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

Administration of Programs for Children III

  • Fall 2018
  • Section N01 CRN-13011
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 09/03/2018

Meeting Times


  • 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

This course will meet weekly online.

Contact Information

Instructor: Bren McCullar

My cell number will be available in e-campus (D2L)

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4:05 AM to 5:30 AM, D-145 (office)

**I am available at other times on Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays by appointment.


An advanced study of the skills and techniques of administering early care and education programs. Students will define adult learning theory and practice, plan staff development and demonstrate skills in supervision of curriculum planning and delivery.


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

Corequisites:  None

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Define adult learning theory and practice

3. Apply adult learning theory and practice in planning staff development

2. Using appropriate procedures, plan for staff development.

4. Demonstrate skills in supervision of curriculum planning.

5. Describe communication skills needed in effectively administering early care and education programs

6. Compare and contrast effective methods of communication in administering early care and education programs


All campuses:

The following materials are required at each campus location: Administration of Programs for Young Children, 9/E by Phyllis M. Click

ISBN 9781133938989

Academic Integrity--Online Resources


This course will require the student to continue the portfolio work done in the two previous classes.

Job related book of choice.

You are required  to choose one job related text to read during this semester. See e-Campus notes for further details.

Computer / Internet Access

You must have access to a working computer and internet access in this course to complete the assignments-this can be your personal computer or you can take advantage of computers and internet access in the learning centers and libraries on the various campuses.

Course Requirements

A major component of each early childhood/child development class at Blinn College is the field experience. The field experience requires students to participate in 16 hours of observations and activities that reflect the learning objectives of each course. A grade for the field 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 field experience is to provide students with approximately 1 hour of field experience with children per week for the sixteen 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 field 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.

Online Course Integrity

Humanities Division online instructors implement a variety of strategies to ensure scholastic integrity, including but not limited to: Turnitin originality checks, timed testing, Respondus browser lockdown, randomized test questions, ProctorU, webcam, Tegrity test capture, and/or completing coursework at approved testing centers.  Individual instructors will provide more information.  

Contact Hour Requirement

In compliance with ACGM and THECB rulings:


Online courses require 100% of the 48 hours to be online.  This course is 64 contact hours (48 classroom hours + 16 hours of field experience).  The 16 hours of field experience are completed face-to-face in educational settings.

The number and type of contact hours per week are stated on the course reading and assignment schedule below. In addition to in-class hours, all faculty post and keep regular office hours for individual consultations.  

Please note that the last day to drop with a Q is NOVEMBER 30, 2018.

Test proctoring Requirement

Proctoring Requirement for Online and Blended Courses.   In order to maintain high academic standards, a minimum of one major assignment worth at least 10% of the total course grade must be proctored in each online/blended course.  For purposes of test proctoring, we will be using Tegrity Test Proctoring which is free to students but does require students have certain equipment or access to that equipment.  Please see your instructors course information for further instructions on Tegrity Test Proctoring including equipment and software requirements, procedural information, and which assessments will be monitored using this system.




Grading System














Below 60%









Dropped for good cause or withdrew from college




Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Assessments/Exams 25% Tests / Conference/ Final

Key assessment specific to this course- Students will plan and implement one major project (Book Study and reflection/presentation) during the course. 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.

The final exam grade must include the posttest (the posttest can be the comprehensive portion of the exam) and must be 10-30% of the overall grade for the course.

Module Activities 25% Textbook and eCampus (D2L) assignments

Opportunities will be provided for student engagement on a regular basis including daily assignments, discussions, quizzes  and/or group participation activities. Participation grades will be included into this criteria item.

Field Experience 25% Working with students/teachers/ and individual/groupl project completion.


All early childhood education/child development courses must have field experience assignments consisting of observations, activities, and/or short projects that correlate with the student learning outcomes and the sixteen hour field experience component of the course. These field experience activity grades may be averaged together and included as a major grade.

Portfolio 25% Development of Professional Portfolio


This course will require the development of a portfolio, including daily assignments, projects, research, and field experience. (All child development courses must have a field experience assignments consisting of observations, activities, and/or short projects that correlate with the student learning outcomes.)

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations 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 Blinn Buc 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 Blinn Buc 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.

Proctoring Requirement for Online and Blended Courses.   In order to maintain high academic standards, a minimum of one major assignment worth at least 10% of the total course grade must be proctored in each online/blended course.  For purposes of test proctoring, we will be using Tegrity Test Proctoring which is free to students but does require students have certain equipment or access to that equipment.  Please see your instructors course information for further instructions on Tegrity Test Proctoring including equipment and software requirements, procedural information, and which assessments will be monitored using this system.  

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)-209-7591or 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.


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes

Schedule for CDEC 2336 NO1

Fall 2018, on-line course

Week #’s   /


Course Requirements/Assignments

Major Due Dates

Contact Hours

Week 1

8/27 – 9/2

Course Overview

-Technology/eCampus training



9/2- SYLLABUS Quiz due

9/2 – Book Title due


3 –lecture

1-field Experience

Weeks 2-5


September Module-including both submodules (Text Chapters 12 & 13) and Independent Project Part 1)

Due by: 9/30/2018: *Sept. Textbook Modules.

*Independent Project Part 1



4-field experience

Weeks 6-9


October Module-including both submodules (Text Chapter 14) and (Independent Project Part 2)

Due by:


*Oct. Textbook Modules .

*Independent Project Part 2

12- lecture

4-field experience

Weeks 10-14


November Module-including both Submodules (Text Chapter 15) and (Independent Project Part 3)

Last day to Q drop-Friday, November 30th

10/28/2018: TEST ONE IS DUE

Due by:


*Nov. Textbook Modules



4-field experience

Weeks 15-16


1.       Portfolio Review

2.        Individual Conference with instructor

3.       3. Course Final

Due by:


*Independent Project Part 3

Due by:


*Portfolio due w/ Conference


6-lecture & final

2- field experience