ECE 290 - Administration and Supervision of Early Care and Education Environments

Course Description

This course will examine the varied aspects of administration and supervision in the early care and education environment. It is designed for early childhood educators who are or would like to take on an administrative role in an early childhood program. All administrative aspects of the early care and education program will be explored with particular emphasis on the development of interpersonal relationships and skills needed for effective program management.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify the varied roles of the early care and education director.
Utilize licensing and certification requirements in decision making.
Evaluate strategies for staff recruitment, supervision and retention.
Analyze enrollment practices and policies.
Implement effective strategies for working with families.
Identify personal leadership styles and role in program administration.
Design the physical environment to meet needs of children and staff.
Evaluate communication between parents, staff and administration.

Prerequisites: AAS or AS in ECE or related field OR completed 45 hours towards an AAS degree

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: 45 credits towards the ECE degree