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C356
Parenting (PARNT)
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Program Overview:
The Parenting certificate focuses on the social, emotional, academic, and physical growth of children as well as the continuing education for parents and how education builds a better and stronger community. The goals of the program are: increase parental involvement in their children’s education as well as their own education; increase student attendance in school; improve parental understanding of learning concepts; increase academic growth; and recognize the need for lifelong learning and education.

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Requirements
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SU2017
FA2017
ECD 1101
Intro to Early Childhood Education
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Course will be the survey of early childhood educational programs and principles to give historical and philosophical perspective to current issues and trends. Desirable qualities, skills, duties, and responsibilities of early childhood care providers are examined.

ECD 1203
Health and Safety of Children
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This course deals with issues that affect the health of children. It includes nutrition, hygiene, diseases, protection, first aid and safety. Laws and standards governing early childhood facilities are examined.

ECD 1206
Developments in Early Childhood
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Presentation of new developments, trends, and problem areas in the field of Early Childhood will be covered. Special attention will be focused upon the needs and adjustments the students must make in their own areas of skill and responsibility.

ECD 1208
Parent-Child Relations I
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This is a lab-observational experience course in parent-cooperative early childhood development to be conducted in an identified formal child care facility. Lab and learning activities include observational skills, child need assessment, child management, health, nutrition, safety practices, participation in small group staff discussions, support readings in current child care and child psychology literature, curriculum planning and implementation, and supervised, direct care activities with young children.

ECD 1209
Parent-Child Relations II
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This is a continuation of ECD 1208 Parent-Child Relations I and is a follow-up to this lower level course. This is a lab-observational experience course in parent-cooperative early childhood development to be conducted in an identified formal child care facility. Lab and learning activities include observational skills, child need assessment, child management, health, nutrition, safety practices, current child care and child psychology literature, curriculum development and hands-on child care activities.

ECD 1210
Developmental Parenting
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This course presents theories of child development to students and parents to enable informed, judicious, child-rearing decisions. Included are an overview of child development in relation to everyday issues, toys for instruction and play, effective discipline techniques, and parent-child communications.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

Term Total
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