NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
CHD 225 - CURRICULUM PLANNING FOR SCHOOL-AGE CARE (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Explores the creative activities, techniques, interactions, and program development that promote positive social and emotional growth in school-age children. Emphasizes positive development through everyday programming and experiences. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
 

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. discuss the importance of child development for school-age children and relate major changes and variations in growth patterns among children
  2. discuss major principles of developmental theories
  3. describe ways child care leaders can use theories to enhance school-age development
  4. discuss factors that are important to children’s sense of self
  5. describe ways child care leaders can help children develop a healthy sense of self
  6. review the role of the caregiver in relation to parents and family
  7. describe the characteristics of an effective caregiver
  8. discuss steps used to help children resolve conflict
  9. apply developmental and age-appropriate practices in working with school-age children
  10. plan a school-age program
  11. discuss guidelines for planning indoor and outdoor space
  12. plan and implement appropriate activities in art, music, drama, science, math, fitness, and nutrition
  13. discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using community resources
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
  1. Development in Middle Childhood
  2. The People in School-Age Care: the Children, the Families, and the Caregiver
  3. Program Planning
  4. Creating Environments
  5. The Curriculum
  6. Using Community Resources
Revised 04/01

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