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Family & Consumer Sciences
Cognitive Skills for Children
Cognitive Skills for Young Children is a course designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of cognitive development in young children. The course combines classroom instruction with lab experience and observation to develop competence in working with young children. This course will allow students the opportunity to experience first hand what it is like to guide children's cognitive development from birth to age 12.
Holly Hanan
Students will:

-apply child development concepts.

-develop and implement age-appropriate social studies activities.

-implement a successful field trip experience.

-design learning centers for young children.

-critique food experiences for young children.

-plan and produce non-biased learning centers for students.

-compare space requirements, safety considerations, and equipment and materials, for learning centers.
-Class assignments
-Laboratory assignments/reports
-Observation reports
-Peer reviews
Oklahoma State Department of Human Services - Child Care Division

CECPD requirements
Ard & Pitts. Room to Grow. Texas Association for the Education of Young
Children. 2002.

Herr, Judy. Working With Young Children . Text and Workbook. The
Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., 2002.

Oklahoma State Department of Career & Technical Education, Teacher Assistant, 2008

Stephens, Karen. The Child Care Professional. Glencoe McGraw Hill, 1999
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Human Services Early Childhood Development & Services Early Care and Education
Human Services Early Childhood Development & Services Early Care and Education Associate Teacher