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Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Child Services II, 2009

1.) Apply developmental guidance techniques and strategies when providing services to children, including controlling aggressive behavior, providing and practicing praise, and positive and negative reinforcement.

2.) Describe the importance of objective observation when assessing children's developmental progress.

3.) Describe the impact of various parenting philosophies and their potential impact on child behavior.

4.) Determine effective verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic communication skills used with staff, client, and families.

5.) Critique a written instructional plan for a child services program that includes a philosophical statement, instructional goals and strategies, and a plan for assessment of the program.

6.) Evaluate a child services facility for space arrangement, equipment, toys, supplies, and safety hazards.

7.) Describe the role of the director in managing a child services program.

•  Comparing functions of management, including planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and communicating
8.) Analyze federal, state, and local regulations for child services programs for use in a facility.

Examples: space per child, number of toilets, fire safety features, sanitation, indoor and outdoor safety features, adherence to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations

•  Comparing program accreditation and licensure procedures required for child services programs
9.) Describe the importance of a positive work ethic for child services personnel.

10.) Practice a first aid and emergency response plan for children and staff of a child services program.

11.) Explain policies and procedures that address the issues of facility safety, discipline, transportation, medication, and illness of a child who is participating in a child services program.

12.) Determine the use of technology in managing and operating a child services program.

13.) Prepare snacks and meals for children participating in a child services program that meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Reference Intakes for children.

•  Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in food preparation
•  Using kitchen equipment safely
•  Analyzing nutritive values and costs of meals and snacks for children
•  Comparing dietary problems among children, including tooth decay, diabetes, and obesity
14.) Create a business plan for a child services program, including a start-up budget, operating budget, and funding sources.

15.) Determine strategies that promote supportive relationships between parents and caregivers.

Examples: establishing a parent reception area; distributing parent handbooks, brochures, bulletins, and newsletters; conducting parent meetings and home visits

16.) Determine the importance of child services personnel to establish relationships with licensing and certification organizations.

17.) Describe the chain of command and responsibilities for each employee working in a child services program.

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