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Effective: Summer 2011
CHLD 91ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION: ADULT SUPERVISION & LEADERSHIP4 Unit(s)

Advisory: Advisory: Completion of 9 units of child development courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Identify the developmental learning stages of teachers and other adults in an early care and education program.
  • Identify leadership styles and assess one's own leadership development.
Description -
Methods and principles of supervising adults in early care and education programs. Study of the supervisory process, professional conduct, communication, assessment, organizational climate, leadership styles, ethics and career development. Fulfills requirement of CA Child Development Permit Matrix and Mentor Teacher course.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Review and identify the developmental learning stages of administrators, teachers and other adults in the early care and education program.
  2. Identify individual roles and behavior as it relates to the development of group dynamics and staff interaction.
  3. Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to the wide range of personal styles and cultural differences in communication, leadership and group interactions.
  4. Use a variety of program and professional assessment tools designed for program assessment, identifying leadership style, group dynamics and personality characteristic of self and others.
  5. Identify performance appraisal methods including development of job expectations, coaching, regular supervisor conferences, self-reflections techniques and various performance appraisal instruments.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Review and identify the developmental learning stages of administrators, teachers in the early care and education program. (Lec)
    1. Development stages of the administrator
      1. Beginning
      2. Extending
      3. Maturing
    2. Developmental stages of the teacher
      1. Survival
      2. Consolidation
      3. Renewal
      4. Maturity
  2. Identify individual roles and behavior as it relates to the development of group dynamics and staff interaction. (Lec)
    1. Group dynamics and its impact on individual roles and communication processes
    2. The organizational culture
  3. Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to the wide range of personal styles and cultural differences in communication, leadership and group interactions. (Lec)
    1. Personal styles and learned communication behaviors
    2. Communication networks
    3. Cultural aspects of communication and supervisor-employee interactions
  4. Examine a variety of program and professional assessment tools designed for program quality assessment, identifying leadership style, group dynamics and personality characteristics of self and others. (Lec)
    1. Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS)
    2. Program Assessment Scale (PAS)
    3. NAEYC Accreditation Criteria
    4. CA Desired Results (DRDP)
    5. CA Preschool Learning Foundations
  5. Identify performance appraisal methods including development of job expectations, coaching, regular supervisor conferences, self-reflections techniques and various performance appraisal instruments. (Lec)
    1. Principles of evaluation and assessment of teachers, children, classroom and program
    2. Observation, documentation, collaboration, coaching for better performance, supervision and mentoring behaviors of an administrator
    3. Conferencing, quality assurance and standards
    4. Team building, motivating staff and avoiding burnout
    5. Progressive corrective action and termination of an employee
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Application of methods and principles of adult supervision in case study of an early care and education program.
  2. Using an assessment tool designed for program assessment, identifying leadership style, organizational climate or personality characteristics.
  3. Oral and written reports
  4. Tests
  5. Final reflection paper
Representative Text(s) -
Sciarra, Dorothy and Anne Dorsey, Leaders and Supervisors in Child Care Programs. Albany, N.Y.: Delmar Publishers, 2002. This text remains relevant to the course.
Bruno, Holly Elissa,Leading on Purpose: emotionally Intelligent Early Childhood Administration. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2009.
Carter, M. and Curtis, D. ,The Visionary Director: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing and Improvising in Your Center. 2nd Edition. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2010.

Disciplines -
Child Development
 
Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Cooperative learning and small group activities
  3. Discussion of assigned readings
  4. Oral presentations
  5. Guest speakers and panelists
 
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading and study of the text.
  2. Reading and written response to test questions, assignments and relevant articles and online reading material.
  3. Reaction writing assignments to guest speakers, video viewings, and experiences such as research projects and field trips.
  4. Research, planning and written evaluation of individual or group creative projects.