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 Course Title:   Admin Early Lrng Prog

 Title Abbreviation:   ADMIN EARLY LRNG PROG

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    139

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Develop administrative skills required to develop, open, operate, manage, and assess early childhood education and care programs. Explore techniques and resources available for Washington State licensing and NAEYC standard compliance.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize elements of management styles.
  2. Identify the primary elements of program development.
  3. Develop a personnel policy manual.
  4. Discuss the licensing issues and requirements in the State of Washington.
  5. Develop a financial plan and interpret financial reports.
  6. Prepare personnel recruitment information.
  7. Participate in both entrance and exit interviews.
  8. View the administration, management and supervision from a pluralistic perspective.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Program planning and initiation.
  2. Fiscal planning.
    • Budgeting.
    • Fund raising.
    • Benefits/wages/salaries.
  3. Personnel – Equal employment practices.
    • Recruitment/hiring.
    • Staff/supervision development.
    • Evaluation.
    • Dismissal.
  4. Legal issues.
    • Access/inclusion/liability.