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Property Management Basics

Online • On-Demand • 2 PD Hrs

High-quality, well maintained facilities are vital to quality early childhood education programming. This course supports all staff in developing the skills necessary to create safe, healthy, and nurturing environments.

Overview

High-quality, well-maintained facilities are vital to quality early childhood education programming. Safe, healthy, and nurturing environments for children and staff are critical in helping children develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed in school and in life. 

Everything from cribs and toys to buildings and buses are all property. That’s why it is essential that all staff have a basic understanding of property compliance requirements.Teachers need to be able to assess equipment inside the classroom and outside on the playground to ensure the environment is safe. This course helps identify potential dangers like how a slow leak is a mold hazard. Learners will understand the definition of equipment and the management requirements associated with using Head Start funds to purchase equipment.

At the end of this course, learners will know how to ensure property items are in the right place, at the right time, and in the right condition.

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Course Level: Beginner

Requirements/Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Leadership and Management, Program Operations, Support Services

Course Meeting Times: None

Completion Timeline/Duration: One month

Alignment with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF): 

This course supports programs in understanding the laws and regulations grant recipients “must comply with when they acquire, construct, or renovate property with federal funds.”  It helps meet 45 CFR Part 1303, Subpart E; 45 CFR 1302.46; 45 CFR 1302.31; 45 CFR 1302.21; 45 CFR 75.439; 45 CFR 75.320; 45 CFR 75.308.

Course Outline

Course Authors

Belinda Rinker, JD

Belinda Rinker, JD

Belinda Rinker, JD, an attorney and managing member of SRCS, has over thirty years of experience working with grant-funded and nonprofit organizations. She recently retired from her position as a senior policy analyst at the Office of Head Start in Washington, D.C., where she led fiscal, facilities, and disaster recovery initiatives. During her Head Start career, she gained hands-on experience in program operations and fiscal management. Belinda has extensive knowledge of the many governance and fiscal requirements that apply to federal awards and has provided training and compliance assistance at the grantee, state and national level.

Alan Baquet, Ph.D.

Alan Baquet, Ph.D.

Alan Baquet, PhD, an economist and member of SRCS, has a robust background in educational, nonprofit and private industry settings. He is nationally recognized for his research and teaching accomplishments. He has expertise in supporting the operation of complex organizations, having served as a department head and associate vice chancellor in educational settings. Alan is certified in both life coaching and appreciative inquiry, critical skills that enhance his ability to facilitate strategic planning and organizational change initiatives.

Registration Rates


Regular Rate: $25

NHSA Member Rate: $50

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Includes


  • Online, Self-paced Content
  • Access to a National Cohort of Peers
  • 2 Hours of Course Material
  • Video Content
  • 3 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Discussion Forums
  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Completion with Professional Development Hours
  • 24/7 Access to Transcript

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