Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Administration of Early Childhood Ed

 Title Abbreviation:   ADMINISTRATION OF ECE

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    139

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Develop administrative skills required to develop, operate, manage and improve early childhood education and care programs. Acquire basic business management skills. Explore resources and supports for meeting Washington State licensing and professional NAEYC standards.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Crosswalk program policies and practices with licensing and professional standards.
  2. Create a plan for appropriate staff, food, equipment, materials and programing for specific age groups and settings.
  3. Prepare a balanced budget.
  4. Identify methods for recruiting, hiring, evaluating, supervising, and supporting culturally and linguistically reflective staff.
  5. Describe a variety of strategies for building relationships with all families.
  6. Review tools used to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  7. Apply the NAEYC Code of Ethics in resolving an administrative dilemma (case study).

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Program planning and initiation.
  2. Fiscal planning.
    • Budgeting.
    • Fund raising.
    • Benefits/wages/salaries.
  3. Personnel Equal employment practices.
    • Recruitment/hiring.
    • Staff/supervision development.
    • Evaluation.
    • Dismissal.
  4. Legal issues.
    • Access/inclusion/liability.