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Fall 2013 CDV 134 – Advanced Administration (3 units)

Section 0212     Class Begins August 19

Course Description

This course will introduce techniques for effective leadership including team building, reflective supervision, advocacy and networking skills, and fundraising.

Prerequisites: Must complete CDV 100 (or CDV 210) or CDV 101 with a minimum grade of C.

  • Instructor: N. Buzzell
  • Email:   
    After class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:
    1. Managing Early Years Settings:  Supporting and Leading Teams, 2009 Callan, Sue and Robins, Alison. Free ebook available through EBSCO host (Mendocino College Library)
    2. Leadership for Quality in Early Years Education: Supporting Your Team to Achieve Better Outcomes for Children and Families Garvey, Debbie and Lancaster, Andrea. Free ebook available through EBSCO host (Mendocino College Library)
    3. Bruno, Holly Elissa. What You Need to Lead an Early Childhood Program: Emotional Intelligence in Practice. ISBN: 978-1-928896-80-7. National Association for the Education of Young Children. Approximate cost $38.
  • Estimated Time per Week:  Students can expect to spend approximately 8 to 10 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. T
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class (8/19).
  • Assignments & Tests: see syllabus in Etudes
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link