Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Family Childcare Management

 Title Abbreviation:   FAMILY CHILDCARE MGMT

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    134

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Learn how to manage a family childcare program. Topics include: licensing requirements, record-keeping, relationship building, communication strategies, guiding behavior, and promoting growth and development.


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 ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe strategies for complying with Family Childcare Minimum Licensing Requirements.
  2. Describe strategies for meeting the developmental needs and guiding the behavior of all children in multi-age groups.
  3. Identify strategies for family child care business management including tax planning and record-keeping.
  4. Create written documents, such as a contract and policy handbook, that facilitate communication between the provider and the families.
  5. Develop strategies for creating reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with families.
  6. Articulate knowledge and skills that define Family Childcare Providers as professionals.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Safe, healthy learning environments.
  2. Child growth and development.
  3. Working with a diverse group of families.
  4. Early learning program management.
  5. Age appropriate teaching methods and strategies.
  6. Professionalism and ethical conduct.
  7. Written and verbal communication skills.