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Family & Consumer Sciences
Music, Movement & Creative Arts
This course examines strategies to nurture children's creativity through music, movement and creative arts. The course combines classroom instruction with lab experience and observation to develop competence in working with young children. The course allows students the opportunity to experience firsthand how children develop their creativity and gain an appreciation for the arts.
Holly Hanan
-Describe the benefits of music and music learning centers

-Identify music activities

-Examine space requirements for music

-Evaluate a music center

-Adapt music activities for children with special needs

-Determine the goals of the art center

-Guide art experiences

-Demonstrate the Reggio Emilia Method

-Examine space requirements for art

-Adapt art activities for children with special needs

-Observe and record dramatic play

-Learn about a child's life through dramatic play

-Describe different types of social play

-Assess basic equipment and materials for social play, music and art

-Determine space requirements for social play

-Describe theme activities

-Evaluate the dramatic play center
-Class assignments
-Laboratory assignments/reports
-Observation reports
-Peer reviews
Oklahoma State Department of Human Services - Child Care Division

CECPD requirements
Ard, Linda & Pitts, Mabel. Room to grow. Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. 2002

Stephens, Karen. The Child Care Professional. glencoe McGraw Hill, 1999

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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