Early Childhood Professional II

Power Standards

Students will learn to determine the type of need that exists in the community, obtain financial support for the program, locate and prepare a facility, plan the daily program, hire appropriate staff and enroll students.

 

I. All students will provide a safe environment.

  • All students will plan and implement safe and legal trips.
  • All students will provide and maintain safety indoors and outdoors.
  • All students will respond to emergency situations appropriately.
  • All students will practice secure procedures for releasing children from center.

II. All students will provide a healthy environment.

  • All students will meet health requirements (child care worker).
  • All students will plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals or snacks.
  • All students will assess child's health status and follow appropriate health procedures.
  • All students will provide and maintain proper sanitary conditions.
  • All students will help children develop proper health habits.
  • All students will recognize signs of suspected child abuse/neglect.

III. All students will design and implement a quality learning environment.

  • All students will plan and arrange learning centers for an early childhood program.
  • All students will establish a balanced daily schedule.
  • All students will plan for inpidual group needs.
  • All students will develop plans for daily activities.

IV. All students will promote physical development.

  • All students will observe and describe a child's physical development.
  • All students will provide and develop appropriate large motor activities.
  • All students will provide activities to promote small motor skills.
  • All students will plan and guide activities appropriate for outdoor play.
  • All students will interact appropriately with child's physical activities.
  • All students will provide opportunities for sensory experiences.

V. All students will facilitate cognitive development.

  • All students will plan and guide appropriate language experiences.
  • All students will guide the child in problem solving and decision making.
  • All students will offer opportunities for emerging literacy.
  • All students will use play to support cognitive development.
  • All students will plan and guide developmentally appropriate pre-math activities.
  • All students will plan and guide developmentally appropriate science and nature activities.
  • All students will plan and guide developmentally appropriate social studies activities.
  • All students will observe and describe s child's cognitive development.

VI. All students will communicate effectively.

  • All students will use effective oral communication.
  • All students will listen actively.
  • All students will use written communication competently.

VII. All students will encourage creativity.

  • All students will evaluate characteristics of process-oriented activities for encouraging children's self-expression.
  • All students will plan and guide opportunities for dramatic play.
  • All students will plan and guide creative art activities.
  • All students will plan and guide activities for self-expression through music and dance.

VIII. All students will demonstrate and encourage the development of social skills.

  • All students will encourage cooperation in play.
  • All students will identify the levels of play.
  • All students will help children develop appropriate social skills.
  • All students will observe and describe child's level of social development.

IX. All students will enhance self-concepts.

  • All students will interact with child as an inpidual and in group settings.
  • All student will identify behaviors that reflect negative and positive self-concepts.
  • All students will recognize and respect the inpidual differences of child and family.
  • All students will recognize children's special needs.

X. All students will provide age-appropriate guidance.

  • All students will set and communicate limits for acceptable behavior.
  • All students will direct and guide positive behaviors.
  • All students will use strategies to provide guidance/intervention for inappropriate behavior.

XI. All students will relate to families.

  • All students will develop and implement strategies to strengthen school/family partnerships.
  • All students will communicate with family members.

XII. All students will maintain the program.

  • All students will recognize roles within the program.
  • All student will support other staff members and professionals.
  • All students will keep all appropriate records.
  • All students will comply with licensing regulations.
  • All students will comply with philosophy and personnel/program policies.
  • All students will meet ongoing program needs.
  • All students will develop a program budget.
  • All students will develop curriculum for the program.
  • All students will conduct various program observations.
  • All students will conduct various program evaluations.
  • All students will locate community resources.

XIII. All students will display professionalism.

  • All students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • All students will provide a positive role model for child, parent(s) and coworker(s).
  • All students will demonstrate enjoyment of working with young children.
  • All student will display good work habits.
  • All students will use problem-solving skills to enhance the program.
  • All students will balance social, home and work lives.
  • All students will accept constructive criticism.
  • All students will show interest in professional growth.
  • All students will recognize standards of accreditation of child-care programs.
  • All students will utilize technology and other resources to influence positive change for children and families.
  • All students will maintain confidentiality about the child and family.