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Experience With Young Children: Lead Teachers
LEAD TEACHERS
CLASS CODE: CHILD 260 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $90.00
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Curriculum development, teaching and working with preschool children; emphasis on lead teaching skills, support of children's play, and health and safety issues.
TAUGHT: winter, 1st summer block, fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Planning the preschool environment
2. Play Problems
3. Developmental screening test - Denver II
4. Child Abuse and Neglect
5. Educating children about abuse and neglect
6. Preventing Injuries
7. Communicable Illnesses
8. Infection Control
9. Health and Safety Education
10. Chronic health concerns with young children
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will advance skills in curriculum development and lead teaching. They will learn to recognize and assist children who exhibit play problems, learn to administer a standardized development screening test, and demonstrate an understanding of health and safety practices when working with young children.
REQUIREMENTS: Enrollment and successful participation in preschool lab, CHILD 260L, also required.

Anecdotal records reflecting application of principles that assist children to develop play skills.

Administration of the Denver Development Screening Test

Summaries of professional journal articles.

Compilation of portfolio, documenting lead teaching experience.

Tests



PREREQUISITES: Student must have completed CHILD 230, CHILD 240, and CHILD 240L with a C grade or higher. Concurrent enrollment in CHILD 250, CHILD 260L, and instructor's approval required.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2004