Level II - Early Childhood Lab Requirements

Early Childhood Lab - PANTHER PRESCHOOL

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION During the course of this semester we will be studying how preschoolers grow and develop physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Child care skills are developed as appropriate care, positive guidance techniques, and child related issues are studied.  The main focus of this course will be a preschool experience in which you will be the teacher.  You will plan and implement age-appropriate activities for the 3-5 year olds that attend the Panther Preschool. 

 

CLASS TOPICS:

  CHILD CARE PROFESSION

Types of Early Education Programs

    Roles and Responsibilities of the Teacher

  CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

    Theories and Basic Principles of Development and Behavior

    Understanding the 3, 4, and 5 Year Old

  SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

    Providing and Appropriate Environment

    Keeping Children Safe

    Nutritious Snacks

    Handling Schedules and Routines

    Transition Times

  CURRICULUM PLANNING

Goals and objectives of Panther Preschool

    Writing lesson Plans

    Learning Center Activities

    Circle Time/Group Time

    Interactive Story

  GUIDING CHILDREN

    Establishing and Enforcing Classroom Rules

    Developing Guidance Skills/Guidance Problems

  MEETING THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN

Screening

    Observing

    Children with Disabilities

    Developmentally Appropriate Practice

  PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE