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PDC #1 Introduction to Child Care (Introduction to Program Development) Course includes Online and Face-To-Face sessions   Available Online

 

Learn to work effectively with young children, including children with special needs in this introductory, three-credit course. Explore definitions, roles, ethics and responsibilities as you establish the context for the next three courses of the Program Development Credential. Understand exactly what an early care and education/youth care program is, and what it means to be responsible for developing and implementing a high-quality program.

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This course is inclusive of the DCF 45-hour ICCP training, Introduction to the Child Care Profession

ED POL 381:  Course subject and catalog number

3 credits (undergraduate)

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Know the roles, responsibilities and relationships involved in program development and implementation
  • Understand the primary duties involved in program development and implementation as it relates to the program for children: curriculum, environment, assessment and evaluation, staff development, and full integration of regulatory processes
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and ability to supervise the implementation of child development principles and theories, and developmentally appropriate practice
  • Communicate a solid understanding of brain development and its relationship to the learning environment to teachers, other staff and families
  • Articulate a working knowledge and understanding of the WMELS as the foundation for a high-quality early care and education environment, and develop effective strategies for sharing and implementing the WMELS across the program
  • Establish a program-wide respect for diversity, inclusion and cultural competence in curriculum, relationships and planning
  • Know the importance of effective communication strategies for working with families and staff
  • Understand and supervise the implementation of positive guidance strategies when caring for children

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  Sessions  
Mon., Mar. 10-Sun., May 11 (No class week of 3/17)
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Pam Bennett, M.S., Instructor
Fee: $1011
Program No. ED POL 381
Note: This is a 3-credit course.
Accepting application through 2/24/14, while spots are available.
Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 24
 
Mon., Jun. 9-Sat., Aug 9 (No class week of 6/30)
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Pam Bennett, M.S., Instructor
Fee: $1011
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. ED POL 381
Note: This is a 3-credit course.

Registration Deadline: Mon., May 26
 
Mon., Sept. 22-Sat., Nov. 22
Location: Course includes Online and Face-To-Face sessions
Instructor: Pam Bennett, M.S., Instructor
Fee: $1011
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. ED POL 381
Note: Face-to-Face: Mon., Sept. 22-Fri., Sept. 26, 8:30am-4:30pm
(only required to attend 1 day)
Online: Mon., Oct. 6-Sat., Nov. 22

Face-to-Face days meet at:
4 different locations in Wisconsin (TBD)

This is a 3-credit course.


Registration Deadline: Tue., Sept. 30

 
Mon., Oct. 6-Sat., Dec. 6 (No class week off 11/24)
Location: Available Online
Instructor: To Be Announced
Fee: $1011
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. ED POL 381
Note: This is a 3-credit course.
Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 22
 
For more information, contact:
Miriam Malone, Program Manager, mir@uwm.edu, 414-227-3133
 

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