Bachelor of Arts in Childcare Management
If you have a love for children and an aptitude for business, then a degree in Child Care Management could create a career path for you! Limestone college offers a unique program that leads to a BA in Child Care Management and a rewarding leadership role in the field of work that serves children birth to preschool!
Students complete this program prepared to operate a day care center with a focus on budgeting, state regulations, curriculum, and components of a high quality center based on national standards (NAEYC).
Practice: Limestone's Child Care Management program will provide candidates with multifaceted hands on experiences from pedagogy to practice! The opportunities include: gleaning knowledge from day care directors, elementary school teachers, community program leaders, special education professionals, and off campus early childhood related field trips! The Limestone child care management program is rich in experiences!
People: As a result of the low student to faculty ratio, the program is shaped by a "people-centered" environment that ensures students are provided with personable instruction and professional mentoring to achieve the goal of graduating and being ready on day one...as highly qualified directors! Twice per year in the spring and the fall, the child care management students and professors come together for a meet and greet to spend quality time together. The goal is to learn more about each other, leverage connections, enjoy a meal together, encourage one another, and stay committed to the call of teaching! The Limestone child care management program is rich in connections! Contact Dr. Teresa White for more information! twhite [at] limestone.edu
Placements: The Child Care Management program includes a capstone experience of a 12 week field placement! During this time candidates get to live out the love they have to manage a daycare center with the professional guidance of experienced directors and professors! The Limestone Child Care Management program is rich in mentorship!
Specific Goals of the Child Care Management Program
- To professionally prepare educators in the areas of language, culture, and diversity.
- To build a foundation upon the methods and content of early childhood education.
- To be a model professionalism and ethical standards.
- To equip educators to utilize research to understand and promote developmental trajectories for children.
- To engage in action research and inquiry based learning during field experiences.
- To respect relationships with families and other field related experts with a team approach.