Project Description

This course focuses on the principles of curriculum planning for early childhood development programs for children. The course will emphasize the development of activities, methods, and materials appropriate to the areas of curriculum in an early childhood program. It also covers important aspects of the curriculum such as classroom environment, the teachers’ role, communication, and healthy relationships between teachers and parents. The course will review the National Association for the Education of the Young Children (NAEYC) standards and best practices.

DURATION

45 Hours as 15 Sessions

HOURS AND SESSIONS

15 Sessions of 3 hours. Total course duration is 45 hours.

COURSE CODE

ECH-207 Planning Curricula for Child Care

COURSE NAME & CODE

ECH-207 Planning Curricula for Child Care

PREREQUISITE

ECH 205 - Child Growth and Development

PREREQUISITE

Students must complete Child Growth and Development prior to registering for this course.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Name and describe the variety of program and settings available in early childhood education.
  • Identify the teachers’ roles in the early childhood classroom and the essential characteristics of successful teaching.
  • Discuss guidelines for establishing positive relationships with parents.
  • Create a safe, healthy, and multicultural environment for children.
  • Use skills of room arrangement, transitions, and interactions to manage the daily routine and activities smoothly.
  • Describe the values of play and the teachers’ role in facilitating children’s play.
  • Apply key principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) to planning.
  • Develop and articulate specific individualized lesson plans to promote physical/motor, social, emotional, and cognitive development in young children.
  • Plan and demonstrate circle time and small group activities for children.
  • Articulate key points of the NAEYC standards of developmentally appropriate programs.

Certificate of Completion

This certificate of completion will be co-branded with Montgomery College, Maryland, USA and Desert Side Training Institute (Approved by Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai).

MSDE Office of Child Care Licensing

This class provides the second 45 of the 90 classroom hours needed to become a teacher in programs licensed by the MSDE Office of Child Care Credentialing. The first 45 hours will be counted from the course ECH 205.

What is MSDE Office of Child Care Licensing

The Office of Child Care’s Licensing Branch inspects and licenses all child care centers and family child care providers in the Maryland state of USA and oversees Maryland’s subsidized child care program, the state’s Child Care Credentialing System, and Maryland EXCELS – the state’s quality rating and improvement system. The OCC maintains Regional Licensing Offices around Maryland, which are responsible for all child care licensing activities in their geographical areas. It is one of the notable Child care licensing in USA and around the globe.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe theories and principles of child development and learning and apply the theories and principles to the classroom teaching.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in observing and working with children.
  • Apply developmentally appropriate teaching practices and guidance approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Develop and implement curriculum plans to promote children’s learning in the areas of physical/motor, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.
  • Be reflective practitioners to reflect and use the most effective methods of guidance and teaching when working with children.
  • Demonstrate written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, which will allow them to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.
  • Teach young children in an early childhood setting with the required disposition, knowledge, skills, and competencies.

Course Fee

4000 AED

Registration Fee

100 AED

Payment Installment

Payment can be made at three installment and altogether at a time.
2000 AED, 1000 AED, 1000 AED

  • First Installment at the time of registration.
  • The second and third instalment are mentioned on the invoice along with the timeline at the time of registration.

Reference Resource

Text Book : Gordon, A. M. (2017, 2014). Beginnings and Beyond: Foundation in Early Childhood Education. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.

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