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Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs.

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Early childhood child care training can be fun, interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been offering professional development classes for over 30 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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Learning Outcomes for Child Care Administration

Lesson 1: The Director as Personnel Manager, Part I

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • identify the scope of the job of director of an early childhood program.
  • describe effective written personnel policies and adequate personnel policy statements.
  • describe the importance of the interviewing and hiring process and appropriate interview techniques on the success of an early childhood program.
  • describe the importance of developing staff strengths through staff development activities.

Lesson 2: The Director as Personnel Manager, Part II 

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • describe strategies for communicating effectively with staff members.
  • name strategies for increasing staff members’ job satisfaction and performance.
  • identify techniques for conducting effective staff meetings.
  • describe techniques for effective staff evaluation.

Lesson 3: The Director as Problem Solver

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • describe the value and techniques of building a team attitude among staff members.
  • identify techniques for effective problem solving.
  • name strategies for turning problem makers into problem solvers.
  • identify techniques for managing change within an early childhood facility.

Lesson 4: The Director’s Financial and Board Responsibilities 

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to:

  • describe the basic components of financial planning.
  • name general rules regarding keeping business accounts.
  • identify the role of an early childhood facility’s board of directors.
  • list differences in the perspectives of the board of directors, the director, and the staff.
  • describe strategies to improve communication between the early childhood facility director and the board of directors.
  • identify the responsibilities of early childhood staff members as defined by the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.

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