Oct 04, 2022  

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CD 210W - Child Care Program Management

Credits: 3
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.

Prerequisite(s): CD 117W , LWT 165  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. 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.
    1. Organize a program management file using resources from previous courses and practicum teaching assignments.
    2. Write a personal philosophy and program developmental goals.
    3. Develop written policies as required by licensing regulations for:
      1. programming,
      2. discipline,
      3. nutrition, and
      4. admission.
  2. The student will develop a parent information handbook with detailed program policies.
    1. Write detailed policies for parent information, including: .
      1. tuition,
      2. contract,
      3. schedules,
      4. health policy,
      5. emergencies,
      6. accidents,
      7. weather concerns,
      8. a newsletter.
  3. The student will develop a staff information manual of procedures.
    1. 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.
  4. The student will prepare a resume for the Delta College Placement Office.
  5. The student will write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
    1. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE), or the language of instruction.
    2. Articulate important ideas.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to move between generalization and details.
    4. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.
  6. Promote writing tasks to promote learning.
    1. Understand and analyze information in written form.
    2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
    3. Evaluate the information.

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