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Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development Associate I
This course will teach students how to handle health and safety requirements and emergencies. Students will learn good nutrition and guidance techniques. Students will also learn to provide care for infants and plan activities for children. Students will practice responding to scenarios that relate to children. Students will use computer skills to complete Word documents. Students will learn the importance of confidentiality and what is considered ethical behavior for a teacher assistant. Observation time will be a component of the course.
Holly Hanan
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
-Demonstrate proper hand washing.
-Identify annual training requirements for health and safety.
-Identify health and safety procedures for an early education center.
-Record the administration of medication.
-Determine responsibilities for a master teacher in emergency situations.
-Respond to scenarios involving professionalism in responding to illness or emergency situations.
-Evaluate an indoor or outdoor area against health and safety criteria.
-Plan a one-day menu for toddlers, two-year-olds, preschool children, and school-age children.
-Assist with the preparation, serving, and clean-up of a meal or snack.
-Develop a nutrition activity file for children.
-Respond to scenarios about indoor activity areas and outdoor learning environments.
-Research new technology for classroom or outdoor learning environments.
-Evaluate learning materials.
-Create positive statements for effective guidance.
-Determine appropriate use of guidance techniques when given a scenario.
-Respond to scenarios involving guidance roles and responsibilities.
-Document behavior objectively using forms.
-Respond to scenarios involving communication with parents.
-Arrange a room to contribute to guidance.
-Demonstrate how to hold an infant.
-Demonstrate how to dress an infant.
-Demonstrate how to change a diaper.
-Demonstrate how to feed an infant.
-Describe the impact of an infant's schedule on parents and early education teachers.
-Observe infants, toddlers, and two-year olds.
-Observe preschool age children.
-Observe a school-age child.
-Interview a school-age child about early education.
-Explore personal attitudes and expectations about special needs/diverse abilities, gifts and talents.
-Evaluate an activity being presented to a child with special needs, gifts and talents.
-Adapt a toy, piece of equipment, or activity.
-Evaluate a classroom.
-Research the evaluation process.
-Identify a definition of ethics.
-Identify guidelines to use when making a difficult decision.
-Identify examples of ethical behavior.
-Analyze work ethic situations.
-Identify types of confidential information.
-Identify how student grades and records should be maintained.
-Identify ethical behavior for a teacher assistant.
-Produce and format common business documents.
-Edit a document.
-Enhance a document.
-Perform basic spreadsheet applications.
-Enhance a spreadsheet.
-Daily Grades
-Written Exams
-Hands-on performance evaluations
-The Child Development Associate Assessment System and Competency Standards
-Oklahoma State Department of Human Services - Child Care Division
-National FACSEd Standards
-CDA Pathways, CIMC

-Working with Young Children, 2008

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Human Services Early Childhood Development & Services ParaProfessional-Child Development