In this course you will learn about how your roles and responsibilities as a direct care staff member contribute to the quality and organization of your program. Working collaboratively with your colleagues, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate experiences, and aligning curriculum with assessment will also be addressed. You will learn how to use evaluation data to improve program outcomes for children and families and how to be a reflective staff member
Program Management: An Introduction
In this course, you will learn about what program management means for a preschool teacher and about the roles and responsibilities you can assume that contribute to the overall quality of your program.
Working as a Team
This lesson will highlight the importance of teamwork when managing your preschool classroom. You will learn how collaborating with colleagues and family members creates high-quality practices and better outcomes for the children and families in your care. You will also learn the importance of reflecting on your own experiences in teamwork and practices in classroom management.
In this lesson, you will learn how the curriculum planning and the implementation of developmentally appropriate experiences and activities all contribute towards the management of your preschool classroom. You will also explore the importance of professional development and how to become a life-long learner.
Child and Family Services
Family members are the most significant people in young children’s lives, and preschool children develop and learn within all types of families. When you view families as complex systems and you acknowledge their impact in early childhood you are better able to develop partnerships with families, and help create environments that meet the needs of each preschool child in your care. Strong partnerships with families help make the management of your preschool classroom smooth and energized. This lesson shares perspectives for understanding families and provides an introduction to family-centered practice.