An overview of child development, curriculum, management and guidance as well as health, safety and nutrition regulation standards in early care and education.
Theoretical and practical approaches to marriage and family. Attention is given to an in-depth look at family structure, family functions, culture, diversity and parenting. Emphasizes on relationships between families, parent education in early care and education settings.
Analysis of developmental domains of children ages between birth to three within an ecological context and cultural perspective.
Curriculum models for children ages birth to three and clinical experiences integrated into the course work in a childcare setting. Attention is given to age appropriate activities and materials based on South Carolina Infant/Toddler Guidelines.
Theoretical and practical approaches to working with young children with disabilities and/or developmental delays. Candidates are introduced to involving and supporting parents and families whose child or children have developmental delays or disabilities.
Theoretical and practical approaches to interacting and communicating with parents and families. Candidates are introduced to important aspects of communicating effectively and applying this ability with diverse families and cultures.
Theoretical and practical strategies in understanding mental health in young children. Attention is given to infant and children's mental health, play therapy and filial therapy with children and parents.
Analysis of developmental domains of children ages between four to six within an ecological context and cultural perspective.
Program for children ages four to six. Attention is given to learning environment and evidence based practices as well as South Carolina Good Start Grow Smart learning standards. Clinical experience in a learning center is integrated.
Formal and informal assessment and screening strategies for children birth to six. Focus is given on reflective and guided practice.
Ethical and legal issues as they relate to early care and education. Attention is given to the code of ethics, safety and prevention, privacy and confidentiality, and handling conflict.
Theoretical and practical strategies that support and assess parental involvement within diverse settings. Focus includes on the needs of families with and without children of disabilities and/or developmental delays.
Supervised clinical experience of 14 weeks in a learning center or an accredited child care center. Candidates prepare a resource file addressing culturally sensitive, age appropriate, inclusive activities, administer authentic and standardized assessments; plan parent involvement activities and collect professional resources.