Courses of Study: Education and Training

Education and Training, Grade 9 - 12, Early Childhood Education I, 2009

1.) Design an early childhood education program utilizing child development theories.

2.) Determine the need for early childhood education programs.

3.) Interpret requirements of a quality early childhood education program.

4.) Compare by age and stages of development the grouping of children in early childhood education programs.

5.) Evaluate types of early childhood education programs.

Examples: public; private, including church-sponsored programs

6.) Demonstrate positive techniques for guiding the behavior of children in an early childhood education program.

7.) Demonstrate communication skills and behaviors that support the building of self-esteem, self-help skills, and healthy practices.

8.) Describe strategies for providing information to parents regarding issues and concerns that impact the child's development.

9.) Interpret local and state requirements for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.

10.) Determine procedures for establishing and maintaining a safe, clean, and healthy learning environment for children.

Examples: reporting accidents, conducting emergency drills, adhering to playground and transportation safety, administering medication, isolating children with illness

11.) Determine practices that relate to infectious disease control.

12.) Describe techniques for encouraging healthy eating habits for children.

13.) Demonstrate interpersonal skills by promoting productive relationships with children and their families.

14.) Assess types of furnishings, equipment, technology, and supplies used in early childhood education facilities.

15.) Develop unit or thematic lesson plans that include developmentally appropriate activities for an early childhood education program.

Examples: sensory integration, physical and cognitive development, language and literacy, creative social play, recreational activities

16.) Design developmentally appropriate activities for a diverse population, including special needs children.

17.) Practice evidence-based teaching strategies used in teaching young children.

18.) Create across-the-curriculum developmental teaching aids for early childhood education programs.

19.) Assess ways technology is used to impact an early childhood education program.

20.) Analyze career options related to the field of early childhood education.