At a Glance:

Advisors:
Floyd, Walker, and Whitfield Murray: Susan Kendrick
Susan Kendrick, Director of Early Childhood Care and Education
Office: 6108b
Phone: 706-764-3848
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Early Childhood, Public Service Technology

Credentials

Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University; M.E., Berry College; B.S., Jacksonville State University


Gordon: Beatriz Stitzer
Beatriz Stitzer, Assistant Dean of Public Service Technologies
Office: 307
Phone: 706-378-1720
Email:
Campus: Gordon County Campus
Department: Early Childhood, Public Service Technology

Credentials

M.Ed., Berry College; B.S., Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN


Polk: Karon Futch
Karon Futch, Instructor of Early Childhood Education
Office: A113
Phone: 678-757-2638
Email:
Campus: Polk County Campus
Department: Early Childhood, Public Service Technology

Credentials

M.S., Walden University; B.S., University of West Georgia

Family Child Care Specialist (FC21)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Gordon County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus
  • Polk County Campus
  • Walker County Campus
  • Whitfield Murray Campus

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Care and Education Family Child Care Specialist TCC program is a sequence of four courses designed to prepare students for in home family child care. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as management and regulations for in home family child care. Graduates have qualifications to offer child care in his/her home or to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (15 hours)
3
Introduces concepts relating the responsibilities and procedures involved in a variety of early childhood care situations. Topics include historical perspectives; professionalism; guidance; developmentally appropriate practices; learning environment (including all children); cultural diversity; and licensing, accreditation, and credentialing.
Introduces the student to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the young child (prenatal through 12 years of age). The course provides for competency development in observing, recording, and interpreting growth and development stages in the young child; advancing physical and intellectual competence; supporting social and emotional development; and examining relationships between child development and positive guidance. Topics include developmental characteristics, prenatal through age 12, developmental guidance applications, observing and recording techniques, ages and stages of development, and introduction to children with special needs.
Introduces the theory, practices, and requirements for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. Topics include CPR and first aid, health issues, safety issues, child abuse and neglect, and nutritional needs of children.
Provides the guidelines, responsibilities, and appropriate practices needed for successful management of a Family Child Care Home. Provides guidelines and responsibilities for professional business practices associated with the successful establishment and administration of a Family Child Care Home. Topics include business plans, budgeting, taxes, marketing, record keeping, and professional qualifications.
Provides guidelines and responsibilities for professional business practices associated with the successful establishment and administration of a Family Child Care Home. Topics include: business plans; budgeting; taxes; marketing, record keeping and professional qualifications.