2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED& 139 - Administration of Early Learning Programs



3.0 Credits
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. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Crosswalk program policies and practices with licensing and professional standards.
  2. Create a plan for appropriate staff, food, equipment, materials, and programming for specific age groups and settings.
  3. Plan a balanced budget.
  4. Identify methods for recruiting, hiring, evaluating, supervising, and supporting culturally and linguistically reflective staff.
  5. Describe a variety of strategies to maintain regular communication with families and provide opportunities for parent engagement and education.
  6. Review tools to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvements.
  7. Articulate effective application of the NAEYC Code of Ethics.
  8. Document personal definition of effective motivational leadership strategies for forming partnerships, building trust, respect, open communication, and active listening; advocating the needs of self, children, and peer-teaching staff; and fostering support of cultural diversity.
  9. Describe the leadership responsibilities of early childhood educators for fostering children’s growth and development, promoting effective early learning programs, and advocating for quality in early childhood education.



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