A309 – Administration of Early Childhood Programs II: Legal and Financial Aspects
2 Credit Hours
This course is designed to consider the legal an financial aspects of administering programs for young children and their families. This course explores the regulatory frame-work within which early childhood programs operate, including the distinctions among the government, nonprofit and for-profit sectors. It focuses on financial terms and concepts, including forecasting, budgeting, implementing, monitoring, and reporting revenue and expenses. The course considers both the data needed for strategic planning as well as processes for decision-making, including cost analysis. Ethical and legal considerations and practical implications are addressed throughout the course.