Child Care/Education Administrative Overview

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Course Description:
This course provides on-the-job training toward the child development associate credential, occupational certificate, and Associate in Science degree. The student will be assigned a qualified supervisor appointed by the respective agency for which he or she works. The student must comply with the Florida Child Care Professional Credential requirements for internship.


Course Details


Reva Reynolds


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This is not a General Education Course.

CCC Outcome 1: Identify of basic principles of child growth and development.

CCC Outcome 2: Create a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is safe, healthy, respectful and supportive of children and families.

CCC Outcome 3: Develop educational programs that promote the social and emotional development of children.

CCC Outcome 4: Develop educational programs that improve motor, language and cognitive development of children, including literacy development.

CCC Outcome 5: Demonstrate involvement and positive relationships with families and communities.

CCC Outcome 6: Apply principles of screening and assessment.

CCC Outcome 7: Exhibit professionalism in the field of early childhood education.

CCC Outcome 8: Identify and demonstrate effective program management techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Compare child care programs

Identify elements of a mission statement

Conduct a self-evaluation of child care administrator skills

Conduct a program evaluation of an existing child care center and analyze results

Review existing personnel policies for a child care center

Identify how learning styles of adults affect the work environment of a child care center

Identify elements of a child care budget

Identify strategies related to tuition

Analyze a mock child care budget

Identify marketing strategies to promote a child care business

Define and analyze federal laws and regulations related to operating a child care business

Identify Florida ‘s child care rules and regulations using several scenarios

Identify essential elements (which includes family involvement in developing lesson plans) of a lesson plan that is based on the principles of child development and conduct a review of an existing lesson plan

Identify elements of an inclusive child care environment and conduct a “walk through” observation using a checklist of elements of an inclusive environment; identify assessments commonly used in child care settings and identify how the results are used /shared with families; identify the process for obtaining accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the role of families in the process.

CCC 1, CCC 3

Report, Presentation


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will facilitate class discussions and/or interactions, provide reading materials on professional education and related articles, evaluate clinical experiences and associated papers/journals, and conduct formal evaluations of student lessons/portfolios.


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