Department: ECD Early Education and Child Development
Subject: Early Education and Child Development
This course is for students who are interested in the day-to-day operation of managing a facility for young children. Students will examine how to develop, organize, staff, maintain, fund and evaluate quality child care programs and classrooms. Topics also include styles of management, supervision, diversity, developing interpersonal relationships with staff, planning and leading staff meetings, promoting positive staff relationships and professional development. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic setting is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.