletter
  10. Learner will develop a parent handbook
  11. Learner will design a public relations brochure
  12. Learner will analyze evaluation tools
  13. Learner will develop and assemble an administrator’s reference manual

Competence will be demonstrated by:

  • Reference manual
  • Oral presentation
  • Written assignments

II. Interpret and apply child care licensing regulations

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learner will analyze child care licensing regulations for the State of Michigan
  2. Learner will develop child/staff ratios based on licensing requirements
  3. Learner will describe room dimensions based on licensing requirements
  4. Learner will describe the process for attaining a license
  5. Learner will compare, family day care and child care licensing requirements

Competence will be demonstrated by:

  • Oral presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Small group work

III. Illustrate the legal and ethical responsibilities entailed in operating a program

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learner describes the legal responsibilities of operating a program
  2. Learner describes the ethical responsibilities of operating a program

Competence will be demonstrated by:

  • Oral presentations
  • Written presentations

IV. Identify the tasks involved in recruiting and selecting staff

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learner will compare job descriptions for early childhood staff
  2. Learner will analyze interview questions that can and cannot be asked
  3. Learner will complete a mock interview

Competence will be demonstrated by:

  • Oral presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Mock interview

V. Access appropriate professional web sites

Learning objectives:

  1. Learner will compare major sites available in the field of early childhood

Competence will be demonstrated by:

  • Oral presentations
  • Computer software review
  • Written assignments