ECE 2525 - Supervision of Early Childhood Education

Fall 2011 (Section #7229)

Online Course Information Page

Instructor: Kate Ashbey
Phone: 530-953-8984

This course is offered completely online

Registered students: The course will be available beginning Monday, August 15, 2011. To access the course follow these instructions exactly:

Go to: and login using your user id and password.

Instructions how to log into Etudes can be found here:

Wait list students: The college will notify you via your COS e-mail if a space becomes available. You will have 48 hours to verify your enrollment, so check that account frequently!

Below you will find some information about the course – a full syllabus will be provided on the first day of class.

Required Texts:
The Art of Leadership: Managing Early Childhood Organizations, Revised Edition
Edited by Bonnie and Roger Neugebauer
ISBN: 0-942702-24-7

Program Administration Scale: Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management
Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom
ISBN: 0-8077-4528-6

Required materials: Computer with Internet and e-mail.

Catalog and schedule description:
A course of study that familiarizes students with the duties of a supervisor/director in a preschool setting. Emphasis will be placed on staff development and working with parents.

This class is degree applicable. There is no prerequisite.

Detailed Course Content and Scope

1. Business of child care
  1. Legal structures
  2. Financial terms and procedures
  3. Fiscal management strategies
  4. Fundraising
2. Personnel management
  1. Personnel policies
  2. Hiring and firing
  3. Staff development
  4. New Staff orientation
3. Community relations
  1. Policies and procedures for parents
  2. Parent education and volunteering
  3. Marketing and public relations
  4. Community projects
  5. Fundraising