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ECED& 100
Child Care Basics


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Designed to meet licensing requirements for early learning lead teachers and family home child care providers, STARS 30 hour basics course recognized in the MERIT system. Topics: child growth/development, cultural competency, community resources, guidance, health/safety/nutrition and professional practice. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly ECE 148.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify ways to create partnerships and provide resources for all families.
  • Observe and describe developmental characteristics and behaviors of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.
  • Plan for learning through play and active involvement for children in care programs
  • Demonstrate techniques for keeping children healthy and safe in preparing food, hand washing, diapering/toileting, cleaning, managing medication, preventing accidents, and identifying incidences of child abuse and neglect.
  • Describe techniques for meeting the nutritional and exercise needs of children.
  • Identify appropriate guidance techniques
  • Relate how the Washington Administrative Code governs child care programs and support staff in safely caring for children.
  • List examples of professional practice in Early Childhood Education.

  • Course Topics
  • Valuing Each Child and Family
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Celebrating Child Growth
  • Curriculum and Learning Environments
  • Family and Community Partnerships
  • Healthy Practices: Safety and Wellness
  • Health Practices: Nutrition and Fitness
  • Interactions and Guidance
  • Program Planning and Development
  • Professional Practice

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    Two Year Projected Schedule

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