ERIC Number: ED353052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
2 + 2 Tech Prep Early Childhood Professions Postsecondary Curriculum Guide: An Articulated Program for Secondary and Postsecondary Students.
Harriman, Marilyn Williams
This curriculum guide is designed for students in Texas' 2 + 2 Tech Prep program, which trains individuals who followed the general track degree program in high school to provide high quality care and education to young children. The guide is for students entering the third phase of the program, in which a set of intermediate postsecondary core courses is taken. Occupational objectives for various child care staff positions are listed and terms used in the guide are defined. Recommended degree plans for high schools, colleges, and community colleges are detailed, and learning outcomes are listed according to functional areas of knowledge. The curriculum is competency-based and is organized around core knowledge areas recognized as basic to appropriate care and education for young children. Competencies and learning activities are described for the following courses: (1) safety, health, and nutrition; (2) growth and development from conception through preadolescence; (3) learning environments for children from birth through 2 years, from 3 through 5 years, and from 6 years through preadolescence; (4) guidance techniques and group management; (5) the child and family, the community, and staff relationships in a multicultural world; (6) the child with special needs; (7) program administration, administration of the child care education program, management techniques for directors, and learning environments, activities, and materials for mixed-aged groups. The appendix includes a 230-item list of references and other related materials. (SM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Certification, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Competency Based Teacher Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Health, High Schools, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Postsecondary Education, Safety, School Community Relationship, Teacher Guidance, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Central Texas Coll., Killeen.
Identifiers - Location: Texas