ERIC Number: ED366410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Early Childhood Professions Advanced Specialty Curriculum Guide for Postsecondary Colleges. Part of an Articulated Program for Secondary & Postsecondary Students.
Harriman, Marilyn Williams
The Tech Prep Early Childhood Professions Program is designed to provide high school and community college students in Texas with the necessary training and skills to find employment in the child care and education professions as teachers, directors, or special needs paraprofessionals. This Advanced Speciality Curriculum Guide is designed for students entering the final phase of the Tech Prep program and contains a set of advanced specialized courses that can serve as a model for community colleges to adopt or adapt according to local needs and demands. The guidebook is divided into seven sections: (1) early childhood professions: program organization and outline; (2) descriptions of certificate programs; (3) administrative courses, including "Administration of the Child Care/Education Program,""Management Techniques for Directors," and "Learning Environments, Activities, and Materials for Mixed-Age Groups"; (4) special needs paraprofessional courses, consisting of "Including the Child with Special Needs in the Community,""Integrated Learning Environments," and "Advanced Guidance Techniques"; and (5) school-age child care specialist courses, including "Recreational Activities for the School-Age Child,""Creative Expression Activities for the School-Age Child," and "Tutoring and Support Techniques for the School-Age Child." An appendix presents results of a survey of child care center directors on their requirements for special needs paraprofessionals, school-age child care specialists, and curriculum coordinators. A list of approximately 150 book, periodical, and audiovisual references, and of resources for instructors and students is included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administration, Child Care Occupations, Curriculum Guides, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, High School Students, Higher Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, School Age Day Care, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Home Economics Curriculum Center, Texas Tech University, Box 41161, Lubbock, TX 79409-1161 ($17).
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: Tech Prep; Texas
Note: For related documents, see ED 339 463 and ED 353 052-053.