ECED& 100 Introduction to Child Care • 2 Cr.
Class title change starting Winter 2014
Child Care Basics • 3 Cr.
Designed to meet the 20 hour basic training outcomes for early childhood and school age professionals as outlined by the Washington STARS system. Topic areas addressed include child growth and development, cultural competency and sensitivity, child guidance, and the health and safety of children in group settings. Previously ECED 170. Either ECED 170 or ECED& 100 may be taken for credit, but not both.
Description starting Winter 2014
Designed to meet licensing requirements for early learning lead teachers and family home child care providers, STARS 30 hour basics course recognized in the MERIT system. Topics: child growth/development, cultural competency, community resource, guidance, health/safety/nutrition and professional practice. Previously ECED 170. Either ECED 170 or ECED& 100 may be taken for credit, but not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify ways to create partnerships and provide resources for all families.
- Observe and describe developmental characteristics and behaviors of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.
- Plan for learning through play and active involvement for children in care programs.
- Demonstrate techniques for keeping children healthy and safe in preparing food, hand washing, diapering/toileting, cleaning, managing medication, preventing accidents, and identifying incidences of child abuse and neglect.
- Describe techniques for meeting the nutritional and exercise needs of children.
- Identify appropriate guidance techniques.
- Relate how the Washington Administrative Code governs child care programs and support staff in safely caring for children.
- List examples of professional practice in Early Childhood Education.