90 Clock Hours
Lecture: 15 Hours | Independent Study: 30 Hours | Practicum: 45 Hours
For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, this course can be applied toward the formal education requirement.
This course addresses the latest trends affecting the child care workforce and provides specific guidance for recruiting, hiring, and retaining quality personnel, including job descriptions and hiring practices. The role of the Program Administrator as a mentor, coach, and instructional leader are covered, along with important business issues within the Administrator’s responsibilities, such as financial planning, and budget development and management, how to use social media effectively, program evaluation, facility planning and management for private child and infant care centers, faith-based center programs, family child care homes, and a variety of other programs including state and federal operations. Students will review governmental regulations, licensing, certifications, and accreditation. PAS – Program Administration Scale is a supplemental component of this course.