SRJC Course Outlines

3/1/2024 7:40:57 PMCHLD 79.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 79.1Title:  ADMIN ECE PROGRAMS  
Full Title:  Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs
Last Reviewed:2/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHILD 79.1

Catalog Description:
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This course introduces students to the administration of early childhood programs including program types, fiscal and personnel management, regulations, laws, program development, analysis of quality criteria and design of policies and procedures. Students will examine administrative tools, philosophies and techniques needed to organize, open and operate inclusive, quality early care and education programs. This course meets requirements for California Child Care Licensing administrator qualifications and the California Preschool Permit Matrix.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CHLD 10 and Course Completion of CHLD 90.1


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of CHLD 51 and CHLD 90.4; Eligibility for ENGL1A; Prior work experience in a licensed early childhood education program

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces students to the administration of early childhood programs including program types, fiscal and personnel management, regulations, laws, program development, analysis of quality criteria and design of policies and procedures. Students will examine administrative tools, philosophies and techniques needed to organize, open and operate inclusive, quality early care and education programs. This course meets requirements for California Child Care Licensing administrator qualifications and the California Preschool Permit Matrix.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHLD 10 and Course Completion of CHLD 90.1
Recommended:Course Completion of CHLD 51 and CHLD 90.4; Eligibility for ENGL1A; Prior work experience in a licensed early childhood education program
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1997Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Explore management techniques and components of equitable, high-quality early care and education programs including fiscal, personnel and regulatory.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of strategic and fiscal planning.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Define and analyze various program management systems, including program development.
2. Identify management strategies that ensure equity and respect for children, families, staff, and colleagues.
3. Outline systems and methods to support sound fiscal operations in a variety of Early Childhood Education (ECE) settings.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of compliance with regulatory systems.
5. Assess various methods and tools for program and personnel evaluation.
6. Examine effective policies and procedures for management, including personnel scheduling and fiscal planning.

Topics and Scope
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I. Program Management
    A. Role of the Administrator
    B. Program types/models
    C. Policies, procedures, and handbooks
    D. Use of technology
    E. Working with boards, families, and community
    F. Advocacy and public policy
II. Regulations
    A. Title 22 and Title 5
    B. Health and Safety codes
    C. Mandated reporting
    D. Americans with Disabilities Act
    E. Emergency preparedness
III. Program Development
    A. Strategic Planning and start-up
    B. Needs assessments
    C. Mission, philosophy, values
    D. Enrollment building and marketing
    E. Facilities
    F. Routines and schedules
    G. Management of the environment
    H. Culture and climate of program
    I. Diversity and inclusion
    J. Schedule and routines
IV. Fiscal Management
    A. Budget development and review
    B. Fiscal reporting and recording
    C. Funding resources and fundraising
    D. Fee schedule and collection
    E. Insurance and liability
V. Personnel Management
    A. Staffing and scheduling
    B. Hiring, review, and evaluations
VI. Program Evaluation
    A. Evaluation tools and quality criteria
    B. Accreditation
    C. Long-range planning

Assignments:
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The course will include some or all of the following assignments:
 
Reading Assignments:
Reading of text and handouts (approximately 20 pages per week).
 
Writing Assignments:
1. Report on a fiscal and/or management system (approximately 1500 words)
2. Written homework assignments based on reading or lecture topics (3-5 assignments of approximately 1500 words each).
 
Problem Solving Assignments:
1. Small group and individual analysis of a variety of program tools, including policies, parent handbooks, and program evaluations.
2. Problem-solving exercises on regulations and fiscal management.
 
Examination Assignments:
1. Midterm and/or final exam.
 
Other Assignments:
1. Presentation on fiscal and/or management systems
2. Participation in discussions and activities in class or online

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Fiscal and/or management system report; written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Analysis of program tools; problem-solving exercises on regulations, and fiscal management
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 15%
Midterm, and/or final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Presentation on fiscal and/or management systems; participation in class activities, and discussions


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Art of Leadership. Neugebauer, Bonnie and Neugebauer, Roger. Exchange Press. 1998 (classic).
Early Childhood Leadership and Program Management Quick Guide. Passe, Angèle Sancho. Redleaf Press. 2022
Instructor prepared materials, including:
Various articles from Child Care Exchange Magazine. Exchange Press

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