Child Care Skills
Barry Tech | Human and Public Services | Child Care Skills in Long Island
About This Course
In this course students will develop the skills needed to enter the Child Care profession. The course will provide students with a foundation in the principles of child development, basic health and safety, and training in the care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. They will earn about the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each of the above-listed age groups. The course encourages both discussion and demonstrations of skills. Part of the curriculum will also include guest speakers such as the Safe House, Cornell Cooperative Extension, school directors and former students. Upon course completion and teacher evaluation, students may have the opportunity to be admitted to the two-year CTE Early Childhood Education program.
Students Will Learn How to:
- Complete a babysitting binder
- Develop a resume and learn the steps involved in finding and applying for a job in the child care field
- Practice and develop effective communication skills to enable them to work with both parents and co-workers in a collaborative team effort
- Participate in computer and technology projects and lessons related to early childhood development
- Develop a personalized portfolio that aligns to the NYS Pre-School Common Core Learning Standards
- Create lessons and learning projects for infants, toddlers and preschoolers
During the year, the class will visit local day cares and pre-schools.
These may include:
Harbor Child Care Center, Bethpage Nursery School and the Greenhouse at Nassau Community College. The visitations will offer the opportunity to further learn about the varied educational settings in our area. Job shadowing opportunities may also be available.