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EDU-2042-VO01X - Early Childhood Education & Afterschool Program Management


Synonym: 177338
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 09-04-2018 to 10-22-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-13-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-02-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Jannice Ellen | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

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Course Description:

The course is designed to provide an overview of the role and responsibilities of the early childhood and/or afterschool program administrator. Topics will include philosophy and design, personnel and resource management, and legal and financial considerations. Students will develop skills and identify resources to better prepare themselves for meeting the challenges faced by early childhood administrators.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss the history of early childhood education in the State of Vermont and describe Vermont licensing regulations, Vermont’s program quality recognition system and Vermont’s early childhood and afterschool professional development pathways.
2. Explain roles and responsibilities of an early childhood or afterschool program leader.
3. Evaluate a childcare, early education or afterschool environment for health, safety, learning design, and staff performance using Vermont's program and professional development recognition system.
4. Develop policy and procedure statements as they relate to the operation of early childhood or afterschool programs specifically addressing health and safety, feeding and nutrition, child abuse and neglect, and emergency preparedness.
5. Describe the use of technology in managing an effective and confidential record keeping system (e.g. enrollment, attendance, medication administration, staff qualifications).
6. Develop and manage an operating budget and business plan for an early childhood or afterschool program and interpret financial statements.
7. Participate in various aspects of personnel management using Vermont’s Core Competencies as a resource for hiring, staff orientation, developing job descriptions, evaluating performance, assessing strengths, identifying learning needs, and supporting individuals in creating professional development plans.
8. Discuss the role of parental involvement and develop successful strategies to encourage their participation in early childhood education or afterschool programs.
9. Identify and collect resources from the community that support early childhood or afterschool programs, teachers, and directors.
10. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills needed by early childhood or afterschool program leaders.
11. Identify administrative practices that promote the inclusion of children with special needs.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Due to professional content and in-depth material covered, obtain and review textbook and course resources well in advance of first class.

NOTE: THIS IS A CCV ACCELERATED COURSE. Complete all course preparation prior to first day of course.  Academic material covered in a typical fifteen week spring/ fall or twelve week summer course at CCV  is accomplished in SEVEN weeks. Be mindful and carve out 12-15 hours per week to successfully navigate this course.

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING prior to first day of course:

  • Obtain textbook (required):  Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program, ISBN: 9781305088085 OR the less expensive option of:  Bundle: Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program, Loose-leaf Version, 9th + M, ISBN: 9781305621541, Cengage Learning   $114.46 
  • Sign up for CCV email (see directions below)
  • Review all Course Documents located in Moodle, Week 0, with a keen eye to: Evaluation Criteria and Grading,  MLA formatCritical Thinking Skills
  • Questions, concerns, clarifications? email:  Jannice.Ellen@ccv.edu

Review professional websites:

 *Vermont Northern Lights |  northernlightscdc.org/

 *Competencies for Program Directors of Early Childhood  and Afterschool Programs:       

http://northernlightscdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2012-Program-Director-Competencies.pdf

*Vermont Bright Futures Child Care System: http://www.brightfutures.dcf.state.vt.us/

*Child Care Licensing Regulations: Center Based Child Care

dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/CDD/.../Licensing/CBCCPP_Regulations_FINAL.pdf
 

*How to Start a Child Care Business:

http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/media/16085/pub_mp29.pdf.  

*Health & Safety Resources | Department for Children and Families

dcf.vermont.gov/childcare/providers/health-safety

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Methods:

This course will be taught with a combination of:

  • weekly discussion forums
  • small group forums 
  • critical thinking skills
  • weekly assignments 

 

 

Evaluation Criteria:

discussion forums:    7 @ 6 points = 42

        written assignments:  5 @  8 points = 40

        final project:                1 @  18  points

Grading is based on a total of 100 points                         

 

 

Grading Criteria:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.

A+ = 100 points 
A = 93 to 99 points 
A- = 91 to 92 points 
B+ = 89 to 90 points 
B = 83 to 88 points 
B- = 81 to 82 points 
C+ = 79 to 80 points 
C = 73 to 78 points 
C- = 70 to 72 points 
D = 60 to 69 points 
F = 0 to 59 points

Textbooks:

Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

EDU-2042-VO01X Textbooks.

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

Contact Faculty:

Email: Jannice Ellen
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Philip Crossman

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV.  Early Childhood Education and After-school Management is an intense study that requires regular attendance. More than ONE absence may lead to a failing grade. If the quality of participation is infrequent or incomplete on any given week, the instructor reserves the right to mark as an absence. 

 
 
 

Syllabus:

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 Week One 

reading/resourcesDeveloping and Administering a Child Care and Education Program (required textbook) read chapters 1,2, 3, and page 187

  • written assignment (EO #2): program philosophy statement and mission statement
  • discussion forums: Welcome! and philosophy and mission of ECE center 

 Week Two
 
  reading/resources: textbook chapters 5 & 6
  • written assignment (EO #6): program budget and budget narrative
  • discussion forum: program financials 

Week Three

reading/resources: textbook chapters 7, 8, 10, 12

  • written assignment (EO #4): analysis of policies and procedures
  • discussion forum (EO #11) identify administrative practices that promote the inclusion of children with special needs

Week Four

reading/resources: textbook chapters 10, 13, 15

  • written assignment (EO #5): complete a multicultural & inclusive community, family activity event
  • discussion forum: (EO #8): successful strategies to support, encourage and nurture the critical role families play in early childhood education/after school programs
  • Final: Due last week of course: (EO #3) evaluation of a childcare, early education or after-school environment for health, safety, learning design, and staff performance using Vermont's program andrecognition system - don't wait for last week to complete final

  Week Five

reading/resources:  textbook chapters 9, 14, 15

  • written assignment (EO #6 & #1):complete professional development; VT professional pathways; develop job description and complete essay: Northern Lights 
  • discussion forums: (EO #7): supervision and self-reflection and small-group discussions-history of ECE in VT
 Week Six

reading and resources: textbook ~ chapters 7 & 8; chapter 16, 11, 15 ~ review chapter 1 (technology as management tool) AND refer to page vi for page numbers to Working Smart with Technology in each chapter

 

  • written assignment: continue to work on final due next week
  • discussion forums: technology (EO #5); identify and collect resources from the community that support early childhood or after-school programs, teachers, and directors (EO #9)
 

Week Seven: Final

reading/resources: textbook chapter 11, 15 review chapter 1 (technology as management tool) AND refer to page vi for page numbers to Working Smart with Technology in each chapter

  • discussion forum: (EO #5) describe the use of technology in managing an effective and confidential record keeping system in an Early Childhood Education Center
  • FINAL assignment due
  • Upload narrative after completion of: Competencies for Program Directors to Assignment Notepad. 
  • discussion forums: Fare Thee Well, Wisdom, Grit
  • complete course evaluation

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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