ECE 291 : Child Care Administration

This course is designed to promote an understanding of the administrative organization and regulatory issues related to child care centers. The course investigates the role of the administrator as facilitator, mediator, and resource person in promoting a safe and positive early childhood environment. The objectives of this course meet the Department of Early Education and Child Care (EEC) Director I guidelines. Prerequisite: ECE 251 or permission of program director. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Spring
1. Identify the multifaceted role of a director. 2. Apply the DEEC regulations in the operation of a child care center. 3. Apply recognized state and national quality rating standards to determine the quality of program. 4. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with children, staff, parents, and the community.