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Areas of Study | | EDUC220 syllabus

COURSE TITLE:Day Care Administration
DIVISION:Liberal Arts

This course is designed to develop skills in administration and supervision for students who desire to work in early childhood education centers. Included will be topics such as program planning, selection and use of staff, the role of the administrator and supervisor, administrative tasks, in-service training for staff improvement and community resources for supplementing the center's services. Emphasis will be placed upon social problems, their causes, and ways of alleviating, preventing, or handling them.

Placement into ENGL121.

NOTES: 6 hours observation required.

This course is not available for web registration.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Provide an introduction to knowledge of curriculum development from the view of the administrator through textbook readings and developing activity and lesson plans.
  • Understand the role of the organizer and supervisor of program and staff through hands-on demonstrations and through cooperative group work projects that are evaluated.
  • Gain insight into principles of training for staff selection and use and also in-service training for staff development by developing and sharing a power point presentation for families or staff development and planned cooperative group discussions that are monitored and evaluated.
  • Make budgets, keep records, understand legal responsibilities, and gain an awareness of state and federal forms as evidence in written report assignments.
  • Gain an understanding of social problems, community resources, as well as the legal and moral aspects of the child advocate through developing a Resource Directory.

  • The Numerous Roles and Responsibilities of the Director
  • Variety of Schools and Programs
  • Quality Care
  • Licensing Standards
  • Accreditation
  • Choosing a Facility, Equipment and Supplies
  • Scheduling
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Setting Goals, Planning, and Evaluating Programs
  • Planning for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School Agers
  • Staff Selection, Supervision, Evaluation, Retention, and Development
  • Student Teachers and Volunteers
  • Budget
  • Grant Writing
  • Maintenance, Health, and Safety Considerations for the Center
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Developing Environments
  • Parent Involvement
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Community Resources

Click, Phyllis (2011). Administration of Schools for Young Children (8th edition). United States: Delmar.

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A point system, based on the following criteria, will be used to evaluate the student’s performance in this class.

Discussion Questions (15) 150 points
Assignments 130 points
Projects 220 points

Total 500 points

460-500 pts 92-100% A
420-459 pts 84-91% B
380-419 pts 76-83% C
340-379 pts 68-75% D
Under 340 pts under 68% F


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Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

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