CDEC2324 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING III
Catalog Description: A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication. Prerequisite/Corequiste: CDEC 1317 and 2322.
Prerequisite(s): CDEC 1317 and CDEC 2322
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours / Week: 2
Lab Hours / Week: 2
Contact Hours / Semester: 64
State Approval Code: 1907090000
Basic Intellectual Competencies (The following reflect the state-mandated competencies taught in this course.):
- Critical Thinking
- Computer Literacy
Perspectives (The following reflect the state-mandated perspectives taught in this course.):
- Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
- Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
- Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.
- Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
- Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
- Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
- Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.
Exemplary Objectives (The following reflect the state-mandated exemplary objectives taught in this course.):
Social and Behavioral Sciences: The objective of a social and behavioral science component of a core curriculum is to increase students' knowledge of how social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.
- To employ the appropriate methods, technologies, and data that social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- To use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- To develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
- To analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on the area under study.
- To analyze, critically assess, and develop creative solutions to public policy problems.
- To recognize and assume one's responsibility as a citizen in a democratic society by learning to think for oneself, by engaging in public discourse, and by obtaining information through the news media and other appropriate information sources about politics and public policy.
- To identify and understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.
This course is a continuation of the training hours towards a CDA credential. Students will be introduced to four main topics: creativity, cognitive, physical, and communication. After finishing this course, students will be able to better understand these areas and how to properly utilize them in an early childhood setting.
Strickland, Dana L
- Ability to read and comprehend textbook assignments, written, technical instructions and specifications.
- Ability to clearly write responses to test items, work orders, or assignments that require written responses.
- Ability to make necessary arithmetical calculations and computations in completing training assignments.
- Ability to comprehend and accurately follow verbal instructions or communications.
- Ability to orally communicate understandable responses to assignments in the classroom or training projects in the lab.
- Ability to acquire new information, techniques or processes.
- Ability to assess a problem and visualize plausible solutions.
- Ability to approach and solve problems in a systematic, progressive fashion.
- Creative in approaches to problem solutions.
- Ability to make decisions based upon current available information.
- Accepts responsibility for actions.
- Displays self control.
- Displays appropriate social skills - tact, manners, sensitivity and consideration of other people.
- Displays moral character - honesty and integrity.
- Makes appropriate allocation use of time in completing assignments.
- Makes appropriate allocation and use of shop materials in completing assignments.
- Can work effectively with other students in completing assignments as a project team.
- Is able and willing to instruct less experienced students in completing work assignments.
- Is willing and able to explain the nature of a problem and the action taken to make necessary adjustments or repairs.
- Demonstrates flexibility in assigned shared responsibilities.
- Works well with either gender and with people of diverse backgrounds or cultures.
- Seeks new information and evaluates its appropriate use.
- Ability to interpret, organize, and communicate information.
- Ability to use computers to acquire or process information.
- Understands the organizational requirements of the program and operates within them.
- Ability to monitor, diagnose, and make adjustments.
- Choose appropriate procedures, tools, or equipment in problem solution.
- Understand the appropriate use and limitations of various equipment.
- Take appropriate preventive maintenance measures and solves problems in the use and operation of equipment.
General Course Objectives:
General Course Objectives
- To gain knowledge of the 4 CDA III topics
Specific Course Objectives:
Specific Course Objectives
- To gain knowledge of creative processes in early childhood
- To gain knowledge and implement appropriate child-directed activities
- To understand motor skill development for birth-age 5
- To understand how children learn and to implement appropriate strategies
- To gain specific techniques for appropriately communicating with young children
- Complete classroom outlines.
- Discuss 4 CDA III topics.
- Complete weekly lab assignments.
- Complete the CDA Professional Resource File.
- Complete exams covering CDA III topics.
Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery:
Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery
- Class preparedness and Instruction
- Professional Resource File
Specific Tasks Accomplished:
Specific Tasks Accomplished
- Complete course outlines on 4 required CDA III topics
- Complete weekly field-experience labs
- Demonstrate knowledge of topics through chapter/module exams
- Complete the CDA Professional Resource File
- Students will learn the true definition of "creativity" and learn to apply creative, child-directed experiences in the classroom.
- Students will gain information on how children learn through play.
- Students will gain information on appropriate methods for teaching young children.
- Students will learn the differences in motor skill development per age group.
- Students will obtain strategies for effectively communicating with young children.
Texts, Materials, and Supplies:
Texts, Materials, and Supplies
- Outlines will take the place of a CDA III textbook.
- Notebook for additional notes
- 3 inch binder for Professional Resource File
- Page Protectors
- Appropriate writing instruments - pen (blue or black) and pencil
Evaluation of Learning Outcomes
Evaluation of Learning Outcomes
- Students will be evaluated on their overall/collective performance of exams, labs, and classroom assignments.