BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-264 - Respectful Leadership II - 3.00 Credits

AECL-264 - Respectful Leadership II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will study issues which students may face as future daycare supervisor and/or potential administrators. The students will examine sound program management, fiscal management, licensing, personal management and organizational structure with regards to infant/toddler programs and inclusive programs. Additionally students will discuss respectful leadership with regards to transformational and transactional leadership styles.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : AECE/AECL certificate or equivalent
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy. Projects in this course may include research papers, small group and partner work, directed discussion questions, debates, scenarios, webbing, pod exercises, journal writing, paraphrasing, and review of journal articles.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • describe the BC Child Care Licensing Regulations Act;
  • describe the BC Community Care Facility Act;
  • 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;
  • outline leadership roles as they pertain to working with peers, families, communities and professions;
  • define your values, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior as they connect to working with children and families in a professional and personal context;
  • construct human resources policies and procedures with regards to recruitment, hiring performance and unions;
  • define the role of an administrator and supervisor in an early childhood setting in relation to by:
  • o describing the rights of the child;
    o developing the systems with which children function in;
    o describing a variety of effective communication skills for families about their child’s growth and development using non-verbal, verbal and written forms; o describing cultural, anti-bias, and inclusive strategies;
    o analyze the importance of budgeting and financial planning; and,
    o construct, implement, and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
  • analyze family inclusion and support by:
  • o demonstrating a knowledge of and respect for cultural, socio-economic and diversity in families; o imparting information about child care, resources, referrals, government policies and legislation; and,
    o advocating family involvement in policy and programming decisions;
  • describe the stages of leadership;

  • compare transformational and transactional leadership styles by:
  • o defining each term; and, o distinguishing the characteristics of each;
  • analyze how leadership skills can be used to support families with regards to culture, socio-economic status, family diversity, information on child care and resources, and promoting family involvement in policy and programming decisions;

  • describe how administrators share information appropriately with other community services and supports as well as contribute to individual service plans; and,

  • describe how an administrator communicates effectively, builds relationships with children, staff and other workers, and builds a repertoire with community members and services.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Chandler, Karen. Administering for quality: Canadian early childhood development programs. Current edition. Toronto, ON. Pearson Education.
  • Legislative Assembly. British Columbia child care B.C. act. Current edition. Victoria, BC. Queen's Printer.
  • Legislative Assembly. British Columbia child care licensing regulations. Current edition Victoria, BC. Queen's Printer.
  • Legislative Assembly. Community care and assisted living act. Current edition. Victoria, BC. Queen's Printer.
  • Legislative Assembly. Child care subsidy regulation and subsidy act. Current edition. Victoria, BC. Queen's Printer.
  • Ren, D., Sullivan, E. Learning to lead: effective leadership skills for teachers of young children. Current edition. St. Paul, MN. Redleaf Press.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca.
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 31, 2012.