ERIC Number: ED384826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Parenting and Child Development. Course Number 7065. Curriculum Guide.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services.
This curriculum guide, developed in North Carolina, is designed to help teachers guide students in making informed choices for their interaction with children throughout life. The course teaches students about the obligations and responsibilities of being caregivers and emphasizes the impact of adults on children's lives. While preparing for experiences with children either as parents, caregivers, or observers, students learn ways to assist children in dealing with stress, adjusting to change, and using technology. The whole child is emphasized through the study of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development from infancy through preschool. The curriculum guide include competency matrixes, a course blueprint, a course outline, and 10 units of instruction. The units cover the following topics: parenting perspectives, parenting concerns, pregnancy and prenatal development, the miracle of birth, leadership and citizenship, health and safety, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and child care and educational experiences. Each unit contains several lessons, each based on a competency. Each lesson plan includes an objective, a competency statement, a content outline keyed to competencies with suggested activities and resources, and suggested references. (KC)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Care Occupations, Child Development, Child Rearing, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Family Life Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services.