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PARED 013 Child Study Lab • 3 Cr.


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After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Recognize and support normal physical, emotional, social, language and cognitive development of the three and four year old child.
  • Demonstarte knowledge of children’s age-appropriate learning experiences from the preschool laboratory setting.
  • Discuss options for age-appropriate discipline and guidance techniques.
  • Discuss ways to enhance their preschooler's imaginative, creative play and learning opportunities through direct interaction with the parent, an appropriate environment, and similar-aged playmates.
  • Demonstrate techniques for keeping their child safe and healthy, while providing enriched spaces to play and explore.
  • Compare temperament research with the unique temperamental characteristics of their child.
  • Identify opportunities to observe the necessity of shifting their parenting role as their child initiates ideas through play to control themselves and their environment.
  • Plan opportunities to use the other parent-students in their class as a support system for their job as parents.
  • Define the importance of taking care of themselves and building their own self-esteem as a key element of effective parenting.
  • Locate community resources for a variety of parenting and familial situations.
  • Implement leadership options to contribute to governance and management of the overall running of the class.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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