PARED 015 Child Study Lab • 3 Cr.
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After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Recognize and support the normal physical, emotional, social, language and cognitive development of the three, four and five year old child.
- Experience firsthand knowledge of children's age-appropriate learning experiences from the daycare classroom setting.
- Be provided with information (in a variety of ways) on options for age-appropriate discipline and guidance techniques
- Be exposed to many ways to enhance their preschooler's imaginative, creative play and learning opportunities through the following: direct interaction with the parent while in the classroom, viewing the child in a developmentally appropriate environment, and observing peer play.
- Learn ways to support and nurture their child as the child transitions into a new class setting and into kindergarten.
- Be trained in ways to keep their child safe and healthy, while providing enriched spaces to play and explore.
- Identify, appreciate and work with the unique temperamental characteristics of the their child.
- Be provided opportunities to observe the necessity of shifting their parenting role as their child initiates efforts, mostly through play, to control themselves and their environment.
- Learn to utilize the other parent/students in their class as a support system for the role as parents.
- Understand the importance of taking care of themselves and building their own self-esteem as a key element of effective parenting.
- Be able to locate community resources for a variety of parenting and familial situations.
- Be provided leadership options and understand the importance of their contribution to the governance and management of the overall running of the class.