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.
There are no prerequisites for this course.