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 3

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

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 Behavior
  • Learning Styles
  • Positive Solutions for Challenging Behaviors
  • Recognizing Levels of Social Play
  • Using Portfolios in Early Childhood Programs
  • Child Care IV: Semester 2 Test
Back to top