Early Childhood Development and Family Studies

Introduction

The Certificate and Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies are two new programmes derived from the B.Ed. in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies Programme. The certificate programme of study is conducted over 200 course hours.

The Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies programme is designed to equip professionals with the foundation knowledge needed to work with young children and their families in diverse settings. The two programmes are designed to support individuals in developing their career pathways in the field of early childhood education and family studies.

Who is this programme for?

  • Secondary/High school leavers interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education and family studies.
  • Individuals with a certificate in social work, psychology, pediatric nursing, children and youth studies.
  • Untrained individuals with at least one year.s experience working in an early childhood setting from diverse disciplines.
  • Individuals with degrees in another discipline seeking a change of career to early childhood and family studies.

Programme Structure

The design of the programme has been based on an assessment of regional and international trends in relation to early childhood development and family studies. Courses are delivered online and students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.

Course Syllabus

(click on the module heading to reveal a lesson by lesson breakdown)

WHAT'S COOKIN'?

  • Getting Acquainted with the Kitchen
  • Utensils
  • Project: Kitchen Tools
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Quiz 1
  • Recipes
  • Measuring Ingredients
  • Quiz 2
  • Meal Management
  • Reading Labels
  • Food Storage
  • Quiz 3
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

LET'S EAT

  • Nutrition
  • Vitamins
  • Project: Nutrient Guide
  • My Plate
  • Heart Healthy Eating and Special Diets
  • Quiz 1
  • Food Preparation
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits and Milk
  • Meat, Poultry, Fish
  • Project: Beef or Vegetable Stew
  • Soups, Salads, and Garnishes
  • Project: Prepare a Salad or Soup
  • Baking
  • Project: Cookies
  • Project: Scratch Cake
  • Project: Bake a Pie
  • Breads
  • Project: Bake Bread
  • Quiz 2
  • Meal Planning
  • Project: Menu for a Week
  • Making a Grocery List
  • Project: Grocery List
  • Quiz 3
  • Food Service
  • Table Setting
  • Table Waiting
  • Project: Plan Meals
  • Quiz 4
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

THE CLOTHES YOU WEAR

  • The Clothes You Wear
  • Fashion Knowledge
  • Project: Style, Fad, and Fashion
  • Project: Draped, Tailored, Composite
  • Clothing Business Terms
  • Project: Wardrobe Inventory
  • Quiz 1
  • Design and Appearance
  • Garment Styles and Parts
  • Clothes For You
  • Project: Garment Design
  • Quiz 2
  • Textiles and Fabrics
  • Man-Made Fibers
  • Quiz 3
  • Care of Clothes
  • Project: Sewing Skills
  • Emergency Repairs
  • Laundering
  • Quiz 4
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

THE CLOTHES YOU SEW

  • Sewing Equipment
  • Sewing Machines
  • Safety
  • Project: Calamity Claire
  • Quiz 1
  • Basic Sewing
  • Project: Sewing Seams
  • Machine Stitches
  • Project: Sewing Stitches by Machine
  • Seams and Seam Finishes
  • Project: Sewing Curved Seams
  • Darts, Tucks, Pleats, Gatherings, and Facings
  • Project: Darts
  • Closures
  • Project: Zippers
  • Quiz 2
  • Selecting Pattern, Fabric, and Notions
  • Project: Measuring for Fit
  • The Language of Patterns
  • Pattern
  • Quiz 3
  • Layout, Cutting, Marking, and Pressing
  • Project: Tracing Patterns
  • Project: Sewing Project
  • Quiz 4
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

INTERIOR DECORATING

  • A Brief History of Interior Decoration
  • English Design
  • Traditional American Design
  • Project: Time Periods
  • Quiz 1
  • Introduction to Design and Decoration
  • Line
  • Project: Floor Plan Measurements
  • Project: Furniture Placement
  • Project: Room Design
  • Project: Spirit of the Room
  • Quiz 2
  • Specific Treatments
  • Wall Treatments
  • Lighting
  • Quiz 3
  • Visual Enrichment
  • Project: Model Home Field Trip
  • Project: Design Notebook
  • Sewing for the Home
  • Project: Pillow Project
  • Quiz 4
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

YOUR HOME AND YOU

  • Hospitality
  • Types of Entertainment
  • Project: Party Planning
  • Overnight Guests
  • Project: Thank You Notes
  • Quiz 1
  • Etiquette
  • Dating Etiquette
  • Quiz 2
  • Home Management
  • Project: Cleaning Schedule
  • Basic Tools
  • Project: Home Repair
  • Auto Care and Repair
  • Project: Auto Service Check
  • Quiz 3
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

FINANCIAL FREEDOM

  • Getting a Job
  • Project: Application
  • The Résumé
  • Quiz 1
  • Personal Finance
  • Personal Banking and Investment
  • Personal Budgeting
  • Project: Financial Goals
  • Project: Spending Patterns
  • Social Security
  • Project: Purchase Agreements
  • Insurance and Income Tax
  • Quiz 2
  • Legal Matters, Forms, and Contracts
  • Purchasing and Owning a Car
  • Quiz 3
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE

  • Ages and Stages
  • Intellect (Wisdom)
  • Social, Emotional, and Spiritual
  • Project: Observing Children
  • Quiz 1
  • Care of Children
  • Project: Diaper Changing
  • Creative Child Care
  • Activities
  • Project: Toy Evaluation
  • Project: Making a Toy
  • Literature
  • Project: Children's Story
  • Music
  • Project: Finger Painting
  • Science
  • Quiz 2
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Three Common Children's Conditions
  • Quiz 3
  • The Business of Babysitting
  • Information You Need
  • Quiz 4
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

BODY ESSENTIALS

  • Course Overview
  • The Head and Crown of Creation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Quiz 1: Building Blocks of the Body
  • Nervous System and Circulatory System
  • Activity: Your Adaptive Heart
  • Respiratory, Skeletal, and Muscular System
  • Digestive, Excretory, Endocrine, and Integumentary System
  • Immune, Lymphatic, and Reproductive System
  • Quiz 2: Body Systems
  • Growth and Development
  • Activity: Fetal Development
  • Childhood Development
  • Adolescence
  • Adulthood
  • Activity: Interviewing an Older Person
  • Quiz 3: Stages of Development
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

SOCIAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • Aspects of Health
  • Love
  • Activity: Examine Yourself
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Quiz 1: Mental, Social, and Emotional Health
  • Social Health
  • Friends
  • Speaking in Love
  • Quiz 2: Social Interaction
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Teeth, Mouth, Eyes, and Ears
  • Activity: Hygiene Habits
  • Quiz 3: Personal Hygiene
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE AND FIRST AID

  • Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Home Safety II
  • Home Safety III
  • Activity: Home Safety
  • Quiz 1: Home Safety
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Personal Safety
  • Activity: Moving Violations
  • Water Safety
  • Weather Safety
  • Quiz 2: Personal Safety and the Environment
  • First Aid
  • Activity: First Aid Kit
  • Evaluating the Scene
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Burns and Other Emergencies
  • Activity: Making a Splint
  • Hypothermia and Frostbite
  • Quiz 3: First Aid
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference

RESPONSIBLE LIVING

  • Disease and Prevention
  • Childhood Immunizations
  • Activity: Your Shots
  • Non-Infectious Diseases
  • Activity: Major Diseases
  • Health Care
  • Activity: Visit the Sick
  • Quiz 1: Diseases and Health Care
  • Drug Use and Abuse
  • Drug Use and Abuse 2
  • Alcohol
  • Activity: Interview on Alcohol Use
  • Tobacco
  • Activity: Smoking, A Wise Choice?
  • Quiz 2: Substance Abuse
  • Health and the Environment
  • Activity: Mother Earth
  • Water Essentials
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Quiz 3: Health, Pollution, and the Environment
  • Special Project
  • Test
  • Alternate Test
  • Reference