NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDEC 1200 - Administration of Early Childhood Programs

This course provides students with the basic principles and working knowledge of early childhood program operations.  Through review of state regulations and national standards of high quality early childhood programming, students with examine procedures for establishing and managing programs including fiscal and human resources, developmentally appropriate planning, and collaborating with families, school districts, and communities.  Designed for current and future directors of child care/child development centers, Head Start programs, and community based pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs, this course provides foundational knowledge and opportunities for applications in practice.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon successful completion of EDEC 1200 Administration of Early Childhood Programs, the student will:

  1. identify appropriate organizational structures of early childhood centers
  2. define necessary policies for staff and parents involved with the early childhood center
  3. define features of developmentally appropriate curricula for young children
  4. identify elements of quality in early childhood programs
  5. analyze overall quality of early childhood programs
  6. explore practical aspects of operating an early childhood program
  7. develop strategies to manage issues involved with funding early childhood programs
  8. develop strategies for creating community partnerships
  9. define licensing regulations and licensing procedures

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