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.
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:
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Statement of Commitment & Preamble
- Identify resources that would assist with program funding
- Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities a child care administrator has to‐ staff, children, families, and community
- Identify regulations as it pertains to environment, health and safety, staffing, enrollment, attendance, and program planning and operation
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the content requirements for staff orientation
- Identify appropriate practices for identify and demonstrate an children: components of a lesson plan
- Able to describe the content of the Maryland Model for School Readiness
- Describe how materials, equipment, environment, and staff meet the individual needs for children
- Identify types of staff supervision
- Identify the procedures for reporting child abuse/neglect
- Demonstrate an understanding of the overall cost of child care
- Identify necessary information and format for a business plan
- Define what transition times are and when they occur during the day in the classroom
- Identify assessment tools
- Demonstrate understanding of how to assess and meet the needs of children with special needs
- Identify the challenges and solutions for shared space environments
- Identify community organizations that are available for enrichment activities: sites for field trips, community service organizations, etc.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Ethical Responsibilities to Children
- Identify professional development providers
- Identify components of a mission statement
- Identify Office of Child Care Regulations that monitors the environment for children, staff, and families
- Demonstrate an understanding of Child Care Regulations forms and required documentation
- Identify appropriate practices for identify and demonstrate an children: Identify examples of appropriate activities for different ages
- Able to describe the content of the Maryland Preschool Curriculum
- 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 policies and procedures that are appropriate for the early learning and education environment
- Demonstrate an understanding of the types of child abuse, and signs of abuse and neglect
- Recognize current tuition trends
- Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary content of employee and parent contracts
- Demonstrate understanding that transition times are teaching opportunities and can be useful in classroom management
- Define Developmental screening
- Demonstrate understanding of the components of a curriculum.
- Identify and determine the needs for permanent space environments
- Identify activities related to communicating schedules with parents, forms and permissions
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Ethical Responsibilities to Families
- Demonstrate an understanding of and the benefits that are associated with program accreditation and the Child Care Credential program
- Identify components of a childcare director/administrator job description
- Identify the regulations that monitor the staff role in the development and effectiveness of an environment
- Identify responses to typical daily child care scenarios with solutions that are aligned with Child Care Regulations
- Identify appropriate practices for identify and demonstrate an children: Define Developmentally Appropriate Practice
- Able to describe the content of the State approved curriculums
- Identify materials and equipment for family childcare programs that meet the needs of specific age groups in both shared or permanent space and align with the programs curriculum
- Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with supervision of staff and monitoring performance
- Identify budget line items and basic budget development strategies
- Identify resources that will assist with record keeping
- Identify criteria that should be considered when choosing appropriate transition activities
- Describe components of ASQ
- Identify strategies for selecting curriculum
- Give an example of an environmental blue print for shared and permanent spaces, including outdoor spaces
- Identify safety activities to perform during the field trip
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Ethical Responsibilities to Colleagues
- Identify resources in both the local, state, and national arena that will provide information and referral assistance to staff and parents
- Demonstrate an understanding of classroom capacity, staff to student ratio, and regulations for outdoor play space
- Identify a timeline to prepare for a scheduled licensing visit
- Identify appropriate practices for identify and demonstrate an children: Identify importance of individual planning
- Identify the need for and the requirements that guide professional development plans
- Identify and understand the requirements of Child Care Subsidy (POC), Child and Adult Food Program, MSDE Child Care Credential, Tiered Reimbursement, and the Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund
- Demonstrate an understanding of the information that should be communicated regularly with staff, parents, and the community
- Demonstrate understanding how to effectively use transitions for various age groups and for different parts of the school day
- Give an example of a portfolio or a sample assessment
- Identify information on State approved curriculums and the Maryland Preschool Curriculum
- Identify the role staff plays in the successful creation and maintenance of an environment
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Ethical Responsibilities to Community and Society
- Identify resources and referral programs for children with special needs
- Demonstrate an understanding of staff scheduling and student enrollment aligned with Child Care Regulations
- Describe a staff orientation in accordance with Child Care Regulations
- Identify appropriate practices for identify and demonstrate an children: Teacher directed vs child directed
- Identify needed interview skills
- Demonstrate understanding how to effectively transition children between programs
- Give an example of an effective support systems for the implementation of curriculum and on‐going assessments
- Describe a sample observation of teaching staff and children to determine curriculum effectiveness
- Give an example of staff/child supervision and staff/child ratio policies
- Give example of a transition plan for children entering, moving within, and leaving the program
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.
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.
- Core of Knowledge Awarded:
- To be awarded the core of knowledge hours, learners must pay in full for the class, view all material, pass all review questions, and final test.
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- Payment Policy:
- Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
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.
To successfully complete this online training, you need a computer with internet connection running Google Chrome
web browser. You will also need speakers or headphones to hear the videos and speech accompanied with the content.
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