Examines the role of the child care administrator in directing successful early childhood centers in a diverse and democratic society, following developmentally-appropriate practices. Topics include: diversity, policy development, personnel management, ethical decision-making, safety, community resources, childcare licensing regulations, communication strategies, professionalism, and appropriate business practices. Students will focus on critical conditions affecting families and explore ways to utilize school and community resources to develop meaningful home-school-community partnerships. Child Development Associate (CDA) functional areas covered in this course are as follows: Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment, Professionalism, and Program Management. This course can be used to satisfy part of the 120 clock hours of instruction required by the CDA Council. It can also be used as a CDA renewal course.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Students will submit a Credit for Prior College Level Learning application to records and registration.
The Children and Families program director will evaluate the following:
1. Transcripts from an accredited college verifying that s/he completed a course focusing on administration/management of early childhood programs.
2. Evidence of a minimum of 2 years experience working in the capacity of a licensed child care center director. The student will be required to provide an official letter (on letter head) from his/her place of employment verifying work experience.
All documentation should be sent to the attention of the Children and Families Program Director. The Children and Families Program Director will evaluate submitted documentation to determine eligibility of the student for CPCLL.