2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECE 240 - Child Care Administration

3 CR
This course is based on NAEYC standards for the administration of childcare centers. Students examine the childcare administrator’s role in directing successful early childhood centers. Topics include safety, child care licensing laws, sound health and nutrition practices, business practices, communication skills, professionalism, personnel management, policy development, accreditation standards, and ethical decision making. Each student will be required to spend one to two clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times, which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  or ENGL 151 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Argue the skills necessary to be a successful administrator of an early childhood center including the roles of leading staff and communicating with boards, owners, and families.
  2. Justify policies and actions necessary to establish and run a center-based program within the framework of Michigan Licensing Regulations and NAEYC Standards.
  3. Examine NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and its impact on early childhood programming including advocating for young children and their families.
  4. Evaluate NAEYC Standards and State of Michigan Quality Standards and their impact on center-based early childhood programs.