EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS & THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
This is the fourth of six courses designed to prepare participants to receive a credential as a child care administrator. Like the other five courses, it is developed to meet the needs of those who are employed or would like to be employed as administrators in child care programs, Head Start, nursery schools, school age programs, family child care, child welfare service agencies, public and private schools and other early care and education programs. This course covers the external factors and relationships that provide constraints and opportunities that affect an organization’s quality and ability to survive. It includes predicting supply and demand, marketing, licensing and other required regulation, funding, accreditation, external evaluation, collaboration with community organizations and agencies, public policy issues in early care and education, advocacy and working for public policy changes.