# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Child Development and Parenting Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Child Development and Parenting (8232/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Balancing Work and Family

  1. Analyze the meaning of work.
  2. Analyze the meaning of family.
  3. Compare how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  4. Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.

Analyzing Parenting Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Analyze parenting expectations and responsibilities.
  2. Identify parenting roles across the life span.
  3. Evaluate personal readiness for becoming a parent.
  4. Analyze societal influences on parenting roles and responsibilities.
  5. Describe cultural differences in parenting roles and responsibilities.
  6. Analyze the interdependent relationship between families and society in regard to fulfilling responsibilities for meeting children's needs.

Ensuring a Health Start for Mother and Child

  1. Identify biological processes related to prenatal development, birth, and the health of mother and child.
  2. Demonstrate nurturing practices that support infant growth and development.
  3. Describe ways to integrate a newborn into the family.
  4. Explain the bonding process and how it impacts parent-child relationships.

Evaluating Support Systems that Provide Services for Parents

  1. Describe components of an effective parenting support system.
  2. Investigate resources available to parents.
  3. Summarize current laws and policies related to parenting.
  4. Develop strategies to effect change in policies and laws for the benefit of families and children.
  5. Identify available child care options.
  6. Identify criteria for selecting and evaluating child care services.

Evaluating Parenting Practices That Maximize Human Growth and Development

  1. Describe developmental stages and their characteristics in regard to physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth.
  2. Describe developmentally appropriate behavior and discipline for a child at each stage of development.
  3. Identify nurturing practices that support human growth and development.
  4. Plan strategies to enhance children’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.
  5. Plan strategies for meeting nutritional needs of children.
  6. Plan strategies to provide for child health and safety.
  7. Demonstrate developmentally appropriate communication skills to use with children at each stage of development.
  8. Distinguish among guidance, discipline, and punishment.
  9. Assess common parenting practices and emerging research about discipline on human growth and development.
  10. Evaluate different parenting styles.
  11. Analyze factors that contribute to child abuse and to child neglect.
  12. Assess the effects of child abuse and neglect on the child, parents, other family members, and society.
  13. Determine methods to prevent child abuse and neglect.