Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 154 - School-Age Child Care

Covers necessary elements for providing before-and-after-school programs serving children ages five to 13; quality, standards, and care issues; the growth and development of five- through 13- yearolds; teachers’ roles and qualifications; working with families and communities. Topics also include activity planning, environment designing, scheduling, building relationships with children, guiding children’s behavior, and caring for children with special needs. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly ED 124.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of school-age children and families.
  • Discuss and evaluate program concerns and standards.
  • List and describe teachers’ roles and essentials of successful teaching.
  • Apply principles of children’s physical growth and development to teaching practices.
  • Identify ways teachers can use cognitive theories to enhance children’s development.
  • Summarize the major principles of psychosocial developmental theories and identify effective strategies for enhancing children’s social and emotional development.
  • Apply guidance techniques to children’s behavior.
  • Organize the physical environment and schedule for before-and after- school and summer programs.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interaction skills for working with children (e.g. listening, talking, and playing).
  • Write effective curriculum plans and design a group project for an age appropriate learning activity.
  • Develop a comprehensive folder containing community resources for curriculum planning and for parent support.
  • Summarize the principles of developmentally appropriate teaching practices established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Observe and evaluate teaching practices and children?s learning in a school-age classroom setting.

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