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ECE 148
Introduction to Child Care


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
Provides basic training for childcare workers and licensed family child care personnel. Emphasis on care and guidance of children birth to five years. Course is available on WAOL each quarter. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of age-appropriate expectations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of culturally appropriate expectations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge that children learn through play and active involvement with their environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to plan activities based on the ages and needs of individual children.
  • Identify factors which may influence a child's behavior.
  • State the importance of, and demonstrate the ability to use, positive communication skills.
  • Demonstrate use of positive communication skills.
  • Understand the relationship between a child's age-appropriate behavior and adult expectations.
  • Demonstrate techniques that promote positive behaviors in children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of factors which influence a child's behavior.
  • Identify culturally relevant community resources to assist in working with children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of conflict resolution.
  • Portray proper handwashing, appropriate diapering/toileting procedures and routine disinfecting of toys/equipment will help to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of licensing regulations related to medication management.
  • Explain proper self-care.
  • Demonstrate proper food handling procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of children's nutritional needs, meal planning, and importance of using meal times to promote social skills and healthy eating habits in young children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child abuse indicators and mandatory reporting procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures and accident prevention.
  • Explain licensing standards.
  • Identify the importance of working with parents as partners.
  • Demonstrate professionalism as it relates to the early childhood field.

  • Course Topics
  • Child Growth and Development: ages and stages
  • Child Growth and Development: learning through play
  • Child Growth and Development: planning activities based on children's needs
  • Child Guidance: Communication
  • Child Guidance: guidance techniques I
  • Child Guidance: guidance techniques II
  • Health: clean and healthy
  • Health: feeding and care
  • Safety: child safety
  • Professionalism

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ECE 148
    Fall 2011
    1097
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 148
    Fall 2011
    1099
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 148
    Summer 2009
    1089
    Michelle Meyer
    ECE 148
    Summer 2008
    1089
    Michelle Meyer
    ECE 148
    Summer 2007
    6231
    KAREN HOPKINS


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.