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Fall 2024 | EDU-2041-VO01 - Leadership, Mentoring & Supervision for Early Childhood & Afterschool Practitioners


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 10 (as of 07-13-24 2:05 PM)
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Faculty

Kara Von Behren-Herman
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Philip Crossman

Course Description

This course focuses on the development of leadership and mentoring by practitioners in early education and afterschool settings. It provides a basic understanding of leadership and group dynamics theory, including goal setting, decision making, problem solving, delegation, motivation, and performance evaluation. Students develop a personal philosophy of leadership and become familiar with strategies for mentoring early childhood and afterschool professionals.


Essential Objectives

1. Describe a variety of leadership strategies that can be used in early childhood education and afterschool settings, and develop a personal philosophy of leadership.
2. Analyze leadership styles for strengths and challenges connected to ongoing professional development for an early childhood education or afterschool practitioner.
3. Demonstrate supervisory strategies for effective management of group dynamics within early education and afterschool environments (e.g., problem solving, decision making, prioritizing, delegating, reporting, motivating).
4. Create a professional development plan designed to advocate for and influence regional, state, and national early childhood or afterschool education initiatives.
5. Discuss moral and ethical issues for leaders in early childhood education and afterschool programs.
6. Discuss the importance of cultural competence in early childhood education and afterschool professions and identify skills and strategies for supporting and collaborating with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
7. Practice the interpersonal skills necessary for effective mentoring and coaching, including efforts to solicit and share differing viewpoints and perspectives.
8. Explore practices for identifying professional stressors and strategies for promoting resiliency among early childhood education and afterschool practitioners.
9. Describe the process of creating and revising mission and vision statements within organizations engaging program staff in its development and implementation.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

EDU-2041-VO01 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.