Child Development 2

  • Prerequisite Course(s): Child Development 2
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Career Cluster Area: Human Services
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: Alaska Family and Consumer Science (AKFCS)
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? Yes, Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Tech Prep: Yes, Kenai Peninsula College – 4 cr.
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? Yes Kenai Peninsula College
  • Course Description: This course focuses on identifying skills that are necessary for qualified childcare professionals. Field trips and working directly with children are an integral part of this course.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. Childcare profession
    2. Child growth and development
    3. Operating a childcare center
    4. Job skills
    5. Curriculum planning for preschoolers
    6. Childcare challenges
    7. Childcare careers
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Determine what the training and education requirements are for careers in the childcare profession.AKFCS E7R4.10B4D6LaborResearch
2. Identify factors that promote quality in a childcare program.A3,4,5PlanningProcedure
3. Distinguish between physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.AKFCS A3HLCC3Chart
4. Chart development stages of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.AKFCS A3HL DManagementChart
5. Provide appropriate guidance for children according to their developmental levels.AKFCS A4HL DA1C2PlanningBrochure
6. Explore and discuss various philosophies in childhood programs.R4.10LA DE7
7. Differentiate between various learning centers and choose appropriate equipment, materials, and toys.R4.10PlanningLab Assignment
8. Assess health procedures used in a childcare program.AKFCS H8R4.4HL DHealth / SafetyLab Assignment
9. Evaluate schedules, routines, and transitions observed in childcare settings.R4.4ManagementLab Assignment
10. Plan balanced menus for young children, along with nutrition education activities.AKFCS A8Math EPlanningOral Report Lab Assignment
11. Work effectively with co-workers as a team.AKFCS E4HLCA5C4 E7Work HabitsLab Assignment
12. Describe guidelines for using observation records.LA DOral Report
13. Create and lead age-appropriate lesson plans for art, language, dramatic play, social studies, music and movement, science and math, and activities for active play.AKFCS A4R4.4 W4.1A3PlanningOral Report Lab Assignment
14. Outline ways to adapt a childcare program to meet special needs.AKFCS A5W4.1PlanningOral Report Lab Assignment
15. Suggest ways to communicate effectively with parents.LA AD3CommunityOral Report Lab Assignment
16. Locate sources of job possibilities in the childcare profession.AKFCS E9B3LaborLab Assignment
17. Write an effective letter of application and resume.AKFCS E10W4.4LA AA3D6Technical SkillsLab Assignment

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