6410 CHILD CARE I AND DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to help students understand and develop skills in the area of parenting. Students will study the importance of prenatal care, development of the unborn child, childbirth and developmental stages of the child through school age. Students will be responsible for taking care of an "infant" by practicing their parenting skills using the Mechanical Baby simulator.
6420 CHILD CARE II AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN
Child Care II is designed to prepare students for working with preschool children. Through direct interaction, students will operate a preschool laboratory under the supervision of the teacher. The preschool laboratory is for children 3 ½ to 5 years of age. The areas of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development will be studied. Theory and instruction, preparing instructional materials, and hands-on experiences with children are a major part of this course. This class is recommended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education, elementary education, child care, or related fields dealing with children and parenting skills.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Child Care I and Development.
6430 CHILD CARE III AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN
Child Care III is an extension of the skills developed in Child Care II and designed to enhance the students’ ability to work with children. This will be the students’ second laboratory experience and will increase interpersonal relationship skills and qualities needed to work with young children. Observing and recording children’s behavior will be stressed. Professionalism in the program and in relationships with families will be studied. Students have the opportunity to start the development of a professional resource file to begin their training toward a Child Development Associate Certificate. This class is recommended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education, elementary education, child care, or related fields dealing with children.
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Child Care II