Part of Course: Child and Adolescent Development Model
Unit Overview / Details
Students will explore career and employment opportunities and identify skills and requirements necessary for entry into the field of child development and education. They will identify skills developed in this area and develop tools to gain employment including a resume, proper completion of a job application, development of a portfolio that wil showcase the student's abilities, talents, education and experiences, job search strategies, and interview techniques.
Students will explore career opportunities in the early childhood field and the responsibilities and characteristics of successful early childhood teachers. Various types of programs are researced both in philosophy and practice, as well as locating local programs and the requirements to gain employment in them.
- 10 Hours
Content / Concepts
Charateristics of successful early childhood teachers.
Types of Early childhood programs.
Local programs and employment opportunities.
Lessons in this Unit
This lesson is designed to teach the different types of early childhood programs discussed in chapter 2 of the text, Working with Young Children by Judy Herr. The students will also be exploring the different funding sources for the programs as well as quality criteria for parents when selecting a particular child care program.
- Single Class Period
- 55 Minutes
Students will explore the many varied careers associated with children, the education and training required and the personal skills employed within a given career choice.
After an introduction to the vast array of careers, students will have an opportunity to go to the computer lab for research of two child-related careers of their choice. Using a chart to document their research, students will evaluate the feasibility and personal motivation to pursue one of the careers researched.
- Day One - short period
- 40 Minutes
- Day Two - block period
- 110 Minutes