Persons following the Preschool and Childcare Administration degree concentration
may seek careers in the administration of early childhood programs including child
care centers, both for-profit and nonprofit; private and public pre- kindergarten
programs; Head Start; preschools; parents' day out programs; before and after school
care; and centers for children with special needs. It also serves persons with experience
in childcare settings from a wide variety of backgrounds, including childcare volunteers
and aides, as well as teachers and directors. In addition to the core content of early
childhood professional knowledge, the concentration contains coursework to develop
skills in fiscal management, recruiting and hiring personnel, health and safety management,
board relations, marketing and public relations, and liaison with professional associations
and regulatory agencies.
Note: Students interested in receiving an Early Childhood teacher license (pre kindergarten
through third grade) should pursue a major in Human Development and Learning with
a concentration in Early Childhood Education; this major is offered by the Department
of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
This program does not lead to Teacher Licensure.
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