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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ECED& 134 - Family Childcare

3.0 Credits
Learn the basics of family home childcare program management. Topics include: licensing requirements; business management; relationship building; health, safety, and nutrition; guiding behavior; and promoting growth and development. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe family childcare licensing standards.
  2. Evaluate specific practices, determining effectiveness in meeting children’s needs for maintaining good health, safety, and nutrition.
  3. Compare strategies for establishing developmentally appropriate, socially and culturally relevant, and safe childcare environments in the home setting.
  4. Demonstrate plans and activities that are appropriate developmentally, socially, and culturally, to meet the needs of children in multi-age groups.
  5. Describe and evaluate guidance methods that foster responsibility, independence, self-reliance, and positive social and emotional growth in children.
  6. Identify strategies for family childcare business management, including marketing, risk management, staffing, tax planning, accounting, and record keeping.
  7. Discuss strategies for family childcare providers to balance the demands of operating their business with meeting the needs of their families.
  8. Identify resources meeting the needs of family childcare providers and the families they serve.
  9. Apply knowledge of children’s development in a child-directed and active learning home-based program that supports each child in a relationship-based context that is the foundation for children’s learning.

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