CDEV 41P Mixed Ages in Family Child Care (1)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An exploration of the benefits and challenges of meeting the developmental needs of mixed ages of children in family child care. Environmental adaptations for time together and time apart, daily planning and flexibility, and effective strategies to maximize the benefits will be examined and practiced.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Differentiate the developmental needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children in family child care.
- Outcome 2: Plan environments, daily schedules and activities that address the needs, interest and safety of all age groups.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate strategies to maximize the social and cognitive benefits of having children of mixed ages together in family child care.
- Outcome 4: Evaluate one's own ability to care for all ages in a family child care setting.