- Name: Observation Skills
- Division: Professional & Applied Technology
- Discipline: Early Childhood Education
- Units (Credits): 1.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Provides parents and teachers various formal and informal methods to enhance their observation and assessment skills. Discussion includes methods for use with developmentally delayed children.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Record observed behavior objectively.
- Observe children without disrupting the program or becoming involved in it.
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out various types of observations.
- Demonstrate skill at interpreting information obtained from observations.
- Recognize milestones of typical development.
- Recognize warning signs of possible developmental delay.
- Identify agencies who can assist with children with special needs.
- Assist parent in communicating about their children with government and other community agencies.
- Develop strategies to link home and child-care programs.
III: Course Linkage
This course is designed to allow students to meet the Early Childhood Education Program Learning Outcomes of ensuring that successful students will be able to:
- Develop strategies for maintaining a safe and healthy child care environment.
- Be aware of community child and family service agencies in the community.
- Develop an appreciation for the importance of advocating for child and family related issues at the community and legislative level.
- Understand the benefits of participation in early childhood professional organizations.
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
- Will succeed at transfer institutions.
Scheduled ECE-122 classes:
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