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Child Care Program Management

CD 210W

Child Care Program Management

CD 210W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: CD 117 and LWT165.

Provides the student with the capstone course for obtaining an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Child Development. Details all facets of program management in a licensed facility. Introduces the student to developing techniques used in writing a parent program handbook, as well as a staff manual of policies and procedures. Instructor permission required to enroll in this course. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

The student will be able to meet at least the minimal requirements for opening and operating a child development facility according to the State of Michigan licensing rules and regulations.

Objectives:

  • Organize a program management file using resources from previous courses and practicum teaching assignments.
  • Write a personal philosophy and program developmental goals.
  • Develop written policies as required by licensing regulations for: 1) programming, 2) discipline, 3) nutrition, and 4) admission.

The student will develop a parent information handbook with detailed program policies.

Objectives:

  • Write detailed policies for parent information, including: .1) tuition, 2) contract, 3) schedules, 3) health policy, 4) emergencies, 5) accidents, 6) weather concerns, 7) a newsletter.

The student will develop a staff information manual of procedures.

Objectives:

  • Write detailed policies for staff information, including: 1) job descriptions, 2) salary scale and benefits, 3) absences and vacation days, 4) promotion and job retention, 5) hiring and dismissal procedures.

The student will prepare a resume for the Delta College Placement Office.

The student will write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.

Objectives:

  • Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE), or the language of instruction.
  • Articulate important ideas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to move between generalization and details.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.

Promote writing tasks to promote learning.

Objectives:

  • Understand and analyze information in written form.
  • Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
  • Evaluate the information.