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Administration: Human Relations for EC Education (ECE 241)

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:  Human Relations for Early Childhood Education focuses on the human relations component of an early childhood professional's responsibilities.  It includes director-staff relationships, staff development, leadership strategies, parent-professional partnerships and community interaction.

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 knowledge of effective communication skills dealing with children, families, staff, other professionals and community volunteers.
2.  Define and discuss the human relations and advocacy components of an early childhood professional's responsibilities.
3.  Identify the quality of an early childhood program from a human relations standpoint.
4.  Explore strategies for connecting to and communicating with families and the community.
5.  Analyze the qualities of leadership including mission, vision, goal setting, team building and strategic planning.
6.  Develop and demonstrate reflective listening and conflict resolution skills and mentoring strategies to use with staff and families.
7.  Practice making ethical decisions using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct (including children, families, co-workers and community stakeholders).
8.  Respect differences in roles among early intervention team members and follow chain of command to address policy questions, system issues and personnel practices.
9.  Practice competence, integrity and sound judgment within one's skill limits and request direction, instruction, guidance and feedback for new or unfamiliar tasks.

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