Class Highlight - Management of Child Care Facilities

Class Highlight - Management of Child Care Facilities

What class?

LSLC 3273 – Management of Child Care Facilities

Why is it cool?

Almost one-quarter of American children under the age of 5 are in some form of organized child care. As the number of working families needing child care continues to grow, so does the demand for clean, safe and engaging places for parents to send their children while they work.

While working in child care can be a rewarding way to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families, running a successful child care business is multifaceted.

This class is cool because students will learn all of the aspects involved in running a child care facility. They will learn what’s required of child care administrators in the areas of personnel, fiscal and organizational management, as well as the legal and regulatory requirements for child development centers.

Health and safety issues will be covered, and students will learn the importance of family engagement in child care management.

As the competition between child care programs continues to increase, good business and communication skills are crucial for success. Students will learn these skills and more, leaving the class with a firm knowledge of what it takes to be successful as a lifespan care professional in the child care industry.

Talk to your advisor to see if this class might be right for you, or see what else is offered by the College of Professional and Continuing Studiesr.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.