ERIC Number: ED280590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Vocational Education Art and Music Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers Curriculum Development and Revision. Final Report.
Kovacs, Sharon; Albright, Loretta
A curriculum was developed for the purpose of training child care teachers to provide high quality music and art experiences for infants and toddlers. Introductory material provides a brief overview of the curriculum development project, giving specific attention to the completion of grant objectives, advisory committee involvement, dissemination plans, integration of the training module into the State of Washington's plan for vocational and consumer homemaking education, and the evaluation of the curriculum materials. Substantive content first focuses on competencies needed by teachers of young children, and the developmental sequence of infants' and toddlers' skill acquisition. Teacher competencies discussed include the ability to observe developmental levels of play, to analyze statements made in interaction with children, to present an activity, and to plan for art and music expriences. Much of the subsequent content concerns (1) objectives and teacher competencies for art and music experiences with infants and toddlers, including presentation strategies for learning experiences; and (2) art and music curriculum modules describing several learning experiences for "lookers" from birth to 4-months-old, for "creeper/crawlers" from 5- to 8-months-old, for "cruisers" from 9- to 14-months-old, and for "walkers" from 15- to 24-months-old. A bibliography of printed and recorded resources completes the report. (RH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Competence, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Objectives, Individual Development, Infants, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Learning Modules, Music Activities, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Toddlers
North Seattle Community College, Child and Family Education Division, 9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: North Seattle Community Coll., WA.