2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Early Childhood, Education, and Services I (8285/36 weeks, 280 hours)
Tasks/competencies 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.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Balancing Work and Family
Providing a Positive, Safe, and Healthy Learning Environment
- Identify ways to manage physical space to maintain a developmentally appropriate learning environment for each child.
- Explain state and local health and safety regulations for an early childhood education environment.
- Demonstrate strategies designed to teach children personal health, safety, and sanitation habits.
- Give examples of meals and snacks that accommodate allergies and promote healthy eating practices.
- Describe signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect and the role of a mandated reporter.
- Describe signs and symptoms of child trauma.
- Describe the components of a daily child health check.
- Identify procedures for staff, parents, and children that help prevent childhood illnesses and communicable diseases.
- Outline security procedures for an early childhood education environment.
- Explain emergency and safety procedures used in an early childhood education environment.
Promoting Physical, Cognitive, Language, Social, and Emotional Development
- Analyze child development theories for early childhood best practices.
- Examine a variety of research-based assessment methods and tools that are used to interpret a child's growth and development.
- Describe cultural, family, economic, and environmental factors that may affect a child’s development.
- Identify the developmental needs of a child.
- Explain developmentally appropriate practices that promote children's growth and development.
- Identify developmentally appropriate guidance techniques.
- Describe self-regulation skills that are practiced with children to promote positive social interaction.
- Identify the interpersonal skills that promote positive and productive relationships with children.
Exploring Curricula Responsive to Children’s Needs
- Examine a variety of research-based curriculum and instructional models used in early childhood education.
- Plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences in all curriculum areas.
- Analyze an integrated curriculum that incorporates a child's language, learning styles, home experiences, and cultural values into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
- Identify a variety of teaching methods to accommodate each child’s learning style.
- Evaluate learning centers that encourage a child’s interests, exploration, discovery, and development.
- Create a schedule of activities, routines, and transitions.
Promoting Positive and Productive Relationships with Families
Maintaining Careers and Professionalism
- Explain the current and emerging roles and functions of individuals engaged in careers related to early childhood education.
- Examine education and training requirements and opportunities for career paths in early childhood education and services.
- Identify opportunities for continuing education and training in early childhood education and related fields.
- Describe ethical standards of professional organizations that are associated with early childhood education.
- Explore federal, state, and local government regulations that affect early childhood development programs.
- Complete a self-assessment to identify personal assets.
- Describe the desired characteristics of professionals working with young children.
- Examine the changing social and family dynamics that have increased the need for early childhood education and services.