Aug 12, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHC5735 CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION COURSE PROCEDURE


CHC5735 CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in their Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

CHC5735 - Child Care Administration and Organization (3 hrs)

A study of organizational administration of preschool programs including facilities, personnel selection, staffing, scheduling, and budgeting.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

CHC5717 Early Childhood Education
CHC5711 Development of the Young Child
CHC5718 Collaboration with Child, Family, and Community
BUS1330 Business Math

CHC5735 Child Care Administration and Organization should be taken after or concurrently with BUS1425 Human Resource Management

Controlling Purpose:

This course designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning organizational administration of preschool programs according to the state rules and regulations.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation: 

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Overview of Early Childhood Programs

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • List factors that influence early childhood programs.
  • Identify types of early childhood programs.
  • Identify children at risk.

UNIT 2: Constructing the Early Childhhod Program’s Framework

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Discuss the sources for determining the bases for programs.
  • Identify improper sources used to design programs.
  • Report on ways cultural values affect educational emphasis.

UNIT 3: Regulations/Policies

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Request a copy of state licensing requirements.

UNIT 4: Leading and Managing Personnel

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Develop an organizational chart of staffing.
  • Develop job descriptions for staffing early childhood program.
  • Develop a needs assessment survey for program evaluation.
  • Identify methods to improve quality of personal.

UNIT 5: Planning the Physical Facility

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Organize a physical facility.
  • Calculate the sq. feet needed for an average number in a child care center 24 children.
  • Create an activity center for 1 specific age.

UNIT 6: Financing and Budgeting

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify types of budgets.
  • Prepare a start-up budget for a center.
  • Determine a salary ranges for various positions.
  • Research ways to finance early childhood programs.

UNIT 7:  Planning the Children’s Program

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify goals/philosophy for Child Care Program.
  • Plan a program for specific age.

UNIT 8: Providing Nutrition, Health and Safety Services

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define nutrition.
  • Plan menus for your center.
  • Prepare poster that shows basic four food groups.
  • Identify types of records.

UNIT 9: Assessing, Recording and Reporting Children’s Progress

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Identify types of assessment for early childhood.
  • Interview teachers about the difficulties they encounter in record keeping.
  • Collect and analyze, check sheets and report cards used in area of public schools for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and primary grades, programs.

UNIT 10: Working with Families

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…
List benefits of working with parents.

  • Identify legal rights of parents.
  • Plan a parent education activity for your school.
  • Develop a parent handbook.

UNIT 11: Contributing to the Profession

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Discuss professional ethics.
  • Interview a person from another profession about their code of ethics.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore or Instructor for current textbook

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:  

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations,   contact the Disability Services Coordinator.