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1 Course Overview Name of Course: Child Care I Name of Department: Family and Consumer Science The Child Care Career Program This is a three year program designed to give students interested in a career working with children some hands on experience. The students will develop a background in basic child development. Course Description: The emphasis of this course is to give students a background of information in the following areas, principles of development, operating an Early Childhood program, appropriate learning environments, schedules and routines, curriculum planning. As part of the class the students will run the Rainbow Express PM school. This is the second level of the Child Care Career program. Course Expectation: SWBAT List and explain all of the managerial and clerical jobs associated with operating the Rainbow Express. Explain what routines, transitions and schedules are and what factors must be considered when using them in a preschool. Summarize the functions of, procedures to follow and types of learning centers found in the Rainbow Express. Summarize the physical, social, emotional, mental and moral development of the preschooler. Describe the different types of teaching techniques and their impact on the preschoolers learning. Understand the connection between lesson planning and successful activities. Demonstrate the qualities and personal characteristics that contribute to a successful Child Care worker. Course Essential Questions (Big Ideas): 1. Why is it important to develop good communication and organizational skills when working in a preschool program (Rainbow Express)? 2. What is the importance of following a schedule or routine in a preschool program (Rainbow Express) on the children? 3. What kinds of learning centers would you find in a preschool program (Rainbow Express) to help foster the children s learning? 4. Why is it important to match your teaching style to the preschoolers for effective learning to take place? 5. What is the relationship between a successful activity and how children learn? 6. What skills must a Child Care worker possess in order to succeed in a preschool program (Rainbow Express)?

2 2 Alignment with New Jersey core curriculum content Standards: New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standard(s) addressed: A A A A.1 NJCCS Technology Content Standard(s) addressed: 8.1.P.A A P.C.1,2 8.1.P.E B.2 NJCCCS 21 st Century Skills Content Standards(s) addressed: A.1,4 9.1.B A C J J.2.1,2,3,4,5, J.3.1,4.1,5.1,6.1,7.1,8.1,, A.111, A A.1,2,3,4,5, B.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, C.3,6, J.1.1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 Common Core Standard(s) addressed: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening 1, 4, 5 and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Language 1,2,3, and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Reading 7 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Writing 2,3,5,6, and 10 Preschool New Jersey Curriculum Content Standard(s) addressed: LA.PK.3.1.1,2,3,4 LA.PK.3.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,8 LA.PK.3.3.AA.1,3,4,5,6 LA.PK.3.3.B.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 LA.PK.3.4.2,3,5 FL.PK.7.1.1,2,3 AR.PK.1.1.1,2,3 AR.PK.1.2.1,2,3 AR.PK.1.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 AR.PK.1.4.1,2,4,5,6,7 TEC.PK.8.1.1,2 SDEV.PK.0.1.1,2,3,4 SDEV.PK.0.2.1,2,3,4 SDEV.PK.0.3.1,2,3 SDEV.PK.0.4.1,2,3,4,5,6 SDEV.PK.0.5.1,2,3,4,5 HE.PK.2.1.1,2 HE.PK2.2.1,2 HE.PK2.3.2 AR.PK.1.1,2,3 AR.PK.2.1,2,3 AR..PK.3.1,2,3,4 AR.PK.4.1,3 Course Requirements and Major Assignments: Homework/Classwork: 50% Current Events 10% Daily Logs 10% Thematic Units 10% Classwork 20% Projects: 20% Lesson Plans 20% Participation 30% Preschool participation 30% TOTAL 100% Students will have both a midterm exam and final exam.

3 3 Content Topic Course Content Outline/Pacing Guide Registration Communication with Parents Recording Keeping Scheduling Learning Environment Preschoolers Development Teaching Techniques Lesson Plans Planning Activities Role of the Child Care Worker Rainbow Express Child Development Learning Lab Timeline 1 week On Going On Going 1 week 2 weeks 2 weeks On Going On Going On Going On Going On Going Course Title: Child Care I Department: Family and Consumer Science Course Guide/Pacing Guide Unit # Unit Title Duration: Weeks & School Calendar 1 Administrative Support 2 Weeks 2 The Preschooler 2 Weeks 3 Curriculum Planning On Going 4 Child Development Learning Lab On Going

4 4 Course Unit 1 Unit Title: Unit 1 Administrative Support Date/Duration: On GOING New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standard(s) addressed: A A A A.1 NJCCCS 21 st Century Skills Content Standards(s) addressed: a.1, A A.1, A A.1,2,3,4,5, B.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, C.3,6, J.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,14,15,16 NJCCCS Technology Content Standard(s) addressed: 8.1.P.A A P.C.1,2 8.1.P.E E B.2 Desired Results Understandings: Students will understand that: Working in a preschool requires managerial, clerical, organizational and good teaching skills. That the learning environment and schedule will have a direct effect on the success of an activity Students will know The importance of proper record keeping in a preschool (Rainbow Express) The all that is included in a high quality preschool program (Rainbow Express) classroom. Performance Tasks: Completion of all paper work associated with the registration process of the Rainbow Express. Construction of a schedule to follow for the Rainbow Express Set up the classroom into various learning centers. Guided Observations Essential Questions: Assessment Evidence Why is it important to maintain proper record keeping and communication in a preschool program (Rainbow Express)? What is the relationship between the learning environment and the schedule in a preschool program (Rainbow Express)? Students will be able to Successful complete all registration paper work associated with the Rainbow Express. Correctly set up a preschool (Rainbow Express) classroom. Other Evidence: Class discussions Class participation Attendance Research Worksheets Formative Assessments: Exit Tickets Teacher Observation Learning Logs Benchmark Assessments Homework Classwork Summative Assessments: Quarterly Benchmarks Tests Quizzes

5 Suggested Learning Activities Learning Activities: Inventory and store all new classroom supplies received for the Rainbow Express. Read chapters 9 Operating an Early Childhood Program and complete the study guide. Review Meeting Program Needs on page 166. Review how to plan for the preschooler s physical, emotional, intellectual and social development on page 167. Discuss how to set up the learning center on page in the textbook. Set the classroom up by organizing the space into functional areas that promote play and learning experiences. Select the toys to go into the learning centers. Complete the worksheet Design for Success. Complete the worksheet Planning Play Yards for Safe Play. Complete Observing and Analyzing in the textbook page 181 As a review, watch the video Creating Environments for Learning and Play. Students will complete observations 9-1 and 9-2, Guided Observation: Learning Centers and Guided Observation: Classroom Environments. Read chapter 12 Handling Schedules and Routines and complete the study guide. Review the chapter summary on page 242 in the textbook. Complete the worksheets Right on Schedule and Transition Ideas. Students will demonstrate a transition activity to be used in a preschool program (Rainbow Express). Students will role-play the correct procedures to follow for the routines in a preschool program (Rainbow Express). Students will complete observation 12-1, Running Record: Observing a Daily Routine Contact the parents of the preschoolers enrolled in the preschool program (Rainbow Express) to give them the information about when school will start. Complete all necessary paperwork needed for registering a preschooler in the preschool program (Rainbow Express). Review all safety procedures and medical procedures to follow in a preschool program (Rainbow Express). Recommended Modifications and Accommodations ELL: Work toward longer passages as skills in English increase Use visuals Introduce key vocabulary before lesson Provide peer tutoring Use a strong student as a buddy (does not necessarily have to speak the primary language) Special Education: Allow extra time to complete assignments or tests Work in a small group Allow answers to be given orally or dictated Use large print books, Braille, or books on CD (digital text) Follow all IEP modifications/504 plan 5

6 Gifted and Talented: Create an enhanced set of introductory activities (e.g. advance organizers, concept maps, concept puzzles) Provide options, alternatives and choices to differentiate and broaden the curriculum Organize and offer flexible small group learning activities Provide whole group enrichment explorations Teach cognitive and methodological skills Use center, stations, or contracts Organize integrated problem-solving simulations Propose interest-based extension activities Title 1 (At- Risk Students): Homework Leveled Reading Supplemental Assignments Specific Resources for Unit Textbook The Child Care Professional Chapters 9 & 12 Video Creating Environments for Learning and Play Worksheets Design for Success Planning Play Yards for Safe Play Right on Schedule Transition Ideas Guided Observation: Classroom Environments Guided Observation: Learning Centers Running Record: Observing a Daily Routine General Resources for Course Rainbow Express Classroom equipment Classroom supplies Early Childhood resources books Registration paperwork LCD Projector Internet Textbook- The Child care Professional 6

7 7 Course Unit 2 Unit Title: Unit 2 The Preschooler Duration: 2 Weeks New Jersey Curriculum Content Standard(s) addressed: A A A A.1 NJCCCS Technology Content Standards(s) addressed: 8.1.P.A A P.C.1, P.E E B.2 NJCCS 21 st Century Skills Content Standards(s) addressed: J J.1.1 Common Core Standard(s) addressed: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening 1, 4, 5 and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Language 1,2,3, and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Reading 7 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Writing 2,3,5,6, and 10 Understandings: Students will understand that: Play is an important part in the preschooler s development. Students will know And be able to identify the various signs of a preschooler s development. Performance Tasks: Lesson Plans Daily Logs Leaflets Role Playing Observations Desired Results Assessment Evidence Essential Questions: How does play effect a preschooler s physical, mental, emotional, social and moral development? Students will be able to Incorporate their knowledge of preschooler s development when planning play activities. Other Evidence: Class Discussion Class participation Attendance Research Worksheets Formative Assessments: Exit Tickets Teacher Observation Learning Logs Benchmark Assessments Homework Classwork Summative Assessments: Quarterly Benchmarks Tests Quizzes

8 Suggested Learning Activities Learning Activities: Review preschooler s Physical development in textbook pages Discuss the difference between motor development and perceptual motor development. Discuss fine motor and gross motor development. View videos Fine Motor Development and Gross Motor Development. Look in magazines to find picture of toys that help promote fine and gross motor development. Review preschooler s Intellectual development in textbook pages Explain the following concepts; classification, centration, serration, rote counting, one-toone correspondence, rational counting and conservation. Have the students demonstrate how to incorporate the above concepts into the preschoolers learning by role playing and using props to making a sample lesson. Discuss how the development of language takes place in preschoolers. View the video Communication-Language Development. Read the handout Encouraging Language Development. Review preschooler s emotional development in textbook pages Discuss how preschoolers begin to develop empathy towards others. Discuss how the development of a preschooler s self-esteem is related to physical and intellectual development. Review preschooler s social development in textbook pages Explain how the role of play is important in a preschooler s social development. Explain what cooperative play is. Discuss the preschooler s moral development and development of a conscience. Complete observation Checklist: Preschoolers Development. As a review of preschooler s development the students will develop a leaflet offering suggestions for building up one of the areas of development covered in class. Recommended Modifications and Accommodations ELL: Work toward longer passages as skills in English increase Use visuals Introduce key vocabulary before lesson Provide peer tutoring Use a strong student as a buddy (does not necessarily have to speak the primary language) Special Education: Allow extra time to complete assignments or tests Work in a small group Allow answers to be given orally or dictated Use large print books, Braille, or books on CD (digital text) Follow all IEP modifications/504 plan Gifted and Talented: Create an enhanced set of introductory activities (e.g. advance organizers, concept maps, concept puzzles) Provide options, alternatives and choices to differentiate and broaden the curriculum 8

9 9 Organize and offer flexible small group learning activities Provide whole group enrichment explorations Teach cognitive and methodological skills Use center, stations, or contracts Organize integrated problem-solving simulations Propose interest-based extension activities Title 1 (At- Risk Students): Homework Leveled Reading Supplemental Assignments Specific Resources for Unit Textbook The Child Care Professional Chapter 6 Videos Fine Motor Development Gross Motor Development Communication-Language Development Handout Encouraging Language Development Worksheet Chapter Study Guide Checklist: Preschoolers Development General Resources for Course Rainbow Express classroom equipment Rainbow Express classroom supplies Early Childhood resources books LCD Projector Internet The Child Care Professional

10 10 Course Unit 3 Unit Title: Unit 3 Curriculum Planning Duration: On Going New Jersey Curriculum Content Standard(s) addressed: A A A A P.A.1,2 NJCCCS Technology Content Standard(s) Addressed: 8.1..P.A A P.C.1,2 8.1.P.E E B.2 NJCCCS 21 st Century Skills Content Standards(s) addressed: J.1.1,2,14,15,16 Common Core Standard(s) addressed: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening 1, 4, 5 and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Language 1,2,3, and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Reading 7 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Writing 2,3,5,6, and 10 Desired Results Understandings: Students will understand that: A good curriculum is important in a successful preschool program (Rainbow Express). Teaching style has a direct impact on learning. Students will know That teaching style and principles of how preschoolers learn will effect planning art, music, language, and active play activities. Performance Tasks: Lesson Plans Daily Logs Thematic Units Class projects Essential Questions: Assessment Evidence What are the qualities of a strong curriculum for a preschool program (Rainbow Express) that include art, music, active play and language activities? Students will be able to Incorporate the principles of the way children learn and their teaching style when writing lesson plans. Other Evidence: Class Discussion Class Participation Attendance Research Worksheets Formative Assessments: Exit Tickets Teacher Observation Learning Logs Benchmark Assessments Homework Classwork Summative Assessments: Quarterly Benchmarks Tests Quizzes

11 Suggested Learning Activities Learning Activities: Review what makes a good curriculum in textbook pages Discuss what a thematic unit is. Have students brainstorm topics that might be used in a thematic unit. Have students complete the worksheet Planning a Thematic Unit on a topic assigned by the teacher. ( Art, Music, Active Play or Language) Explain and discuss what a lesson plan is and how to fill on out, textbook pages Review sample lesson plan in textbook page 341. View the video, Child Care Planning Lesson. Review principles of how children learn in textbook pages Review with the students the handout, The Way Children Learn. Complete worksheet Learning Principles at Work. Explain what open-ended materials and close-ended materials are and how teachers can use them effectively. Review the transparency Aim for Open-Ended Questions. Have students make a list of play materials found in the preschool (Rainbow Express) and classify them either open-ended or close-ended materials. Talk about the different types of teaching techniques used: arranging the classroom, setting the stage, handling play, and grouping the children, using objects, open-ended questions and other resources used by teachers. Discuss the goals of an art curriculum in textbook page 354. Review the three stages of artistic development; scribbles, symbolic and realistic. Review how to guide children in art activities in textbook pages Explain transparency When Guiding Art Activities. Collect examples of drawings made by children and have students identify what stage each drawing fits into. Divide the class into groups. Assign each group a different type of art activity and have the group report back to the class how to plan a lesson on the art activity assign to them. Plan an art activity for the preschoolers and write a lesson plan for it. Outline the things found in a language art curriculum, textbook pages Review how to read and tell stories to preschoolers in textbook pages Explain how the following activities promote listening and speaking skills in preschoolers; sound-matching games, finger play, sharing time puppetry and dramatic play. Have students select one of the preschool (Rainbow Express) library books and evaluate it according to page 375, Signs of Good Literature. Is the book appropriate for a preschool language center? Why or Why Not? Discuss the skills needed by preschoolers to begin to write, textbook pages Show transparency What Promotes Readiness for Writing? Have student s complete worksheet, Language in the Schedule. Plan a language activity for the preschoolers and write a lesson plan for it. Discuss how music benefits a preschooler s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development in textbook pages Discuss the transparency, Discovery Through Music. Review different types of music activities in textbook pages

12 Divided the class into groups. Assign each group a different type of music activity and have the group report back to the class how to plan a lesson on the music activity assign to them. Review Creative Movement with Young Children in the textbook pages Plan a music activity for the preschoolers and write a lesson plan for it. Discuss how active play benefits a preschooler s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development pages in textbook. Have students demonstrate how different types of play items benefit the preschooler s development. Have students formulate a list of safety rule for both indoor and outdoor active play. How would you teach these rules to preschoolers? Read handout Planning for Outdoor Play. Have students complete the following worksheets, Evaluating Indoor Active Play and Evaluating Outdoor Active Play Have students design an obstacle course and list the motor skills developed by the course. Plan an active play activity for the preschooler s and write a lesson plan for it. Recommended Modifications and Accommodations ELL: Work toward longer passages as skills in English increase Use visuals Introduce key vocabulary before lesson Provide peer tutoring Use a strong student as a buddy (does not necessarily have to speak the primary language) Special Education: Allow extra time to complete assignments or tests Work in a small group Allow answers to be given orally or dictated Use large print books, Braille, or books on CD (digital text) Follow all IEP modifications/504 plan Gifted and Talented: Create an enhanced set of introductory activities (e.g. advance organizers, concept maps, concept puzzles) Provide options, alternatives and choices to differentiate and broaden the curriculum Organize and offer flexible small group learning activities Provide whole group enrichment explorations Teach cognitive and methodological skills Use center, stations, or contracts Organize integrated problem-solving simulations Propose interest-based extension activities Title 1 (At- Risk Students): Homework Leveled Reading Supplemental Assignments 12

13 13 Specific Resources for Unit Textbook The Child Care Professional Chapters 17,18,19,22 Videos Child Care Planning Lesson Communication-Language Development Transparencies Aim for Open-Ended Questions When Guiding Art Activities What Promotes Readiness for Writing? Discovery Through Music Worksheets Planning a Thematic Unit Learning Principles at Work Language in the Schedule Evaluating Indoor Active Play Evaluating Outdoor Active Play Lesson Plans Handouts Planning for Outdoor Play The Ways Children Learn Websites General Resources for Course Rainbow Express classroom equipment Rainbow Express classroom supplies Early Childhood resources books LCD Projector Internet Textbook- The Child care Professional

14 14 Course Unit 4 Unit Title: Unit 4 Child Development Learning Lab Duration: On Going New Jersey Curriculum Content Standard(s) addressed: 2.6.P.A.1, C.1, C P.A.1,2, A A A A.1,2,3,4 NJCCS 21 st Century Skills Content Standards(s) addressed: A B C F J(1) J.1.3,4,5, J J J J.1.10, J B C.4, C C.1,2, F F F.2 NJCCCS Technology Content Standards(s) addressed: 8.1.P.A A P.C.1,2 8.1.P.E E B.2 Common Core Standard(s) addressed: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening 1, 4, 5 and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Language 1,4,5, and 6 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Reading 7 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard(s) for Writing 2,3,5,6, and 10 Preschoolers New Jersey Curriculum Content Standard(s) addressed: LA.PK.3.1.1,2,3,4 LA.PK.3.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,8 LA.PK.3.3.A.1,2,3,4,5 LA.PK..3.3.B.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 LA.PK.3.4.2,3,5 FL.PK.7.1.1,2,3 AR.PK.1.1.1,2,3 AR.PK.1.2.1,2,3 AR.PK.1.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 AR.PK.1.4.1,2,4,5,6,7 TEC.PK.8.1.1,2 SDEV.PK.0.1.1,2,3,4 SDEV.PK.0.2.1,2,3,4 SDEV.PK.0.3.1,2,3 SDEV.PK.0.4.1,2,3,4,5,6 SDEV.PK.0.5.1,2,3,4,5 HE.PK.2.1.1,2 HE.PK.2.2.1,2 HE.PK HE.PK.2.4.1,2,3 AR.PK.1.1,2,3 AR.PK.2.1,2,3 AR.PK.3.1,2,3,4 AR.PK.4.1,3 Understandings: Students will understand that: Working in a preschool program (Rainbow Express) will require them to perform many different jobs. An activity for a preschool program (Rainbow Express) requires planning. Students will know All of the jobs associated with working in a preschool program (Rainbow Express). How to plan a lesson to teach in a preschool program (Rainbow Express) Desired Results Essential Questions: What are the various jobs found in a preschool program (Rainbow Express) and the duties associated with each job? How do you formulate a successful activity for use in a preschool program (Rainbow Express)? Students will be able to Demonstrate their ability to work in a preschool program (Rainbow Express) and to teach a lesson to the preschoolers.

15 Performance Tasks: Lesson Plans Daily Logs Weekly Schedules Job Assignments Class Participation News Letters and Calendar Yearbook Observations Assessment Evidence Other Evidence Attendance Class Discussions Formative Assessments: Exit Tickets Teacher Observation Learning Logs Benchmark Assessments Homework Classwork Summative Assessments: Quarterly Benchmarks Tests Quizzes Suggested Learning Activities Learning Activities: Review with the students the handout Preschool Evaluation so that they will know how they are going to be graded. Discuss and explain to the students the different jobs used in a preschool program (Rainbow Express). Review how to complete a Daily log that will be filled out each day by the students. Review with students the Weekly Schedule so that will know what their job in the preschool program (Rainbow Express) will be for the week. Review the correct way to fill out a Lesson Plan for when they are responsible to teach the preschoolers. The students will greet the children when they arrive at school and help them secure any personal items. The student will assign the preschoolers a job from the job Helpers Chart. The students will play with the children during free play. The students will assist the children with cleaning up the classroom. The students will take attendance, sing the Days of the Week Song, discuss the weather, dress Weather Bear and lead the children in the Pledge of Allegiance. The students will teach a lesson in art, music, language or active play when assigned. The students will lead the children in a group activity. The students will prepare, set up and serve snack to the preschoolers. The students will take the preschoolers to the bathroom when needed. The students will read a story to the preschoolers. The students will teach the preschoolers Spanish colors. The students will assist the teacher when needed. The students will create a monthly calendar and newsletter for the parents. The students will complete all paper needed in the daily operation of a preschool program (Rainbow Express). The students will create a Yearbook of all events that take place in the preschool program (Rainbow Express). The students will keep a record of the preschooler s progress over the school year. 15

16 Recommended Modifications and Accommodations ELL: Work toward longer passages as skills in English increase Use visuals Introduce key vocabulary before lesson Provide peer tutoring Use a strong student as a buddy (does not necessarily have to speak the primary language) Special Education: Allow extra time to complete assignments or tests Work in a small group Allow answers to be given orally or dictated Use large print books, Braille, or books on CD (digital text) Follow all IEP modifications/504 plan Gifted and Talented: Create an enhanced set of introductory activities (e.g. advance organizers, concept maps, concept puzzles) Provide options, alternatives and choices to differentiate and broaden the curriculum Organize and offer flexible small group learning activities Provide whole group enrichment explorations Teach cognitive and methodological skills Use center, stations, or contracts Organize integrated problem-solving simulations Propose interest-based extension activities Title 1 (At- Risk Students): Homework Leveled Reading Supplemental Assignments Specific Resources for Unit Websites Worksheet Lesson Plans Daily Logs Weekly Schedule Preschooler s Progress Evaluation Forms Handout Preschool Evaluation 16

17 17 Rainbow Express classroom equipment Rainbow Express classroom supplies Early Childhood resources books. LCD Projector Internet Textbook- The Child Care Professional General Resources for Course

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