Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 227 - Administering Early Childhood Programs

Designed to provide students with management skills necessary to operate an early childhood center or school that serves children from infancy through age eight. Topics include program policies and procedures, government regulations, finance and budget, facility operation, personnel management, health and safety, accreditation systems, and program evaluation and improvement. PREREQUISITE(S): EDUC 136  or its equivalent. Three hours each week. Formerly ED 215.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify public policy issues, state and county regulations, and the accreditation standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).
  • Develop management skills for opening an early childhood center or school, including facility operation, fiscal planning, budget preparation, and budget oversight.
  • Analyze assessment and evaluation tools for curriculum improvement and staff performance.
  • Evaluate personnel policies and procedures required to recruit, hire, retain, manage, and oversee staff.
  • Write professional development plans for classroom teachers and center or school administrators.
  • Explain the administrator’s role in advocacy, including current issues, concerns, and challenges facing children, teachers, parents, and the early childhood profession.
  • Describe policies and procedures related to health, safety, and nutrition.
  • Develop program mission, philosophy, and policies regarding program, staff, parents, and community members.

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