BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-253 - Administration and Planning - 3.00 Credits

AECE-253 - Administration and Planning - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will study issues which students may face as future daycare supervisors and/or potential administrators. The students will examine sound program management, fiscal management, licensing, personal management and organizational structure.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : AECE certificate or equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50%, Mid Term Exam 20%, Final Exam 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
    1. describe the BC Child Care Licensing Regulations Act;
    2. describe the BC Community Care Facility Act;
    3. categorize the roles of government in Aboriginal and non-aboriginal childcare settings including the changes in public social policy that affect children, families, services and communities;
    4. evaluate the curriculum, program and quality of a daycare setting and ensure that the program respects and reflects diversity and cultural values as well as inclusion;
    5. construct human resources policies and procedures with regards to recruitment, hiring performance and unions;
    6. hire a competent Early Childhood Professional;
    7. define the role of an administrator and supervisor in an early childhood setting in relation to;
  • describing the right’s of the child,

  • developing the systems with which children function in,

  • describing a variety of effective communication skills for families about their child’s growth and development using non-verbal, verbal and written forms,

  • describing cultural, anti-bias, and inclusive strategies,

  • 8. analyze the importance of budgeting and financial planning in an early childhood setting;
    9. demonstrate an understanding of working with a board of directors and their role in an EC setting;
    10. construct, implement and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
    11. construct the process for observation, documentation, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in a non-judgmental and unbiased way;
    12. outline a policy that promotes positive development by establishing a safe and nurturing environment, establishing a constructive and trusting relationship with children, families, support staff and staff, and ensuring an environment that promotes self-esteem;
    13. analyze family inclusion and support by:
  • demonstrating a knowledge of and respect for cultural, socio-economic and diversity in families;

  • imparting information about child care, resources, referrals, government policies and legislation;

  • advocating family involvement in policy and programming decisions; and

  • 14. describe a high quality, accessible and comprehensive child care system that contributes to available child care services and supports that meet current needs and communicates about child care and related social issues.
    Text and Materials:
  • Yeates, M., McKenna, D., Warberg, C., Chandler K. (current edition). Administering early childhood settings: The Canadian perspective). Toronto, ON: Prentice Hall.

  • Chandler, K. (current edition). Administering for quality: Canadian early childhood development programs. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.

  • British Columbia Child Care Facility Act. Retrieved from http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/C/01004_01.htm.

  • British Columbia Child Care Regulations. Retrieved from http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/C/01004_01.htm
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved Jan 2008.