Various child care facilities associated with the Caritas Training Center.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
The curriculum addresses how to engage children in developmentally appropriate ways with individual, small group, and whole group instruction and emphasizes how to manage the transition between activities. Art: materials and media, i.e., crayon, pencil drawing, clay, water color, sculpture, etc.; Music: listening, following directions, appreciation, recognition, group participation in songs, movement games, instrument making, etc.; Math: 0 to 10 materials, teens and tens, decimal system, and addition; Language Arts: pre-writing exercises, language patterning sequence, visual discrimination, initial sounds, phonetic sounds, phonograms, grammar games, literature and poetry for pre-schoolers; Social Studies: sensorial perception of the concept of time, basic human needs, and vastness of history, sensorial age appropriate experience with maps, flags, landforms, habitats and cultures, child's body awareness and relationship to the world; Science: health, nutrition, human body, solar system, rocks, plants, and animals; Manipulatives: helping the child to function in his/her own environment, increase attention span, develop self-discipline, and refine gross and fine motor skills through practical life activities; developmentally appropriate sensorial materials involving matching, sorting, and discrimination.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Care (5/99).