ERIC Number: ED339463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
2 + 2 Tech Prep Early Childhood Professions I and II Curriculum Guide: A Four Year Articulated Program for Secondary and Postsecondary Students.
Patton, Mary Martin; Harriman, Marilyn Williams
The 2 + 2 Tech Prep Early Childhood Professions I and II curriculum guides, developed through funding from the Carl D. Perkins Education Act, are designed for students entering the first and second years of the program. They are the first and second in a series of courses that systematically expand students' knowledge, skills application, and field experiences, and are based on the following principles: a mastering of employer-identified competencies; a structured and coordinated curriculum beginning in grade 11 and developed through the postsecondary level; a high school plan that emphasizes communications, math, and science skills; one entry point, multiple exit points to the workforce; and elimination of course duplication. Both guides include descriptions of field experience models and early childhood professions, as well as units on the following competencies: professionalism; child growth, development, and learning; guidance and group management; curriculum development, content, and implementation; family and community relations; safety, health, nutrition; and program management. Appended are floor plans, student competency profiles, and student and parent evaluations of Early Child Professions. (LB)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Field Experience Programs, Grade 11, Grade 12, High Schools, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Central Texas Coll., Killeen.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Professionalism; Tech Prep