Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 230 - Early Childhood Leadership

Examines the leadership of early childhood programs that serve children from infancy through age eight. Topics include leadership theories, leadership traits and dispositions, leadership roles and styles, leadership skills and competencies, and connection between effective leadership and program quality in the context of early childhood education. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly ED 214.

3 semester hours

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

  • Discuss values, beliefs, and theory that shape leadership behaviors.
  • Identify effective leadership traits, dispositions, roles, and styles.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Follow steps and procedures of problem-solving and decision-making process.
  • Discuss the techniques and benefits of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with families, staff, and community.
  • Describe conditions and ideas for conducting successful meetings.
  • Apply effective strategies in organization, time-management, and priorities.
  • Discuss change theory and identify techniques for creating positive change and on-going improvement in early childhood programs.
  • Examine ways to create a climate of trust, collaboration, and inclusion in a center or school.
  • Evaluate the administrator’s role in addressing current issues and challenges facing education professionals, parents, and policymakers.

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