Catalog 2019-2020 
    Mar 01, 2021  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 134 Family Childcare Management

3 credits
In this course students learn how to manage a family childcare program. Topics include licensing requirements, recordkeeping, relationship building, communication strategies, guiding behavior, and promoting growth and development.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for complying with Family Childcare Minimum Licensing Requirements.
  • Describe strategies for meeting the developmental needs and guiding the behavior of all children in multi-age groups.
  • Identify strategies for family childcare business management including tax planning and record keeping.
  • Create written documents, such as a contract and policy handbook, that facilitate communication between the provider and the families.
  • Develop strategies for creating reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with families.
  • Articulate knowledge and skills that define Family Childcare Providers as professionals.

Program Outcomes
This course teaches to the following program outcomes:

  • plan, implement, and evaluate children’s programs using current child development knowledge
  • be prepared to plan and monitor food service in an early childhood program
  • be able to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment, both indoors/outdoors
  • follow the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as it relates to early childhood programs

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30