This course will prepare online students to employ skills needed in the childcare facilities. It discusses issues that may be encountered while working with children and provides information relevant to establishment, management, oversight, and day-to-day operation of a child care facility. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 discusses potential issues that may be encountered while working in childcare facilities. It describes techniques and procedures for preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse, indicators of shaken baby syndrome, ways to identify and prevent bullying, and techniques for guiding children’s behavior. It also addresses conflict management, multiculturalism, and how to teach tolerance to children.
Semester 2 focuses on the business aspects of commercial child care. It describes how to manage a business and presents sound professional practices. It discusses related activities including staffing a facility, assessing organizational strengths and weaknesses, and gaining required accreditation.
Career Elective Child Care 1
Career Elective Child Care 2
Career Elective Child Care 3