Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (ECE202)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
August 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: identify and evaluate the qualities and skills of a successful Early Childhood Education (ECE) program administrator; examine various forms and components of ECE organizational structures; apply ECE standards of quality practice to program planning and design; describe and analyze various types of ECE licensing regulations and their specific purposes; apply knowledge of health and safety standards to the set-up of a developmentally appropriate, safe and healthy ECE environment; identify and explain criteria for choosing ECE facility and program equipment; analyze ECE program practices and procedures for personnel; identify effective marketing and public relations strategies for ECE; evaluate ECE curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices; explain venues and value of parent involvement and school/community interaction; and use evaluation data in ECE program planning.
Major topics include: ECE effective leadership; ECE administration – organizational structures; legal and fiscal responsibilities of the ECE administrator; ECE programs: safety and nutrition guidelines; developing, equipping and staffing the ECE classroom; HRM in ECE; marketing, recruiting, and public relations; ECE quality curriculum; ECE – family and community partnerships; ECE program evaluation. Prerequisite: Child Development course; at least one year of experience teaching an ECE classroom or permission of instructor.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Early Childhood Education (8/23).