This course describes effective techniques and procedures for establishing positive and productive relationships with families and the community. It also discusses considerations for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 describes methods and opportunities for relating to parents and encouraging parental involvement. It also defines basic attributes of effective written communications and discusses techniques for overcoming difficulties communicating with parents including potential barriers posed by cross-cultural communications.

Semester 2 discusses infant and child health issues including nutrition and childhood obesity. It also describes actions and activities that should be taken to ensure safety and security in a child care environment.

1 Credit

Career Elective Child Care 1

Semester 1

  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Effective Written Communication
  • Encouraging Parental Involvement
  • Helping Children Cope with Grief
  • Open House
  • Overcoming Difficulties in
  • Communicating with Parents
  • Relating with Parents
  • Surviving Toddlerhood
  • Working and Communicating with Families
  • Child Care 2: Semester 1 Test

Semester 2

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Design and Use of Child Oriented Spaces
  • Health
  • Health: Curriculum Development Tools
  • Infant and Toddler Health and Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition: Curriculum Development Tools
  • Outdoor Play Safety
  • Safety
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Safety: Curriculum Development Tools
  • SIDS and Shaken Baby
  • Special Interest Centers
  • Child Care 2: Semester 2 Test
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