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Course Information

Each three-unit, academic credit course is 6 weeks in length at a cost of $1,040.

Each course is offered in a hybrid format with face-to-face meetings (one evening per week) at the Child Care Resource Center in San Bernardino and online coursework. Courses will be offered synchronous to students in the High Desert, at the Child Care Resource Center in Victorville (to provide access to those located in that area).

Program Totals

Courses 4
Tuition $4,160
Units 12
Length 6 months

Course Schedule

2021 (Tentative)

Course Dates
Leadership in Early Childhood Education January 5 - February 9, 2021
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management February 16 - March 23, 2021
Early Childhood Human Resources & Community Engagement April 6 - May 11, 2021
Mentoring and Adult Supervision May 18 - June 22, 2021

Course Descriptions

HD582D: Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Learn about leadership skills that can be applied to the early childhood education setting. Specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to assess your own leadership style and how to use your strengths to serve others. Discuss common challenges within leading in an early childhood program and strategies to problem solve. Understand how to set goals with specific steps to reaching the goals. (3 units)
HD582D: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management in Early Childhood
Learn what is entrepreneurship and how it connects to early childhood care and education. Begin to identify your own entrepreneurial mindset. Examine typical challenges of business ownership. Learn vital small business skills such as legal considerations, how to make data-driven decisions, and strategies to be fiscally sustainable early childhood programs. (3 units)
HD582D: Early Childhood Administration and Community Engagement
Identify methods of employee performance appraisals. Examine considerations for hiring and job descriptions. Consider key components of creating mission statements and program philosophies.  Examine the importance of high quality work environments and compensation for employees. Learn strategies and benefits to community engagement. (3 units)
HD582D: Mentoring and Adult Supervision
Learn different methods of mentoring. Use your leadership style, identified in the Leadership in Early Childhood Education course, to connect with mentoring adults. Discuss common challenges of adult supervision. Learn how to provide effective feedback and ways to track mentee progress. Learn strategies to support adults developing and achieving goals. (3 units)