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Students explore the concepts of marketing (product, promotion, price, place) through the process of promoting themselves as child care providers. They explain the four P's of Marketing and how they are used in business and in society. They interview potential customers to find out what they desire in a babysitter.
Students investigate child care. They practice interviewing potential child-care providers, discuss issues relating to taking time off work to care for a sick child and how to handle family problems at work.
The first job most of us ever experienced, was babysitting. Prepare young adults for the responsibilities of child care with Babysitting 101. They'll discuss safety, food preparation, and the that responsibilities babysitting entails. They'll also work through a series of babysitting scenarios to prepare them for the rigors of a real babysitting job.
Students investigate Child Care Models: Head Start, Montessori, Behaviorist, Constructivist. They identify the types of childcare and applicable licensure standards and laws. Students play a jeopardy game covering all the statements within this instructional activity.
Students continue their completion of the child care internet course. In groups, they examine the differences between arts and crafts and develop their own stations for their classroom. To end the lesson, they create their own art handouts.
Students explore the concepts of marketing (product, promotion, price, place) through the process of promoting themselves as child care providers. They investigate the relationship and impact of marketing on the family and consumer.
In this social studies worksheet, students examine the vocabulary associated with giving childcare and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Students determine which activities and teacher behaviors are developmentally appropriate activities. They examine what are developmentally appropriate activities and how can we incorporate these ideas into a child care setting.
Learners are introduced to the standards for health in the child care system. After watching a PowerPoint presentation, they plan healthy snacks for children. To end the lesson, they review the proper safety measures to have in their classroom.
Students review child abuse, safety precautions, and participate in various activities that teach these concepts. They discover how to provide safety for children in their care and make a list of safety precautions they should follow when caring for children.
Students explore marketing strategies while producing a hand-sewn puppet. They obtain information about child care and safety as well as basic hand sewing techniques.
Students explore, analyze and study how to develop developmental appropriate practice activities for learning experiences/activities/centers. They assess several chapters, work on key vocabulary terms and take several test along the way.
In this activity, child care apprentices prepare granola bars to serve to preschoolers. A recipe and lab evaluation sheet are included, but the actual procedure is vague. It could be used in a cooking class or as a career exploration exercise.
Preteens practice parenting an egg for an entire week as an exercise in responsibility. In this particular version of a classic activity, your nurturers keep a baby log, look for a job and calculate costs for supporting a little one, and write a reflection essay about the social, economic, emotional effects of caring for another human. If you do not have the time for this in-depth activity, consider introducing it as if students were going to parent for a week and let the discussion begin!
Students explore world geography by participating in a child care activity. In this child sponsor lesson, students discuss the devastating lifestyles forced upon underprivileged children overseas and what can be done to help them. Students raise funds for the underprivileged and write letters to the boys and girls.
Caregivers have the responsibility to meet the needs of those in their care. Prepare your class for a life as a child care worker with a lesson on the responsibilities needed to care for a child. They view a presentation on caregiving and complete a related worksheet.
Students identify characteristics of a quality caregiver. They practice positive guidance techniques.
Students discuss how the U.S. educational system is similar and different to their native country's educational system. They chart the different educational levels and why parental involvment is so important. They generate a list of ways they can become involved with their child's education and report back to class.
Learners practice escaping from a fire.  In this fire safety lesson, students listen to the smoke alarm and discuss what it tells them to do.  Learners learn what to do when the alarm goes off during the day.  Students determine a special meeting place for the class to meet outside in case of an emergency.
Students identify parenting styles, including positive guidance techniques that help children develop positive self-concepts, self-management, and responsibility. They emphasize the differences between and the importance of motherhood and fatherhood.

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