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CC 7 - Program Planning & Development

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Early education and care and out-of-school time educators need to understand the importance of relationships and positive communication among colleagues, especially those working together to create a nurturing learning environment for children and youth. Additionally, program managers must understand planning, organizing, and implementing best business practices. Developing a shared understanding with staff and families of regulations, applicable laws, policies, staff supervision and quality standards and how to meet regulations and standards is essential to quality environments for children. Management should support staff and serve as role models in regard to professional development plans, building healthy relationships with colleagues and families, providing developmentally appropriate practices, and connecting with and utilizing resources.

  • A. Regulations, requirements, and policies
  • B. Program planning, evaluation, and continuous improvement
  • C. Personnel issues
  • D. Managing resources


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