ECE 350 - Supervision and Administration in Early Childhood Programs

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to understand the importance and application of developmentally appropriate practices and examine the role and responsibilities of the early childhood administrator. The course utilizes national standards (NAEYC Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria) and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct as the underlying framework for the best practice in the administrative realm. This course will explain and discuss the role of the administrator in private, public, and federally-funded schools. It will address various program philosophies, comprehensive programs, methods of managing staff and programs, regulations, facilities, and developing family and community partnerships. This course is designed to meet the requirement for the Connecticut Director’s Credential as the introductory survey course. This course requires the student to meet with a Program Director and/or School Principal. (Su)