CFD 3250 Lecture 20: Early Childhood Program Personnel

3 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Central Missouri
Child and Family Development
CFD 3250
Victoria Voland

Early Childhood Program Personnel • Quality of your program is determined to a great degree by the quality of the personnel. • Well qualified teachers meet the needs of the whole child. • Establishing and maintaining a positive working climate, providing appropriate professional development and ensuring that the staff is fairly compensated for their work. • If staff find the working conditions inadequate, the children will not do well in the program. Roles & Qualifications of Personnel • Staff in early childhood programs o Director o Teaching staff ▪ Teachers ▪ Assistant teachers or teacher aides ▪ Substitute teachers o Support personnel o Allied professionals ▪ Speech ▪ Occupational or physical therapists ▪ Case managers, or early interventionists ▪ Health consultants, or dietitians ▪ Music or Art teacher Roles & Qualifications of Personnel • Although each staff member has specific responsibilities • It requires flexibility • May be asked to serve lunch • Sweep the floor • A cook may talk or teach the children about fresh fruits and vegetables • Anyone available may comfort a child who has fallen • A program should be a caring community that assist each other whenever they can. • This means that the means of lines of responsibilities are blurred in the interests of providing a safe and nurturing environment. Roles & Qualifications of Personnel • Program Director: o Oversee and responsible for the day-to-day operations o Some are owners, others are hired to manage the program • Executive Director – oversees a large child care agency and may include some social services programs • Educational Coordinator – responsible for professional development, and curriculum development Roles & Qualifications of Personnel • Head teacher – oversees one or more classrooms • Supervisor – who oversees teachers and support personnel • Other points about directors
More Less

Related notes for CFD 3250

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.