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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Early Childhood Administration and Management
Major: 3109
First Term: 2009 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-65
CIPS Code: 13.0401
Initiating College: Rio Salado College
Program Availability: Shared by: GC, MC, RS, SM
Occupational Area: Education and Training
Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Early Childhood Administration and Management is an integrated program of study that provides an educational foundation in early childhood education plus administrative and management courses specifically related to the business needs and practices of early childhood directors, owners and other management-level staff.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
+ indicates course has a prerequisite and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.

Required Courses
 Credits: 35
 CFS206Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration3
 CFS207Organization and Community Leadership in Child and Family Organizations3
 CFS208Child and Family Organizations: Fiscal Management and Grant Writing3
 EED200Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
 EED212Guidance, Management and the Environment3
 EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness3
 EED220Child, Family, Community and Culture3
 EED222Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child3
+EED260Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR 
+EED261Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1)1
+EED278Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/Preschool3
+EED280Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors3
+FCS250Portfolio Development and Professional Writing3
+FCS260Family and Consumer Science Internship1
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 3
Students must select courses from any combination of the following prefixes for a total of 3 credits.
+CFS+++Any CFS Child/Family Studies Course1-3
+CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
+ECH+++Any ECH Early Childhood Education Course1-3
+EED+++Any EED Early Education Course (not in required core)1-3
+ITD+++Any ITD Infant/Toddler Development Course1-3
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 25-27
General Education CoreCredits: 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
+ENG101First-Year Composition (3) AND 
+ENG102First-Year Composition (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
+COM207Introduction to Communication Inquiry (3) OR 
+COM225Public Speaking (3) OR 
+COM230Small Group Communication (3) OR 
+GBS233Business Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment.3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
+MAT102Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3) OR 
+MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR 
+MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR 
+MAT122Intermediate Algebra Accelerated (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment OR 
  Approved mathematics course which is required in a specifict AAS program OR 
  Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 EDU/ENH291Children's Literature3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 CFS205Human Development3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences Area4

Program Competencies
1.Summarize the management and administration of community-based child and family organizations within the context of organizational behaviors, including the functions of administration, structure, and characteristics. (CFS206)
2.Analyze organization and community leadership in community-based child and family services organizations. (CFS207)
3.Differentiate between various leadership styles. (CFS207)
4.Summarize fiscal accountability and management in community-based child and family services organizations. (CFS208)
5.Analyze various types of resource development in community-based child and family services organizations such as grants and private funding. (CFS208)
6.Analyze philosophies of early care and education and articulate arguments and reasons for various types of early childhood programs. (EED200)
7.Describe the history of early childhood education. (EED200)
8.Explain professionalism, ethics, and standards related to the field of early childhood. (EED200)
9.Summarize developmental characteristics of young children and how the characteristics influence behavior. (EED200, EED212)
10.Describe how various environments impacts a child's life. (EED212)
11.Summarize various impacts on discipline perspectives, including family beliefs, cultural beliefs, and the teacher's personal beliefs. (EED212)
12.Explain infection control measures and sanitation techniques for a group setting. (EED215)
13.Summarize various safety procedures related to outdoor activities, playground equipment, transportation policies, and poison control. (EED215)
14.Summarize documentation requirements for documenting health histories, medications, emergencies, daily events, growth, and development in an early childhood setting. (EED215)
15.Explain the importance of a young child's nutritional well-being, including basic nutritional needs and physical fitness. (EED215)
16.Analyze how family, community, and cultural influences impact a child's development. (EED220)
17.Summarize the attachment process from infancy through preschool age that occurs within families and potential personal and societal threats to those attachments. (EED220)
18.Determine how demographics influence early childhood education programs and services, and whether a program serves the child and his/her family within in their community and culture effectively. (EED220)
19.Describe an exceptional learner (birth to 5 years old) and the processes used to identify, assess, and refer an exceptional learner. (EED222)
20.Describe various areas of exceptionality. (EED222)
21.Explain the Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) and their importance. (EED222)
22.Apply early childhood education classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit per semester. (EED260, EED261)
23.Identify and describe the principles of how young children learn. (EED278)
24.Compare and contrast current approaches to curriculum in early childhood settings and use Arizona Early Childhood Standards to explain the components of early learning and special needs curriculum. (EED278)
25.Differentiate between various assessment procedures for early learning. (EED278)
26.Explain factors that may influence early learning curriculum such as individual differences, family values, and community expectations. (EED278)
27.Examine the ethical and legal ramifications of standards, observation, identification, inclusion, and assessment in early childhood. (EED280)
28.Describe the various purposes of observation and assessment and explain the roles and responsibilities of an educational team. (EED280)
29.Use various methods of observation and assessment. (EED280)
30.Demonstrate effective communication techniques with young children, parents, and various educational team members. (EED212, EED280)
31.Demonstrate the ability to use computer software programs and write professional documents demonstrating a purpose, logical organization and inclusion of pertinent information for appropriate audiences. (FCS250)
32.Apply family and consumer science classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit per semester. (FCS260)