A. Course Description:
4.5 CEUs 4.1/5
Looking to forward your child care career into an Administrative role? In this training, students will learn to administer and manage their child care program according to state and government regulations. Topics include Maryland state requirements and compliance standards, licensing, insurance, staffing, financial recordkeeping, staff training requirements, managing staff, community involvement, marketing and curriculum planning. This certification course satisfies the MSDE requirement for 45 hours of administrative training for child care center directors. You must successfully complete the training in its entirety to receive your certificate. No refunds are given after purchase.
B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
Online class has no classroom meetings. You will have immediate access to your training after registering. Students have up to six months from the date of purchase to complete their training. Students are required to take this training on a desktop or laptop using Google Chrome. At this time the training Will NOT work on a phone or tablet.
NOTE: If you have been issued a voucher from MSDE for this course it MUST be completed 2 weeks before the expiration date that is on your voucher. Please check your voucher for this date.
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
C. Learning Methodology:
- Explain the importance of using contracts and employee training & screening procedures.
- Explain the impact of stress on health and environment.
- Identify common mental health disorders in children and the importance of early intervention.
- Identify procedures that will promote a safe environment (indoor and outdoor).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the OCC feeding regulations and monitoring requirements.
- Demonstrate understanding of the content and implications of OCC environment regulations and supervision requirements
- Identify resources addressing health, safety and nutrition topics (CPR, 911, CDC, WIC, Poison Control)
- Demonstrate how to develop policies and procedures that promote good hygiene
- Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how appropriate material and equipment promotes play.
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate child abuse reporting process
- Identify adaptations to materials and equipment for children with diagnosed special needs or delay
- Identify resources for referral and specialized services.
- Define Developmentally Appropriate Practice
- Identify curriculums specific to children birth through age three
- Identify strategies for effective communication with families.
- Identify State recommended curriculum.
- Identify assessment tools.
- Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with all children and youth.
- Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with community members and organizations.
- Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with families.
- Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with staff and administrators.
- Recognize the importance of a positive and respectful attitude in working with all children and their families.
- Describe the importance of learning centers in the early childhood education environment.
- Describe the primary learning centers and their components.
- Identify effective strategies for interviewing potential new staff.
- Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
- Demonstrate an understanding of potential violations of confidentiality and take steps to reduce the risk of occurrence.
- Define the meaning of professionalism in child care.
- Define differentiated instruction in early childhood education and describe how it may look in the classroom.
- Demonstrate understanding of using assessment and observation for short and long term goal development for special needs
- Identify the key elements of an effective staff mentor program.
- Identify strategies in promoting sound health and safety principles for in child care.
- List the steps to complete a report on abuse and neglect.
- List which professions are mandated reporters.
- Describe how materials, equipment, environment, and staff meet the individual needs for children
- Identify materials and equipment for center childcare programs that meet the needs of specific age groups in both shared or permanent space and align with the programs curriculum
- Identify materials and equipment for childcare programs that meet the needs of specific age groups in both shared or permanent space and align with the programs curriculum
- Identify appropriate practices for children.
- Explain when to report child abuse
- Distinguish appropriate indoor safety concerns
- Distinguish appropriate outdoor safety concerns.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Statement of Commitment & Preamble
- Identify necessary information and format for a business plan
- Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary content of employee and parent contracts
- Demonstrate an understanding of the overall cost of child care
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
- Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives, and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with that.
- Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
- Identify strategies to make connections and interact substantively with those who are different from oneself
- Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
- Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment.
- Define culture and cultural competency
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to create a natural outdoor environment that includes different colors, sounds, textures, and scents
- Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with staff supervision and monitoring performance
- Demonstrate understanding of how to assess and meet the needs of children with special needs.
- Demonstrate understanding of the components of a curriculum.
- Define what is an emergency and the legal requirements for emergency preparedness for child care professionals.
- Identify appropriate supervision practices for children during transportation and field trips.
- Demonstrate understanding of the steps and procedures for reporting accidents
- Demonstrates understanding of the importance of room arrangement/environment.
- Demonstrates understanding of community organizations that support early childhood programs.
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the content requirements for staff orientation.
- Demonstrate how environment and equipment modifications support individual needs for school-age children.
- Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an administrator in a child care program.
- Identify the regulations that monitor the staff role in the development and effectiveness of an environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of transitions within a child care program.
- Identify the challenges and solutions for shared space environments.
- Identify types of supervision.
- Identify and understand the requirements of various programs in the State of Maryland.
- Identify professional development providers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of accreditation and credentialing in Maryland.
- Identify resources that provide information/referral assistance.
- Identify community organizations for enrichment activities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of staff scheduling and student enrollment aligned with Child Care Regulations.
- Demonstrate understanding of effective listening skills in childcare.
- Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
- Recognize current tuition trends
- Demonstrate appropriate/effective responses as they relate to a variety of typical child care scenarios.
- Identify budget line items and basic budget development strategies
- Demonstrate an understanding of the information that should be communicated regularly with staff, parents, and the community
Online material will be presented in the form of slides,
accompanied with speech. Videos will be used to demonstrate ideas and concepts. Charts and tables
will be used for illustration.
No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.
E. Proprietary or conflict of interest disclosure:
Unless otherwise stated in the course description none of H & H subject matter experts and editor has any conflict or proprietary interests related to the material they prepared in this course.
F. Logistics/Required Technology:
A stable internet connection is required for the completion of this course. Users are highly encouraged to take their online course on Google Chrome
on either a laptop or desktop computer. Speakers and/or headphones are also required to hear speech.
G. Learning Assessment Method:
Learners will be assessed through questions after every section is completed. Learners will not be
allowed to proceed to the next section of the training until all questions have been answered correctly.
Learners will be presented with a final test composed of true/false and multiple choice questions.
Upon successful completion of the training, learners will receive their certificate by email.
- H. Criteria to earn CEUs:
- Certificates are awarded when the following criteria have been met by the learner:
- Class has been paid in full
- All material has been reviewed
- All review questions and final test have been completed with a passing score of 80% or higher.
- I. Support Services:
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- J. Payment Policy:
- Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
K. Please read carefully:
You are purchasing a session of an online training that includes online assessments.
Your certificate will be emailed to you once you pass the final exam with a passing grade of 80%.
Your certificate will bear the name you provided to us when you signed up.
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