Advance your career in early childhood education from classroom teacher to site administrator through our versatile program designed for working professionals. Use the tools you already have to foster a more comprehensive understanding of early child care, while learning to supervise, mentor and assess staff and communicate effectively with parents. Developed around Community Care Licensing, Title 22 and California Department of Education, Title 5; this program was developed to help you learn how to employ best practices throughout your program to create a functional, safe and flourishing environment for children and their families. Advance your career to the next level; shape your leadership role, learn from experienced instructors and sharpen your expertise in the field of early child care.
Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 24 Units
Roles and responsibilities of the site administrator in both private and public early child care programs
Principles of launching an educationally and financially sound program
State licensing requirements
Methods for supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, parents, and volunteers in early child care settings
Adult-child and child-child relationships and their influence on shaping behavior
Health, nutrition and safety components of early care and education
Approaches to involving parents in the education of young children
Individuals who have already completed the Professional Program in Teaching in Early Child Care Settings (or equivalent) and plan to become an early care administrator, apply for a Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor or Director Child Development Permit, and/or pursue a bachelor of arts degree or higher in Child Development.
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Choose your Favorite from Elective, One is Required
Elective (Required (3 Units )
Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood StudiesSupervised field experience at the UCR Child Development Center or in another local center-based early childhood setting that implements a program under the requirements of the Child Development Division of the California State Department of Education or is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC).