Child Care / Early Childhood Education
8405110 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 1
This course covers the 40-hour competencies for the Department of Children and Families and general competencies for initial employment. Students will acquire competence in state rules and regulations; clean, safe and healthy learning environments; food service and nutrition education; child abuse and neglect; principles of child development; observation and recording; developmentally appropriate practices; including: methods of guidance; professionalism; communication; leadership and organizational skills; community resources; career opportunities and observation and recording methods.
Upon completion of early childhood education 1, 2, and 3 the student has completed 450 hours of a 600-hour Child Development Associates credential (CDA) program. By entering the dual enrollment Early Childhood Education class at LWIT or ITC the student will be certified by the State of Florida with a CDA equivalency credential. There is a 40 hour minimum training requirement.
8405120 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2
This course covers competencies on professionalism, community resources, the importance of relationship skills and communicating with children’s families, use of technology in the child care profession, and observing and recording methods.
8405130 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
This course includes competencies in developing lesson plans, child development theories, factors that affect the development of a child, and developmentally appropriate practices and activities for infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. Also covered are components on working with students with special needs, classroom management techniques and creating optimum environments for all children. Will meet graduation requirement for Performing Fine Arts graduation credit.
8405140 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 4
In this course students will acquire competence in the areas of creating a successful developmentally appropriate curriculum, mentoring, developing the ability to motivate children, recognizing cultural differences when planning activities, including children with special needs, recent trends and issues in early childhood education, and professionalism.