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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECE 617 - Integration Seminar in Children’s Program Administration (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: Permission of the Academic Director.
In this culminating seminar, the framing question will be “How can we best use what’s been learned about Management and Administration, about Children, Families and Curriculum, to improve program quality?” We’ll consider how to fill in the gaps between current realities and vision, keeping in mind program demographics and its effect on planning and the impetus for change. Logs and journals will be created to help reflect upon a growing awareness of effective leadership, particularly as observed through the director’s interactions with a program’s various constituencies. Seminar participants will work collaboratively, building support and networking skills, as well as an awareness of available resources to support directors’ efforts. Avoiding burnout will be explored. Being part of a professional support group will be encouraged, as will being a strong advocate for Early Childhood Education.