Child Growth and Development Mrs. Jeannie Graffeo, CAGS Family and Consumer Science/EEC HHS- firstname.lastname@example.org Help Sessions- Tuesdays 2:03-3:03
Child Growth and Development This course is required for State of MA Early Education and Care (EEC) teacher certification. This course encompasses the study of the developing child from birth to age 6. Emotional, physical, social and intellectual developments are considered simultaneously. As a result of this study, the student should not only have a better understanding of the young child but also have a fundamental background for parenthood. Through special programs, students will have an opportunity to observe children of varying ages and needs. This course is the 1st of 3 needed to become State of MA EEC preschool teacher certified.
Child Growth and Development STUDENT EXPECTATIONS: • Come to class on time, prepared, and ready to learn • Create a positive and supportive environment by: a. Demonstrating self-control b. Actively participating, demonstrating involvement, effort, and motivation c. Remaining on-task and following directions d. Demonstrating care and respect
Child Growth and Development Bring the following materials to class daily: • Writing utensil • 3 ring binder • Loose leaf paper • Notebook for Writing Reflections *Reflections will not be accepted on a piece of paper
Child Growth and Development Other: 1. Cell phone/ Electronic Devices: Cell phones and electronic devices should be quiet and stored away during class. If the opportunity presents itself, the teacher may instruct students to use these devices for educational purposes. 2. Absent: If a student is absent from class, he/she will be accountable for any missed work or assignments. Students are responsible for checking in with peers or teacher to ensure that he/she has met their academic responsibilities. If a student is absent on the day an assignment is due, the student will be responsible for providing the assignment to the teacher the next school day (not class meeting day) they attend school. I am available in G109/Gpod region each day after-school to receive the assignments. Student handbook rules apply for absent situations.
Child Growth and Development Other: 3. Text book: Students will be issued a text book. The books will be the responsibility of the student. These texts should be covered and cared for to promote longevity. Books that are not well cared for will be replaced by the student and/or family. 4. Late assignments: For each school day (not class meeting day) an assignment is late, there is a -10 points deduction. After 3 or more school days, the assignment receives a failing grade. 1 school day late= Highest attainable grade= 90; 2 school days late= Highest attainable grade= 80; 3+ school days late= Students will receive a failing grade.
Child Growth and Development Classroom Responsibility: You will be evaluated on your ability to: • Be in self-control • Demonstrate active participation, effort, and motivation • Remain on-task • Demonstrate care and respect
Child Growth and Development Writing Reflections: Keep a notebook to reflect upon your learning in and out of class in regards to course content. You will need to write a minimum of 5 sentences for each reflection statement and have at minimum 2 entries a week. Possible topics may include: • Information from the text • Observations of infants, young children, and parents • Memories or thoughts of your family/friends and experiences • Writing prompts from website The notebook will be checked weekly on Monday. If class is not scheduled for a Monday, this assignment is due on Tuesday.
Child Growth and Development * -10 for each school day late. After 3 school (not class meeting days), the assignment receives a failing grade.
Child Growth and Development Paper: The paper will need to be in a content area from the text. The paper should have information that extends from the text and be reflective of the student’s learning during the course. Length- min. 3 pages; max. 5 pages *Stay tuned for more information on the paper
Child Growth and Development * -10 for each school day late. After 3 school days (not class meeting days), the paper will receive a failing grade
Child Growth and Development Quizzes: There will be 9 quizzes to support learning of course content and to help students recognize what is needed to study for the exam. Quizzes will sometimes be grouped by units or on a particular unit. These will be announced.
Child Growth and Development Exam: The exam will be at the end of the semester and have a combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the blank, short answer, and True/False.
Child Growth and Development Data Collection +/or Infant Simulator (IS) and Presentation of Results: • There are 2 projects • For each project, students have the choice to conduct 2 data collections or conduct 1 data collection and take part in the IS Experience • Students will present their findings/experience with the class. This can be done independently, in pairs, or a group of 3-4. For data collections, students will observe and collect their own data. Students can analyze data in pairs or groups to create a chart/graph of their findings. • To collect data, students will use the assessment tools or create a tally sheet to observe and tally data
Child Growth and Development Presentations share what students have learned. These should be visual- powerpoint, video, poster, or chart demonstrating the information of the experience. The purpose is to further explore content and share findings with the class.
Child Growth and Development * -10 for each school day late. After 3+ school days (not class meeting days), the project will receive a failing grade.