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Administration of EC Care and Education Programs (ECE 240)

Course Number

This course is not available through the PDIS. 

How to Register

Please contact your local community college for more information on course availability. For information on community college locations, visit “Our Colleges” on the Colorado Community College System website

Course Description

Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs examines Colorado's licensing requirements, as well as quality standards, pertaining to the operation of programs for young children.  This course focuses on the director's administrative skills and role as a community advocate for young children.  Addresses ages birth through age 12.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for students currently enrolled in one of Colorado's Community Colleges and wishing to improve their skills, attain an early childhood certification, or attain an Associate's degree.


Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate familiarity with Division of Child Care licensing requirements for the State of Colorado for Child Care Centers including:  staff requirements, program requirements and administrative records requirements.
2.  Identify Quality Standards for programs for young children using nationally recognized Quality Rating Systems, NAEYC Accreditation and Colorado Department Building Blocks.
3.  Compare the Colorado Department of Human Services rules for licensing child care centers, the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Accreditation Standards, and the Colorado Quality Standards for Early Childhood Programs.
4.  Demonstrate skills needed to operate an early childhood center.
5.  Demonstrate the basic knowledge of budget and finance related to the viability of a child care center.
6.  Demonstrate skills needed to identify staff qualifications, including:  Infant Nursery Supervisory, Toddler Teacher and Early Childhood Teacher in an early childhood setting and evaluate their associated job descriptions.
7.  Evaluate a staff handbook to determine if it complies with various laws (i.e., ADA, IDEA, Workman's Comp, EEO, etc.).
8.  Evaluate a parent handbook to determine compliance with licensing.

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