Dec 01, 2023
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
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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