Career Elective Child Care IV

This course discusses children’s physical and intellectual development, and describes proven practices used by child care professionals to assist and document mental and physical growth. It also describes basic tasks and activities accomplished by child care professionals. This course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 describes how to use traditional school subjects such as math, science, music, and the arts, as well as physical activities to enhance childhood development. It also discusses how to use computers, the Internet, and other information technology in early childhood education.

Semester 2 discusses procedures and techniques for assessing and documenting development and for managing children’s behaviors. It also describes various learning styles, child temperaments, and methods for dealing with challenging behaviors.

1 Credit

Career Elective Child Care I
Career Elective Child Care II
Career Elective Child Care III

Child Care IV Semester 1

Discovery of Math
Early Literacy
Equipment, Activities and Methods for Promoting Physical Activity
Experiencing Music in the Classroom
Methods for Enhancing Intellectual Development in Children
Physical Activity
Physical Activity for Children with Disabilities
Teaching Science to Young Children
Using the Arts as a Teaching Tool
Using Visual Arts to Enhance Development
Computer Technology in Early Childhood Education
Finding and Using Resources on the Internet
Introduction to Computer Technology
Child Care IV: Semester 1 Test

Child Care IV Semester 2

Assessing Childhood Development
Assessing Children’s Physical Development
Behavior Management for School-age Children
Behavior Management for Young Children
Bullying: Identification and Prevention
Children’s Temperaments
Documenting Children’s Behaviors
Learning Styles
Positive Solutions for Challenging Behaviors
Recognizing Levels of Social Play
Using Portfolios in Early Childhood Programs
Child Care IV: Semester 2 Test

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