2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Early Childhood, Education, and Services II (8286/36 weeks, 280 hours)
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
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
- Create physical space to maintain a developmentally appropriate learning environment for each child.
- Comply with local and state health and safety regulations for an early childhood education environment.
- Teach children health, safety, and sanitation habits, using different strategies.
- Plan meals and snacks that accommodate allergies and promote healthy eating practices.
- Complete the state-approved child-abuse course and assessment.
- Describe the procedures to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities through role-playing scenarios.
- Identify characteristics of adverse childhood experiences.
- Document a daily child health check.
- Implement procedures for staff, parents, and children that prevent childhood illnesses and communicable diseases.
- Demonstrate use of safety procedures for an early childhood environment.
- Practice emergency and safety procedures used in an early childhood environment.
Promoting Physical, Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development
- Analyze child development theories and their implications for early childhood education best practices.
- Create developmentally appropriate experiences based on observation data.
- Model developmentally appropriate teaching methods.
- Implement developmentally appropriate practices that promote children's growth and development.
- Apply developmentally appropriate guidance (e.g., redirection, good planning, and positive reinforcement).
- Use problem-solving skills to promote social emotional, intellectual, and physical intelligence.
- Demonstrate intentional interactions and engagement that promote supportive relationships with children and their parents/guardians.
Creating a Curriculum Responsive to Children’s Needs
- Evaluate curricula and instructional models used in early childhood settings.
- Facilitate developmentally appropriate learning experiences in all curriculum areas.
- Implement an integrated curriculum that values each child’s language, learning style, home experiences, and culture.
- Demonstrate a variety of teaching methods to support each child’s learning needs.
- Create learning centers that encourage a child’s interests, exploration, discovery, and development.
- Implement a schedule of activities, routines, and transitions in an early childhood education setting.
- Maintain a collection of activities that support development of children during routines and transitions.
- Adapt learning experiences for children with special needs/rights and/or circumstances.
Promoting Supportive Relationships with Families
Examining Careers and Professionalism
- Identify credentialing options for early childhood professionals.
- Participate in opportunities for professional development.
- Analyze the potential influence and outcome of career-path decisions on balancing work and family.
- Apply ethical standards accepted by professional organizations that are associated with early childhood.
- Explain compliance with federal, state, and local government standards and regulations that affects children, families, and early childhood programs.
- Explore ethical practices and management skills for early childhood professionals.
Seeking Employment in Early Childhood and Related Careers
- Explore opportunities for higher education, work-based learning, employment, and entrepreneurship in early childhood education and related careers.
- Identify career goals.
- Identify resources for finding employment or pursuing postsecondary education.
- Prepare a professional portfolio.
- Complete the job interview process.
- Evaluate a job offer.