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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 25, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 134 Family Child Care

3 credits
Learn the basics of home/family child care program management. Topics include: licensing requirements; business management; relationship building; health, safety, & nutrition; guiding behavior and; promoting growth & development.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe family child care licensing standards
  • Evaluate specific practices, determining effectiveness in meeting children’s needs for maintaining good health, safety, and nutrition
  • Compare strategies for establishing developmentally appropriate, socially /culturally relevant, safe child care environments in the home setting
  • Design developmentally/socially / culturally appropriate plans and activities meeting the needs of children in multi-age groups
  • Describe and evaluate guidance methods fostering responsibility, independence, self-reliance, and positive social /emotional growth in children
  • Identify strategies for family child care business management including marketing, risk management, staffing, tax planning, accounting, and record keeping
  • Discuss strategies for family child care providers to balance the demands of operating their business with meeting the needs of their families
  • Identify resources meeting the needs of family child care providers and the families they serve