Career Elective Child Care I

This course provides information relevant to establishment, management, oversight, and day-to-day operation of a child care facility. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 focuses on the business aspects of commercial child care. It describes how to manage a business and presents sound professional practices. It discusses related activities including staffing a facility, assessing organizational strengths and weaknesses, and gaining required accreditation. It also details some practices associated with operating a successful child care enterprise including risk management, environmental safety, and programs for multilingual children.

Semester 2 discusses potential personal/personnel issues including time management, conflict resolution, sexual harassment, and stress management. It also describes techniques and procedures for preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse, protecting against bloodborne germs, understanding prescription labels, transitioning children to kindergarten, and working with children with disabilities.

1 Credit

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Child Care I Semester 1

Managing your Child Care Business
Professional Practices
Staffing Child Care Programs
Assessing a Child Care Program
Assessing Child Care Business Practices
Early Childhood Program Accreditation
Early Childhood Programs for Multilingual Children
Risk Management
Environmental Safety
Child Care I: Semester 1 Test

Child Care I Semester 2

Time Management
Conflict Resolution for Adults
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Stress Management
Child Abuse: Identification and Prevention
Child Abuse: Physical Abuse Awareness
Child Abuse: Sexual Abuse Awareness
Bloodborne Pathogens
Reading Prescription Labels
Transitioning to Kindergarten
Working with Children with Disabilities
Child Care I: Semester 2 Test

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