An integrated approach to designing, planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum for school- age children and youth. Includes techniques for effective discipline and guidance, and dynamics of working as a team member. Applies to licensing requirement for school-age and youth.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the stages of development and characteristics of children ages 5-12.
2. Write a lesson plan and present activities in school-age programs.
3. Plan and maintain a safe, developmentally appropriate environment.
4. Evaluate tools for assessing the quality of school-age programs.
5. Compare and contrast staff roles and responsibilities.
6. Identify and analyze skills that reflect positive attitudes, communication,
morale and self-esteem enhancement.
7. Apply principles and practices of effective communication and guidance to all
children, co-workers and parents.
8. Recognize environmental, scheduling and teacher behavior as factors that
prevent possible classroom problems.
9. Demonstrate effective skills to promote family involvement and positive
- Weekly Assignments: Each week, new assignments will be posted that relate to the course readings.
- Discussion Board: Discussion Boards are in lieu of class discussions. Each week a new question is posed that requires students to share their thoughts. Students then interact with their classmates by responding to their peers.
Projects: There are 3 major assignments-
- Parent Meeting
- Lesson Plan for multi-age school age children
- Observation of School-Age Program
- Caring for School-Age Children by Click and Parker. 6th edition.