Early childhood administrators* are responsible for the overall operation of their programs. The roles and responsibilities of early childhood administrators are diverse, ranging from complete responsibility for program operations to shared responsibilities of specific operations or programs. EC administrative roles may include managing the school/program, providing instructional and program leadership, and leading initiatives. Among many other things, they are responsible for budgets, the safety of children, compliance to federal and state regulations, staffing, parent and family involvement and collaborating with and involving community partners.
Unlike other school administrators, there is no formal training required of early childhood administrators in Minnesota. However, as this website or any seasoned early childhood administrator can testify, there is a lot to learn! Thankfully, we have a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge among the many administrators in Minnesota.
*Administrators may hold titles like coordinators, directors, or managers. Early childhood administrators work in a variety of settings and programs.
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21st Century Child and Youth Development: The Science and Art of Helping Kids Thrive. David Walsh, Ph.D.
Click Here for Flyer, January 16, 2017, Fergus Falls, MN
Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation
Click Here, from Child Trends
Compendium of Parenting Interventions
Click Here, National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement
Don’t Forget the Families: The Missing Piece in America’s Effort to Help All Children Succeed
Click Here, from Search Institute, www.search-institute.org/
Five Social Disadvantages That Depress Student Performance: Why Schools Alone Can’t Close Achievement Gaps
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