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Distance Education · Humanities · Child Dev/Early Chld - CDEC

Administration of Program for Children II

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section NX1 CRN-30488
  • 3 Credits
  • 06/04/2018 to 08/02/2018
  • Modified 05/31/2018

Meeting Times


  • Sunday (12:00 AM)-Saturday (11:59 PM)
  • This class is ON-LINE.

All assignments, assessments and interactions will be accessed through the internet.

Contact Information

Instructor:: Bren McCullar

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM, Bryan Campus - C-271

I am available by appointment.  Office hours for internet courses are varied and sometimes held off-campus.

I am available at additional times by request/appointment.  Please email me at [email protected]


An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis, and planning parent education/partnerships.


Prerequisites: Six hours of child development course work or program coordinator approval.


Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Discuss codes of ethical conduct

2. Explain the administrators role in advocacy

3. Describe interpersonnel management skills including communication skills for effectively administering early care and educational programs

4. Explain legal and ethical issues which impact programs

5. Evaluate fiscal responsibilities of an administrator

6. Examine current technology and issues and how technology is applied to the management of early care and educational programs.

7. Evaluate parent involvement strategies that lead to sucessful parent education/partnerships


The following materials are required at each campus location:

TEXTBOOK:   Administration of Programs for Young Children

                       by:  Phyllis M. Click,  Kimberly A. Karkos,  Cathie Robertson


This is the second course in a three-course series. The portfolio notebook, from CDEC 2326 will  continued to be utilized in this course.

Course Requirements

A major component of each early childhood/child development class at Blinn College is the external learning experience. The external learning experience requires students to participate in 16 hours of observations and activities that reflect the learning objectives of each course. A grade for the external learning experience will include completion of the assigned 16 hours of observations and activities and completion of assignments and reflections based on those observations and activities. This experience must be conducted in a local child care facility, school or educational program. The purpose of the external learning experience is to provide the child development students with approximately  2 hours of field experience with children per week for the ten week term.

Students in this course must submit to and pass a background check including a preliminary, notarized affidavit indicating they have no criminal (or civil) history of child abuse, neglect or endangerment in order to participate in the external learning experience and successfully complete this course.

This course may include but is not limited to the following learning activities: lecture, use of media including but not limited to DVD/video/online video, group discussion, assigned readings from textbook/handouts/supplemental readers, written and oral assignments/projects/presentations/, guest speakers, role-play, demonstrations, and reflections. Course requirements should reflect student learning outcomes and require students to recall, comprehend, apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate course content as it relates to the field of early childhood education.



Grading System:

A 90-100% Excellent

B 80-89% Good

C 70-79% Average

D 60-69% Poor

F Below 60% Failure

I Incomplete

Q Dropped

W Dropped For Good Cause or Withdrew from College



Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Participation/Daily Assignments 25%

Opportunities for student engagement will be provided on a regular basis including daily assignments, bell work, and group participation activities (etc.). 

Exams 25%

This course will include at least two major exams  plus a final exam. Additionally, the average of chapter quizzes will be included in this grade percentage.

Portfolio/Post-test 25%

The course post-test (the post-test is the comprehensive portion of the final exam)  will include a conference with the instructor and a portfolio.

Course Project 25%

Key assessment specific to CDEC 2328-Students will create a plan developing advocacy within a child care center. This key assessment constitutes the final project for the course and will be a demonstration of the student's knowledge and understanding of the learning objectives for this course.

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Humanities Division Policies


Academic Honesty. Academic integrity is taught and enforced in all division classes.  Plagiarism and other dishonesty will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.  Academic dishonesty includes:

  • submitting another person’s work as one’s own,
  • failing to credit research sources in one’s papers,
  • copying or sharing items on a test or exam,
  • colluding inappropriately on an assignment, and/or
  • submitting falsified documents such as doctor’s notes. 

While deliberate intellectual theft signals a lack of respect for oneself and others, careless or accidental plagiarism shows the student has not understood and followed guidelines for academic writing.

As part of the grading process, students in this division submit all major papers through a similarity detection service. An instructor who suspects academic dishonesty will call a conference with the student to clarify the issue. If a student has been found in violation of the Scholastic Integrity Policy, the student’s name will be forwarded to the Blinn College Student Conduct Database. If the student has previously been cited for plagiarism at the College, a grade of F in the course will be assigned, even if the student decides to drop the course.

If it is the student’s first offense, the instructor will decide whether to allow the student to rewrite the paper for a reduced grade or to assign a grade of zero.

If you are having difficulty with an assignment, please get legitimate help from your instructor, the Writing Center, your handbook, or a classmate rather than resorting to plagiarism.  The short- and long-term consequences are simply not worth it.  Please see College Catalog for current policy and appeal statements

Attendance, Absenteeism, Tardy Arrival, and Makeup Work. To succeed in college, students are expected to attend all lecture and laboratory periods in traditional, blended, and online classes at the prescribed time. The division does not condone class cutting by students or walks given by instructors. Instructors will keep accurate records of student attendance, and students are responsible for contacting instructors promptly regarding necessary absences.

Attendance in online classes is determined by the stated instructor policy. To be counted present, students must log in AND complete the minimum specified work.

The stated instructor policy in conjunction with stated College policy will determine whether a given absence is excused and whether a student is allowed to make up missed work.

Please see the College policy addressing civility aspects of tardy arrivals to class.

Papers. Major papers must be submitted on time according to the mode of course delivery and instructor requirements for that course.  Students in all classes will submit their major papers to; students in online or blended classes will follow additional requirements specified by their instructors. Also see Online Course Integrity section above.

Textbook. The assigned textbooks are essential for learning, especially in classes focusing on the study of the written word. Students need the books from the very beginning of the semester and are required to bring the textbook to each face-to-face class unless otherwise instructed. Students registered for online classes or classes using electronic textbooks are also expected to acquire and use the textbook assigned by the course instructor.

Student e-mail accounts. Blinn College assigns every student an email account to facilitate official College correspondence.  Students need to check their Blinn accounts regularly for important communications, including excessive absence reports and emergency announcements.

The Writing Center, Brenham Campus, ACD 9, is a writing lab where students can meet one-on-one with trained writing consultants. ACD 14 is a computer lab available to all current Blinn College students, a quiet place where students can think and study.  For more information, please stop in or telephone (979) 830-4699.

The Writing Center, Bryan Campus, A 118, provides free professional tutoring for individual students in all courses at Blinn College. The Bryan Writing Center is nationally accredited by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Tutors help students correct specific writing weaknesses so they can feel confident in their writing, succeed in all their classes, and work toward educational and career goals.  The Writing Center and the English Department jointly conduct regular workshops for students writing college transfer applications.

While the Writing Center is not an editing service, tutors will work with student writers at any stage of the writing process:

  • understanding an assignment,
  • choosing a topic,
  • brainstorming,
  • planning,
  • revising,
  • editing, and
  • documenting sources.

In short, the mission of the Writing Center is to help all students become better writers. 

Visit  call (979)-209-7591, or stop by Room A 118 to learn more about the online tutoring option for Distance Ed students, to locate a wide variety of helpful handouts, and to make appointments for tutoring.

Online and Off-Campus Writing Center tutors provide feedback within 24 hours to online, blended, or off-campus students in all courses at Blinn College. To access this service, use your Blinn email account to submit a Word document as a file attachment to [email protected]. For more information, call (979) 830-4699.



Date – (start of week)





Course Overview; Technology/e-Campus training/

Complete any needed activity (ch. 5&6) from CDEC 2326

Read Chapter 7- Begin Module






Chapter 7-Module (cont.)

Read Chapter 8



Chapter 7 Module Due

5.4 hours

2 hours-field work



Read Chapter 8-Begin Module-

Establish Course Project Topic



5.4 hours

2 hours-field work



Chapter 8-Complete Module-

Begin work on Course Project

Read Chapter 9 and begin Module

Chapter 8 Module Due

5.4 hours

2.4 hours-field work



Chapter 9 Module (cont.)

Read Chapter 10

Continue working on Course Project

Test One Due

(Chaps. 6-8)

Chapter 9 Module Due

5.4 hours

2 hours-field work



Chapter 10 Module-

Continue working on Project


5.4 hours

2 hours-field work



Chapter 10 Module (cont.)-

Read Chapter 11

Continue working on Course Project

Chapter 10 Module Due

5.4 hours

2 hours-field work



Chapter 11 Module

Complete Course Project

Complete Test Two


Chapter 11 Module Due


Chapters 9-11

5.4 hours

2 hours-field work



Complete Portfolio from 2326 and 2328

Course Project Due



4.8 hours




Complete Final/Portfolio

Complete Course Surveys (Course Complete)

Complete by assigned time





64 hours