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 Course Title:   Family Child Care

 Title Abbreviation:   FAMILY CHILD CARE

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    134

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Learn the basics of home/family child care program management. Topics include: licensing requirements; business management; relationship building; health, safety, & nutrition; guiding behavior; and promoting growth & development.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define and evaluate safe, healthy learning environments.
  2. Define and evaluate child growth and development.
  3. Define and evaluate working with a diverse group of families.
  4. Define and evaluate early learning program management.
  5. Define and evaluate professionalism and ethical conduct.
  6. Demonstrate and document age appropriate teaching methods and strategies.
  7. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Safe, healthy learning environments.
  2. Child growth and development.
  3. Working with a diverse group of families.
  4. Early learning program management.
  5. Age appropriate teaching methods and strategies.
  6. Professionalism and ethical conduct.
  7. Written and verbal communication skills.