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Master Course Outline
Introduction to Child Care

Course Number: ECE 148
Credits: 2
Hours per Quarter: 20

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 Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Demonstrate knowledge of age-appropriate expectations.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of culturally appropriate expectations.
C. Demonstrate knowledge that children learn through play and active involvement with their environment.
D. Demonstrate knowledge of how to plan activities based on the ages and needs of individual children.
E. Demonstrate knowledge of factors which may influence a child's behavior.
F. Understand the importance of, and demonstrate the ability to use, positive communication skills.
G. Demonstrate knowledge of how the use of positive communication skills can influence a child's behavior.
H. Understand the relationship between a child's age-appropriate behavior and adult expectations.
I. Demonstrate techniques that promote positive behaviors in children.
J. Demonstrate knowledge of factors which may influence a child's behavior.
K. Identify culturally relevant community resources to assist in working with a child who exhibits challenging behavior.
L. Demonstrate knowledge of conflict resolution.
M. Understand that proper handwashing, appropriate diapering/toileting procedures and routine disinfecting of toys/equipment will help to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
N. Demonstrate knowledge of licensing regulations related to medication management.
O. Understand that with proper self-care, injuries and illnesses can be prevented.
P. Demonstrate an understanding of proper food handling procedures.
Q. 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.
R. Demonstrate knowledge of child abuse indicators and mandatory reporting procedures.
S. Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures and accident prevention.
T. Demonstrate an understanding of licensing standards.
U. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of working with parents as partners.
V. Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism as it relates to the early childhood field.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
ECE 148
Fall 2011
1099
Andrea Unck
ECE 148
Fall 2011
1097
Andrea Unck
ECE 148
Summer 2009
1089
Michelle Meyer
ECE 148
Summer 2008
1089
Michelle Meyer
ECE 148
Summer 2007
6231
KAREN HOPKINS
ECE 148
Summer 2006
1060
Michelle Meyer
ECE 148
Summer 2005
1060
Michelle Meyer
ECE 148
Winter 2005
1099
Michelle Meyer
ECE 148
Winter 2004
5752
Online
ECE 148
Winter 2004
1099
Michelle Meyer
ECE 148
Winter 2004
1099
Michelle Meyer
ECE 148
Fall 2003
5752
Online
ECE 148
Summer 2003
5752
Online

ECE 148
Summer 2003
1060
Michelle Meyer

ECE 148
Winter 2003
1099
Michelle Meyer



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
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)