This course will prepare online students to employ skills needed in the childcare facilities. It also discusses aspects of physical development and social/emotional development in children. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 discusses aspects of physical development in children, including the stages of physical development, physical activity and safety, assessing children’s physical needs and relating to parents.
Semester 2 discusses aspects of social/emotional development in children, including the stages of social/emotional development, children’s self-esteem and temperament, childhood anger and anger management, and other social/emotional topics like stress, separation anxiety and grief. It also discusses documenting children’s behaviors and working with children who have disabilities.
Career Elective Child Care 1