Dec 03, 2023
EDUC& 136 - School-Age Care Credits: 3
Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities/care for children ages 5-12 in a variety of settings. Topics include: implementation of curriculum, preparation of environments, building relationships, guiding cognitive and social emotional development, and community outreach. Previously ECED& 136.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Describe the physical, cognitive, social and emotional stages of children ages 5-12.
- Develop a plan to create reciprocal and culturally sensitive relationships with children and families.
- Analyze the effectiveness of an environment and recommend changes that are culturally attentive, developmentally appropriate, and conducive to positive social interactions.
- Identify guidance strategies that promote cognitive and social growth in the context of school age care environment.
- Describe state and local school age care regulations and procedures related to group size, health, nutrition and safety.
- Create curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive.
- Identify community resources supporting school age care/youth development program personnel.
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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