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    Oct 17, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 139 Administration of Early Learning Programs

3 credits
In this course students will learn administrative skills required to develop, open, operate, manage and assess early childhood education and care programs. In addition, students will explore techniques and resources available for Washington State licensing and NAEYC standard compliance.

Quarters Offered: Spring

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and communicate an early learning program’s philosophy, mission statement, and corresponding daily practice
  • Create program policies and practices in compliance with state child care licensing codes, food program guidelines and accreditation standards
  • Plan for appropriate staffing, meals, equipment, materials, and programming for specific age groups
  • Employ a variety of strategies to maintain regular communication with families and provide opportunities for parent engagement and education
  • Plan a balanced budget
  • Identify methods for recruiting, hiring, evaluating, supervising and supporting professional development of program personnel
  • Use tools to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvements
  • Articulate and apply the NAEYC Code of Ethics