This course is designed to provide all child care and educational professionals’ information, methods of practice and resources related to Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Participants will engage in topics that include the requirements of the ADA, inclusionary practices based on national standards and the use of best practices in early childhood and school age programs. MSDE *Effective January 1, 2016, 3 clock hours of approved training complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This requirement applies to: Directors of all Child Care Centers, Child Care Teachers in Preschool Centers, Child Care Teachers in School Age Programs and Family Child Care Providers. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Special Needs.
The childcare professional will be introduced to the Environmental Rating Scales including the background of ERS and the use of the ERS tool to assess the child care environment. Additionally, participants will use the instruments to assess the level of quality of child care environments connecting the understanding of indicators, subscales and the use of conducting self-evaluation, therefore contributing to positive child development. Participants are required to attend 2 hours of in class participation and complete 1 hour outside classroom assignment using the ERS tool in a licensed child care program.
Designed for parents, teachers, child care operators, prospective parents or teachers, and others interested in working with children. Through varied instructional materials and activities, students will learn various means of stimulating the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of young children through seven years of age. Text required. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. This course may also be taken for credit.
Designed to provide students with knowledge to meet the needs of the young child from birth to age seven. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of caring for young children, creating environmental settings instrumental in providing optimal development, and guidelines for selecting quality childcare and educational programs. Readings and discussions on special concerns and current issues in the field of child development will be offered. It is designed to train parents, foster care parents, family and group day care providers, nursery and primary teachers, and others. Text required. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. This course may also be taken for credit.