Management of Childcare Programs   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 650 - Management of Childcare Programs

3 Credit(s)
This course focuses on issues related to business and fiscal management and theories, models, and methods of human resource management in early childhood educational settings. Students will be introduced to processes such as developing reporting procedures, managing budgets, cultivating boards, and setting priorities based on a set of shared values and objectives. The course addresses how to initiate and operate systems that both balance the budget and communicate strategic priorities. Such concepts as cost effectiveness, benefits analysis, and budget forecasting will also be covered. This course introduces students to. The course also emphasizes the importance of developing responsive and clearly articulated policies and procedures, recruiting and developing effective personnel, and maximizing staff retention. Various policies, practices, and systems in human resource management will be examined, particularly in terms of cultural sensitivity and accessibility to individuals with disabilities.