Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Child

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Introduction to Children's Literature   (LIT-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to Children's Literature is a course designed for adults who care deeply about children and children's books. Recognizing the crucial role adults play in introducing children to the joys of literature, the course encourages and promotes sharing books with children, including infants. The course text, Through the Eyes of a Child, shares this perspective and provides a wealth of information about the history and diversity of children's literature.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Answer knowledge-based questions about the history and importance of children's literature.
  • Identify criteria for evaluating children's literature.
  • Evaluate a wide variety of books available today for children, from newborns to adolescents, according to stated criteria.
  • Recognize and describe the artistry in children's books.
  • Discuss issues surrounding children's literature.
  • Compose essays on various themes related to children's literature.
R.JUL13 
Children's Literature in Hispanic World   (SPA-262)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of children's literature of Spain and Spanish America. Readings from traditional children's poems, stories, plays, and from works written for children by authors such as Benavente, Gabriela Mistral, and Garcia Lorca.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify Latin American and Spanish writers who have written stories and poetry for children.
  • Identify literary genres and movements of selected childrens works by authors from Spain and Latin America.
  • Explore the cultural context of childrens literature by Latin American and Spanish authors.
R.JUL13 
Parenting Very Young Children   (CDS-113)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The parenting of Very Young Children (Birth to 6 years Old). A study of parental involvement with children, the amount & quality of parent- child interaction, the psycho-social development of young children, personnel placement in early childhood programs, & school-home communication.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the benefits of a positive behavior plan for both parents and child.
  • Explain the significance of setting developmentally appropriate expectations.
  • Establish the significance of the home-school connection and strong communication ties.
  • Discuss how emergent literacy begins in the home and note how issues such as poverty impacts the onset of emergent literacy skills for the young child.
  • Indicate how the child develops cognitively and emotionally and what happens when a child fails to reach significant growth milestones. Incorporate Piaget's theories.
R.JUL13 
Guidance for Young Children   (CDS-354)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course will assist the child care staff in interpreting the behavior of young children and examining approaches to discipline. The student will develop realistic expectations of the child according to his/her developmental level. Other topics include relationship of space, materials, and activities to children's behavior; the staff member's personal attitude and approach toward children's behavior, and his/her influence on shaping responses from children; and the appropriate skills in speech and action which guide childrens behavior in a positive manner.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss several developmentally appropriate approaches to the discipline of young children.
  • Determine the role of family, family culture, and family values in developing a discipline plan for young children.
  • Discuss the behavioral developmental milestones of children from birth through second grade.
  • Discuss the relationship of space, materials, and activities to the child's behavior.
  • Indicate the role of the staff member, regarding speech and actions, in shaping the behavior of young children.
  • Suggest ways in which the staff member can set realistic behavioral expectations for young children.
R.JUL13 
Child Abuse/Maltreatment   (SOC-316)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive overall knowledge of the problem of child abuse including the history of child abuse, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, incest, extra-familial maltreatment, psychological/emotional maltreatment, the emotional impact of maltreatment, reporting and investigation, early intervention, the legal response, and treatment and prevention as well as how it affects the family and the developing child.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Examine the history of child abuse and related interventions.
  • Discuss child abuse issues related to the family.
  • Analyze the impact of child abuse as it relates to the stages of child development.
  • Analyze neglect as it relates to child abuse.
  • Analyze the impact of physical and sexual abuse.
  • Discuss the role of incest in relation to child abuse.
  • Assess the impact of extra-familial maltreatment.
  • Evaluate the factors of psychological/emotional maltreatment.
  • Analyze the emotional impact of maltreatment.
  • Assess reporting and investigation techniques.
  • Analyze the role of early intervention.
  • Discuss the role of the legal response.
  • Compare various aspects of treatment and prevention.
R.JUL13 
Child Welfare Services   (SOW-262)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to current issues in child welfare services. Examines the changes in the larger society which affect children, families, and the system of child welfare services. Course may include issues related to adoption, foster care, child advocacy, treatment of minority children, deinstitutionalization, etc. 
Creative Arts for Preschool Children   (CDS-110)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the theory, content, and methods available to facilitate childrens creative expression in the early childhood classroom (pre-kindergarten to third grade) through graphic art, music, drama, and literature as they impact both cognitive and affective development in children.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss theories related to the emergence of creativity in young children.
  • Describe and compare methods to enhance the creative expression of young children in areas of art, music, literature and drama.
  • Describe methods to foster creativity and artistic expression in a given content area.
  • Explain how to adapt instruction to meet the creativity needs of children experiencing developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Discuss how music and movement relate to the development of cognitive ability and analytical skills.
  • Compare and contrast philosophical approaches to creativity in the early childhood classroom.
  • Explain and provide examples of how culture and ethnicity can be explored and celebrated through mediums of art, music, and drama.
R.JUL13 
Health&SafetyforYoungChildren   (CDS-111)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Title: Health and Safety for Young Children. This course will deal with all aspects of health (physical, mental, emotional) and safety for young children. Emphasis will be placed on the construction of teaching units for use with young children. 
Children's Literature and Story Telling   (CDS-214)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of the principles of selection, adaptation and the techniques of storytelling, book talks and book reviews. A survey of children's literature and the age appropriate use of various genre.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss how the early childhood educator selects good and age-appropriate children's literature for the classroom.
  • Briefly considers the various genres and the defining elements of each.
  • Talk about the role of children's literature in promoting emergent literacy in early childhood education.
  • Indicate the role of parents/caregivers in terms of incorporating children's literature in the home environment.
  • Consider the role of multi-cultural literature in the classroom.
  • Discuss how literature has a cathartic element in the life of a child.
  • Briefly state how storytelling enhances the experience of literature in the classroom.
R.JUL13 
Language Arts for Preschool   (CDS-315)   3.00 s.h.  
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Language Arts for the Preschool Child - This course is an introduction to language development in the child and those language experiences which will be most beneficial. The student will be given an opportunity to explore all aspects of pre-reading and pre-writing skills that are essential in early childhood programs. The student will also develop an understanding of using literature and dramatics with young children. 
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