ERIC Number: ED357831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Child Care and Guidance, Management, and Services Curriculum Guide.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.; Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Human Sciences.
This curriculum guide provides information and materials for teachers who train child caregivers. Each of the guide's 27 chapters discusses essential elements and objectives related to one particular topic, and then presents teaching strategies for classroom use. Chapter 1 reviews the child care profession as a whole, and chapter 2 discusses the opportunities and requirements for careers in child care. The general organization and management of a child care center are covered in chapter 3. Chapter 4 describes influences on children's development, and the elements of a wholesome child care environment are addressed in chapter 5. Health and safety issues are the focus of chapters 6 through 9. Chapter 10 outlines daily routines in a child care setting. Child development is covered in chapters 11 through 14, highlighting physical, emotional, social, mental, and intellectual development. Chapter 15 offers teaching strategies for child caregivers. Chapters 16 through 20 describe the characteristics and needs of newborns and infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and children with special needs. Chapter 21 provides information on guidance and child behavior. Chapters 22 through 26 cover administrative topics of facility management, program organization, curriculum management, food service management, and finance management. The final chapter examines relationships among parents, community members, and education professionals. A little over half the document consists of appended materials. These include more than 100 teaching aids, tests for each chapter in the guide, and answer keys for the tests and for activities presented in the chapters. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Administration, Career Exploration, Check Lists, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Curriculum Guides, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Facilities Management, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.; Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Human Sciences.