Career & Technical Education > Early Childhood Education

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: ECE250

Studies principles and practices in supervision and management of preschool and child care centers, including program planning, organization, budgeting, personnel records, relationships with community resources, regulatory agencies and working with parents.


II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a director.
  • Describe the characteristics of various types of schools and programs.
  • Discuss requirements and factors affecting the opening of a new school.
  • Plan program and curriculum, including goals and objectives.
  • Supervise program and evaluate outcomes.
  • Select, supervise, and evaluate staff.
  • Develop a budget for a school or center.
  • Plan and maintain the physical environment for a school.
  • Identify ways to promote volunteer and parent involvement.
  • List professional organizations for teachers of young children and the publications of those organizations.

III: Course Linkage

This course meets one of the requirements for the A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. It is designed to allow students to:

  • Organize and implement developmentally appropriate environments and curriculum for young children.
  • Demonstrate supervisory and administrative skills including budgeting and the development of parent/teacher relationships.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.

Scheduled ECE-240 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no ECE-240 classes scheduled for this term.