EDEC 306 Design and Management of Infant/Toddler and Preschool Programs

Provides practical, hands-on experiences to future administrators of childcare and child development centers with emphasis on the role of program administrator as mentor, coach and instructional leader. Latest trends affecting the childcare services and workforce, including job descriptions and hiring practices, program evaluation, facility planning and management are addressed. A combined total of 100 fieldwork hours in EDEC 305, EDEC 306, EDEC 307, EDT 302 and EDEC 308. Pre Practicum placement will be scheduled three times a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the pre practicum experience requirements in order to pass the course. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class. 




EDEC 300, SPED 321, EDEC 304 and EDEC 309. Candidate must have completed IT Module 3, and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Modules 1 & 2. Taken concurrently with EDEC 305, EDEC 307, EDT 302 and EDEC 308. Candidates must complete Infant/Toddler Mental Health Module 3.

General Education


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