Child and Family Services

Child and Family Services

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (CHILD CARE)


INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE: Grade 9. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.

This class exposes students to skills in seven areas: caring for children, how to make decisions when shopping, how to design your own place, selecting healthy foods, buying clothes that look good on you, building positive relationships, and preparing for a career. Students will participate in classroom work and hands on activities.

 


ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Grades 11, 12. One hour daily. First semester-1/2 credit.

Students plan, prepare and present learning experiences for children in all curriculum areas: language, music/movement, art, science, math, foods and social studies. Children visit the classroom once a month for activities planned and carried out by the students. It is recommended as a prerequisite to Social and Emotional Development of Young Children. Students have the option of taking this as a dual credit class.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Grades 11, 12. One hour daily. First semester-1/2 credit.

Students participate in active observation of children three to five years of age in a licensed child care facility each week. Classroom study helps students learn what behaviors and skills are normal for children of this age. Also included is the teacher’s role in helping the child develop. Students have the option of taking this as a dual credit class.

 

INFANTS AND TODDLERS: Grades 11, 12. One hour daily First semester-1/2 credit.

Students participate in the care of infants and toddlers at licensed child care facilities each week. Students observe, record and analyze the skills of infants and toddlers. Classroom study includes making toys and learning how to interact with infants and toddlers in ways that promote development. Students have the option of taking this as a dual credit class.

 

LIVING ON YOUR OWN: Grades 10, 11, 12. One hour daily. One semester-1/2 credit.
This is a personal development course. Students practice skills in making decisions about renting and furnishing an apartment, planning menus and shopping for groceries, communication skills and problem solving, making a spending plan, using credit wisely and maintaining personal relationships. Young men and women are urged to develop skills that are useful for a lifetime. This course may be taken on-line with special permission and accommodations.

 


SERVICES FOR CHILDREN: Grades 10, 11, 12. One hour daily. Second semester-1/2 credit.

Students participate in Center Time with young children who are in our classroom three days a week for sixteen weeks. Providing for children’s safety and selecting toys and activities for preschool children are the main topics in this course relating to child care occupations.

 

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN: Grades 11, 12. One hour daily. Second semester-1/2 credit.

Children three to five years of age are in our classroom three days each week for sixteen weeks. Students read stories and do art projects with the children. Learning to guide children’s behavior in positive ways is emphasized. Students have the option of taking this as a dual credit class.

 

MANAGEMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Grades 11, 12. One hour daily. Second semester-1/2 credit.

Children three to five years of age are in our classroom three days a week for sixteen weeks. Students play games and have snack time with the children. Learning how to set up and manage a child care home or center is emphasized. Students have the option of taking this as a dual credit class.

EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERNSHIP: Grade 12. Time arranged. One semester-1/2 credit. Two semesters-1 credit.

Two options are available:

A) Student Aide:

work in a child care center, preschool, kindergarten, elementary or special education classroom or recreation program as part of your school day.

B) For Dual Credit

: Complete the requirements for the thirteen functional areas required of child care professionals as you work in a child care center or preschool as part of your school day. Activities for Children class and Social and Emotional Development of Young Children are required prerequisites for option B.