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CTE/Family & Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum Early Childhood Education I
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will identify and/or demonstrate Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP).

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Standard 1
Identify and/or demonstrate DAP activities for young children.

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  1. Define DAP. (Characteristics: age and individual appropriateness, handson, concrete, real, relevant, uses all areas of development, multicultural, nonsexist)
  2. Types of learning and play: child-directed, teacher-directed, child-initiated
  3. Active vs. passive learning.
  4. Effective transitions
  5. DAP materials and activities for specific ages and areas of development (cognitive, social, emotional, moral, and physical [gross and fine motor]).
  6. Positive questioning techniques (open-ended questions).

Standard 2
Identify and/or demonstrate positive guidance techniques for preschoolers.

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  1. Review common reasons for misbehavior (i.e., normal behavior, natural curiosity, don't know better, attention-getting, for power, for revenge, feeling inadequate and need to feel they belong).
  2. Know the techniques of positive guidance (i.e., natural consequences, logical consequences, positive statements, redirection, limited choices, time out, positive reinforcement, modeling, child-directed and problemsolving).
  3. Identify and/or demonstrate the ability to maintain control in a large and small group setting.

ECE I: Performance Objective 1
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 1
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 1
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

Standard 3
Incorporate observation techniques and guidelines while studying children and develop strategies to meet their needs.

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  1. Know the purposes of observing children (i.e., formal and informal assessments, curriculum planning, and learning children’s developmental stages).
  2. Understand objective/factual statements vs. subjective/interpretative statements

Standard 4
Identify and/or implement appropriate environmental space arrangement.

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  1. Arrange the physical characteristics of a classroom (e.g., floor coverings, permanent fixtures, storage for materials, color, children's display and personal storage, child-size furniture).
  2. Understand spatial arrangements (e.g., quiet, active, wet, dry, centers, group and individual space).

ECE I: Performance Objective 2
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 2
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx


Strand 2
Students will develop and/or implement age-appropriate curricula for young children.

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Standard 1
Identify components of curriculum planning.

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  1. Identify and/or demonstrate the responsibilities of the lead and support teacher.
  2. Understand calendaring, daily scheduling, routines, learning centers, and group time.
  3. Know the components of a lesson plan (i.e., theme, objectives, concepts, procedures, transitions).

ECE I: Performance Objective 3
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 3
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx<

Standard 2
Create DAP learning experiences for preschoolers.

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  1. Demonstrate knowledge of language/literacy activities (e.g., fingerplays, stories, show and tell).

ECE I: Performance Objective 4
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 4
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 2
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of math activities (e.g., sequencing, sorting, classification, matching, seriation, and manipulatives).

ECE I: Performance Objective 5
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 5
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 3
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of creative arts activities (i.e., the four stages of art: (1) scribbling, (2) pre-schematic, (3) schematic, (4) realism).

ECE I: Performance Objective 6
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 6
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 4
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of science and sensory activities.

ECE I: Performance Objective 7
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 7
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 5
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of music and movement activities.

ECE I: Performance Objective 8
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 8
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 6
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of social and emotional activities.

ECE I: Performance Objective 9
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 9
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 7
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of dramatic play.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of food experiences.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of free play.


Strand 3
Students will identify and/or demonstrate how to maintain a healthy environment for young children.

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Standard 1
Identify and/or demonstrate how to maintain a secure and healthy environment for young children.

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  1. Demonstrate knowledge of safety guidelines.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of health and wellness (i.e., childhood illnesses, communicable diseases and basic first-aid for poisoning, cuts, bumps, bruises, and choking).
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures (e.g., fire, earthquake, intruders).
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of sanitation and hand-washing (i.e., 20 seconds, upon arrival, before and after snack, prior to sensory play, after restroom use).
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of identification and reporting procedures for abuse and neglect.

ECE I: Performance Objective 10
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 10
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 8
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx

Standard 2
Describe the factors to consider in meeting the nutritional needs of young children.

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  1. Demonstrate knowledge of healthy snacks and meals.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of food safety (i.e., allergies, use of gloves, food handling guidelines).

Strand 4
Students will evaluate the quality of various early childhood programs and review applicable licensing rules.

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Standard 1
Classify the types of childcare programs by category.

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  1. Know the categories of child care (i.e., custodial, developmental, and comprehensive child care).
  2. Understand the pros, cons, and flexibility associated with various types of child care (e.g., hourly, Montessori, Head Start, preschool, on-site, home care, day care centers and laboratory schools).

ECE I: Performance Objective 11
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 11
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

Standard 2
Identify current childcare licensing rules. (http://childcarelicensing.utah.gov/centerinterpretation.htm and see Child Care Center Interpretation Manual by Sections to view the individual Center Rule Interpretation sections.)

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  1. Understand qualifications for directors, caregivers, and assistant caregivers.
  2. Know licensing rules (i.e., confidentiality issues, proof of immunizations).

ECE I: Performance Objective 12
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 12
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx


Strand 5
Students will identify and/or demonstrate employment skills needed to work with young children.

Standard 1
Identify and/or demonstrate positive employment characteristics (e.g., punctuality, teamwork, problem solving, dependability, respect).

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  1. Identify components of a resume.

ECE I: Performance Objective 13
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 13
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

Standard 2
Identify and/or demonstrate effective communication skills (e.g., with children, staff, parents, employers).

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Standard 3
Identify the requirements for and advantages of obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

ECE I: Performance Objective 14, 15, & 16
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/323/323PD.aspx

ECE I-A: Performance Objective 14
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/325/325PD.aspx

ECE I-B: Performance Objective 9, 10, & 11
http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/skill/Tests/FACS/328/328PD.aspx



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