The Division of Education offers a non-teaching Bachelor's degree in Child Care Management. The Child Care
Management Program has a two-fold purpose: (1) to serve nontraditional students in the Evening Program; and (2) to meet the needs of traditional students who aspire to work with preschoolers and to become entrepreneurs as owners of day centers. The rapid growth and developmental changes of young children make it essential that
caregivers be flexible and adapt promptly to children's changing needs.
The baccalaureate degree program is targeted to enroll nontraditional students who currently work in preschool programs and individuals who operate child care centers who wish to broaden their knowledge by obtaining a bachelors degree. This program is designed to serve both full-time and part-time students, with particular emphasis on meeting the needs of childcare givers who desire to improve their management capabilities. The program structure blends a number of functional business disciplines and education components into a cohesive unit of core courses encompassing theoretical, applied, quantitative, and behavioral concepts of management that apply to decision making in the childcare center as a service organization in the community. Competent caregivers working with young children must have a variety of skills to manage all aspects of the program (such as bookkeeping, first aid, food preparation, and supervising teaching). This degree is designed to prepare managers of childcare facilities rather than to prepare credentialed teachers.
REQUIRED PROGRAM FOR B.S. IN CHILD CARE MANAGEMENT
Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation 124.00