This course provides information relevant to establishment, management, oversight, and day-to-day operation of a child care facility. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 focuses on the business aspects of commercial child care. It describes how to manage a business and presents sound professional practices. It discusses related activities including staffing a facility, assessing organizational strengths and weaknesses, and gaining required accreditation. It also details some practices associated with operating a successful child care enterprise including risk management, environmental safety, and programs for multilingual children.

Semester 2 discusses potential personal/personnel issues including time management, conflict resolution, sexual harassment, and stress management. It also describes techniques and procedures for preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse, protecting against bloodborne germs, understanding prescription labels, transitioning children to kindergarten, and working with children with disabilities.

1 Credit

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Semester 1

  • Managing your Child Care Business
  • Professional Practices
  • Staffing Child Care Programs
  • Assessing a Child Care Program
  • Assessing Child Care Business Practices
  • Early Childhood Program Accreditation
  • Early Childhood Programs for Multilingual Children
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Safety
  • Child Care I: Semester 1 Test

Semester 2

  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution for Adults
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness
  • Stress Management
  • Child Abuse: Identification and Prevention
  • Child Abuse: Physical Abuse Awareness
  • Child Abuse: Sexual Abuse Awareness
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Reading Prescription Labels
  • Transitioning to Kindergarten
  • Working with Children with Disabilities
  • Child Care I: Semester 2 Test
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