Early Childhood Program Administration - online course

Early Childhood Program Administration - $120

53 Included resources
IACET accredit provider CEUs

3.2 CEUs


Directors in childcare programs need to understand a variety of business and management practices as well as components of professionalism. Administrators who have adequate training in program planning and development and professionalism and leadership, are better capable of developing and maintaining a successful program. Learn the skills necessary to plan, budget, staff, and monitor your childcare program while supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion with children, families, and staff.

B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Identify different types of risk management common in child care.
  2. Explain the importance of using contracts and employee training & screening procedures.
  3. Explain the impact of stress on health and environment.
  4. Identify ways to help parents and infants/toddlers handle separation and attachment.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of developing strategies for involving parents in the child care setting.
  6. Recognize informal and formal assessments to plan activities, individualize programs, and improve program quality.
  7. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with all children and youth.
  8. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with community members and organizations.
  9. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with families.
  10. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with staff and administrators.
  11. Identify effective strategies for interviewing potential new staff.
  12. Identify the importance of professional development for child care professionals and strategies to make meaningful choices.
  13. Recognize the importance of problem solving and conflict resolution strategies with community members and families
  14. Demonstrate an understanding of potential violations of confidentiality and take steps to reduce the risk of occurrence.
  15. Define the meaning of professionalism in child care.
  16. Identify and contemplate bias and explore anti-bias approaches that support working with children and families.
  17. Define the term multiculturalism and how it relates to the child's environment.
  18. Identify the key elements of an effective staff mentor program.
  19. Identify the symptoms and signs of poor time management in the child care environment.
  20. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Statement of Commitment & Preamble
  21. Identify necessary information and format for a business plan
  22. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary content of employee and parent contracts
  23. Demonstrate an understanding of the overall cost of child care
  24. Demonstrate an understanding of how to be open to new perspectives and diverse others.
  25. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse perspectives, and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with that.
  26. Identify ways to reflect on one's own personal perspectives with courage and/or humility
  27. Identify strategies to listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar
  28. Identify strategies to make connections and interact substantively with those who are different from oneself
  29. Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
  30. Identify ways to interact respectfully and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts
  31. Define culture and cultural competency
  32. Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with staff supervision and monitoring performance
  33. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of culture and diversity in relation to school readiness.
  34. Identify a variety of marketing platforms to promote childcare programs.
  35. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the content requirements for staff orientation.
  36. Identify positive leadership techniques.
  37. Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an administrator in a child care program.
  38. Demonstrate an understanding of transitions within a child care program.
  39. Identify types of supervision.
  40. Define what it means to be a mentor.
  41. Explain the importance of two-way communication.
  42. Explain the value of self-evaluation and reflection.
  43. Demonstrate understanding of the content and implications of environment regulations and supervision requirements
  44. Identify the different roles and responsibilities of a coach and of a mentor.
  45. Define SMART goals and describe its historical context.
  46. Define the role of a Coach for child care providers
  47. Describe the importance of responding sensitively to differences in individual communication styles.
  48. Recognize the importance of maintaining confidentiality and privacy in communication with staff.
  49. Describe ways child care professionals can support advocacy issues.
  50. Describe ways child care professionals can display leadership with families and the community.
  51. Describe new methods to increase the positive emotional climate within a childcare program.
  52. Identify the aspects of establishing a family child care business.
  53. Demonstrate an understanding of child care policies, licensing regulations, and legal and advocacy issues.
  54. Identify resources that will assist with record keeping.
  55. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and components of a mission statement.
  56. Identify the importance of problem-solving and conflict-resolution strategies with colleagues and administrators.
  57. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
  58. Recognize current tuition trends
  59. Identify budget line items and basic budget development strategies
  60. Demonstrate an understanding of the information that should be communicated regularly with staff, parents, and the community
Criteria to earn CEUs:
Certificates are awarded when the following criteria have been met by the learner:
  1. Class has been paid in full
  2. All material has been reviewed
  3. All review questions and final test have been completed with a passing score of 80% or higher.
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.

Learning Methodology:
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.

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.

Payment Policy:
Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.

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.

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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%.

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No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.

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Hours breakdown

32 PRO

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