ERIC Number: ED208997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Oklahoma Child Development Associate Curriculum: Child Growth and Development. Revised Edition.
Loveless, Susan Catlett; And Others
One of a series of curriculum materials developed for training Child Development Associates, this set of training materials focuses upon program planning skills. After successfully completing this area of the curriculum, trainees should be able to perform in several ways, including the following: (1) develop awareness of the scope of the 13 functional areas of the Child Development Associate; (2) be acquainted with current theorists and philosophies in early childhood; (3) evaluate the effectiveness of yearly, weekly, daily, and activity plans; (4) utilize physical facilities to meet program goals; (5) select materials and equipment meeting children's developmental levels; (6) design and implement a program for young children that is developmental in nature and directed toward stated goals and objectives; (7) capitalize on "teachable moments" or "incidental" learning situations; (8) use appropriate group management techniques, such as transition activities; (9) assess the program, the teacher, and the children; (10) organize space into specific learning centers; (11) determine the number of learning centers to be available and the time rotation for their implementation; (12) observe and record children's behavior and development; (13) use observation records to inform parents of their child's progress; (14) plan and conduct field trips and; (15) analyze room arrangements and suggest changes to increase space utilization. Other goals for the Child Development Associate are specified, and 10 chapters of discussion and examples are provided as illustration. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oscar Rose Junior Coll., Midwest City, OK.; Oklahoma Child Development Associate Policy Advisory Council, Midwest City.