Administration in Early Childhood (EDMT6504)


This unit outlines key management and leadership issues involved in organising and sustaining early childhood services, the social and political context within which services operate as well as the legal and other regulatory responsibilities of centre-based teachers and supervisors. It focuses on developing the skills needed by early childhood educators to become competent leaders and advocates for quality in the early childhood field, to encourage team building, enthusiasm, good communication and harmonious work environments and to keep up to date with relevant policy, regulatory and quality assurance regimes, and mandatory management, industrial and OH&S practices.

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1x2-hr seminar/wk for 9 wks


2000wd policy development and analysis report (50%) and 1500wd leadership portfolio (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points of Early Childhood Curriculum and Professional Studies units

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