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EDU-2042-VO01Y - Early Childhood Education & Afterschool Program Management


Synonym: 164087
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: 06-26-2018 to 08-13-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 07-05-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-24-2018 - 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:

NOTE:  CCV ACCELERATED COURSE: Complete course preparation prior to first day of course.  Academic material covered in fifteen week spring/ fall or twelve week summer course at CCV  must be completed in SEVEN weeks. Be mindful and set aside 12-15 hours per week to successfully navigate and complete course.

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING prior to first day of course:

  • Obtain required textbook :  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
  • CCV: MS Office suite download http://andromeda.ccv.vsc.edu/Learn/Office2013-Install.pdf
  • Sign up for CCV email (instructions below)
  • Review Essential Objectives listed in Course Description
  • Review Course Documents located in Moodle, Week 0
  • Questions, concerns, clarifications? email:  Jannice.Ellen@ccv.edu
  • Review CCV’s Portal Guide: explore all resources

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Methods:

This course will be taught with a combination of:

weekly discussion forums

textbook reading and pertinent resources

small group discussion forums 

written assignments 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation Criteria:

Grading is based on a total of 100 points

discussion forums:    7 @ 6 points = 42

        written assignments:  5 @  8 points = 40

        final project:                1 @  18  points                          

 

 

Grading Criteria:

100.00 % to 93.00 %  A

  92.99 % to 90.00 %  A-

  89.99 % to 87.00 %  B+

  86.99 % to 83.00 %  B

  82.99 % to 80.00 %  B-

  79.99 % to 77.00 %  C+

  76.99 % to 73.00 %  C

  72.99 % to 70.00 %  C-

  69.99 % to 67.00 %  D+

  66.99 % to 60.00 %  D

  59.99 % to   0.00 %  F

Textbooks:

Summer 2018 textbook data will be available on April 9. 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.

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 accelerated seven week study and requires regular attendance. More than ONE absence may lead to a failing grade.

 
 
 

Syllabus:

' Syllabus may shift around to meet needs of learning community'

 Week One:

Reading and Resources:

  • Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program (required textbook) ~ read chapters 1 - 3; review and become familiar with layout of textbook including CONTENTS, APPENDIX (A-H); make note of "Reflections" included in each chapter to further critical thinking skills; textbook is an investment in your current or future career in Early Childhood Education therefore it is recommended you identify sections for future professional reference as you navigate this course.
  • Vermont Northern Lights |northernlightscdc.org/    : become familiar with every section of this critical website in relation to this course and present or future career in Early Childhood Education

Written Assignments (2)

 Week Two: 

  •  readings: textbook ~ chapters 2 & 9; website: Family Child Care Licensing Regulations Vermont: http://dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/pdf/cdd/care/Licensed_Family_Child_Care_Regulations.pdf
  • written assignment (EO #2): program philosophy statement and mission statement (2 essays)
  • discussion forums: philosophy and mission of ECE center 

 Week Three : 
  • readings: textbook ~ chapters 5 & 6; Website: 

How to Start a Quality Child Care Business - SBA.gov

archive.sba.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/sba_homepage/pub_mp29.pdf
 
  •  written assignment (EO #6): program budget and budget narrative

Week Four:

  • reading: textbook ~ chapters 7, 8, 10, 12; 
  • Family Child Care Licensing Regulations in the State ofVermont: http://dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/pdf/cdd/care/Licensed_Family_Child_Care_Regulations.pdf ;  Emergency Response Planning Guide for Child Care. Vermont Child Development Division:  http://dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/pdf/cdd/care/EmergencyResponse.pdf
  • written assignment (EO #4): analysis of policies and procedures: develop policy and procedure statements as they relate to the operation of early childhood or after-school programs specifically addressing health and safety, feeding and nutrition, child abuse and neglect, and emergency preparedness
  • discussion forums (EO #11) identify administrative practices that promote the inclusion of children with special needs

Week Five:

  • reading: textbook ~ chapters 10, 13, 15
  • written assignment (EO #5): complete a multicultural & inclusive community, family activity event
  • discussion forums: (EO #8): A critical aspect of the director's role is to develop successful strategies to support, encourage and nurture the critical role families play in early childhood education/after school programs while offering a program model that balances the needs of children, families, and staff.
  • Final: written assignment (EO #3) evaluation of a childcare, early education or after-school environment for health, safety, learning design, and staff performance using Vermont's program and professional development recognition system; due on or before August 14

Week Six:

  • reading: textbook ~ chapters 9, 14, 15; The VT Professional Development System
  • written assignment (EO #6 & #1):complete professional development; VT professional pathways; develop job description
  • discussion forum: (EO #7): Supervision and Self-Reflection and small-group discussions-history of ECE in VT
  • discussion forum: (EO #9) Identify and collect resources from the community that support early childhood or after-school programs, teachers, and directors

Week Seven:

  • reading:  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;

    Aesthetic Codes in Early Childhood ClassroomsVermont Bright Futures Child Care System-Home

  • discussion forum: ((EO #5) describe the use of technology in managing an effective and confidential record keeping system in an Early Childhood Education Center: enrollment, attendance, medication administration, staff qualifications, etc
  • FINAL written assignment due 
  • discussion forum: 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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