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Early Childhood Education
This year-long course prepares individuals for child related careers through personal interaction with children. Instruction is given in developing positive relationships with and learning experiences for children, childcare policies and management, guidance techniques, and health and safety concerns. On-site preschool and/or child care experiences will be a major component of the course. Previous completion of the Child Development course is REQUIRED. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership and competitive events (FCCLA) may be integrated into this course.

GENERAL INFORMATION

COURSE STATE STANDARDS
Early Childhood Education I Standards
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE/COURSE DISCLOSURE
ECE I Addendum
ECE CDA Dividers 4th edition
PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION
Early Childhood Education I
Early Childhood Education I Summary Score Sheet
Early Childhood Education IA
Early Childhood Education IA Summary Score Sheet
Early Childhood Education IB
Early Childhood Education IB Summary Score Sheet

STRAND 1
Students will identify the categories and types of child care and applicable licensure standards and laws.

STRAND 1 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Classify the types of childcare programs by category.
Child Care Unit 3: The Child Care Center

Standard 2: Identify current childcare licensing standards and laws.
Child Care Guidelines
Child Care Licensing Laws
Licensing Standards

STRAND 1 TESTS OR QUIZZES
Child Care Crossword
Child Care Standards Quiz
Child Care Standards Quiz Key
Child Care Vocabulary Cards for State Test
STRAND 1 WEB RESOURCES
Child Care Article

STRAND 2
Students will identify and/or demonstrate employment skills needed to work with young children.

STRAND 2 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Create or update a personal resume.
Child Care Unit 4: Employment Skills

Standard 2: Identify effective communication skills (children, staff, parents, and employers).

STRAND 2 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 2 WEB RESOURCES

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

STRAND 3 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Identify and/or demonstrate how to maintain a secure and healthy environment for young children.
Child Care Unit 5: Healthy Environment
Cover Your Cough
CPR Video and First Aid
Stop the Germs at Home
Stop the Germs at Work

Standard 2: Describe the factors to consider in meeting the nutritional needs of young children.
Nutrition
Sneaky Vegetable Recipes
Childhood Recipes

STRAND 3 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 3 WEB RESOURCES

STRAND 4
Students will identify and/or demonstrate Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP).

STRAND 4 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Identify and/or demonstrate DAP activities for young children.
Child Care Unit 1: Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Teaching Techniques
How Children Learn

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

Standard 3: Incorporate observation techniques and guidelines while studying children and develop strategies to meet their needs.
Anecdotal Record
Five-Year-Old Checklist
Four-Year-Old Checklist
Observation Overview
Observation Record
Observation Summary Rubric
Observations: Preschool Observations
Observations: TMT #3 Child Portfolio
Observing Young Children
Participation Chart
Preschool Observation
Preschool Group Observation
Rating Scale
Toddler Observation
“Whole Child” Observation

Standard 4: Identify and/or implement appropriate environmental space arrangement.
Layout of a Preschool Lesson Plan
Preschool Layout Designs
Preschool Layout Key
Preschool Layout Worksheet
Room Arrangement

STRAND 4 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 4 WEB RESOURCES

STRAND 5
Students will develop and/or implement age appropriate curriculum for young children.

STRAND 5 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Identify components of curriculum planning.
Child Care Unit 2: Curriculum Planning
Importance of Planning
Literacy ABCs

Standard 2: Create DAP learning experiences for preschoolers.
Activity Evaluation
Apple Crisp Recipe
April/May Graduation Songs
Art
Creative Movement
Dramatic Play
Math
Science
Transitions

STRAND 5 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 5 WEB RESOURCES
Child Care Graduation Ideas
Observations: Kindergarten Assessment
Preschool Websites 1
Preschool Websites 2


ADDITIONAL GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTIRE COURSE TESTS OR QUIZZES
ECE B Lab State Skills Test Study Guide
ECE1 Skills Study Guide
New ECE State Review Matching
New ECE State Review Reading
Study Guide for Early Childhood Education Answer Key
Study Guide for Early Childhood Education
ENTIRE COURSE WEB/COURSE RESOURCES
Step by Step Instructions for Student Background Checks