• This course is designed to help students prepare for a career in early childhood education and/or for parenting.  Students will gain an understanding of how a child develops and will use this knowledge to develop practical techniques to guide children through daily experiences in a safe and educational way.  This course is also a prerequisite for being a Teacher's Assistant (TA) at the elementary school (must be taken before or concurrently with TA).
    Areas that will be addressed as part of this course:
    • Understanding child development principles, theories, and stages 
    • Creating learning experiences for children
    • Creating a safe and healthful environment for children
    • Guiding children with special needs
    • Preparing nutritional meals, snacks, and recipes
    • Nurturing the family unit