View Early Childhood Education Technology A.A.S. (R): 315
View Early Childhood Education Certificate (R): 177
View Early Childhood Leadership and Management Letter of Recognition: 819
New: Effective Semester — Fall 2009
This nine-credit program is designed for early childhood administrators, lead teachers, trainers, and family child care providers. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop and enhance their management and leadership skills. Only ED 215 (one of the three courses) is applied toward A.A.S. Early Childhood Degree Program. [Note: To enroll in any of these three courses, students must either satisfy prerequisites or seek consent of department.]
||Early Childhood Leadership
||Administering Early Childhood Programs
||Integration Seminar in Early Childhood Leadership and Management
Total credit hours 9
Program Outcomes for the Early Childhood Leadership and Management Letter of Recognition
Upon completion of this program 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).
- Use NAEYC accreditation criteria to evaluate the early childhood programs.
- Explain the administrator’s role in advocacy, including current issues, concerns, and challenges facing children, teachers, parents, and the early childhood profession.
- Apply NAEYC code of ethical conduct to deal with ethical issues.
- 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.
- Develop program mission, philosophy, and policies regarding program, staff, parents, and community members.
- Identify effective leadership traits, dispositions, roles, and styles.
- Demonstrate effective leadership skills in communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and self-regulation.
- Discuss change theory and identify techniques for creating positive change and on-going improvement in early childhood programs.
- Apply techniques of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with families, staff, and community.
This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.