Child Care Connections/ NMCAA
Fall 2011 ï¿½ Spring 2012
COMPETENCY GOAL #1- SAFE, HEALTHY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
September 24 - CLASS #1 Instructor: Marsha & Melissa
Getting Acquainted; The CDA Process; Review of CDA booklet;
process, course expectations; Initial safety discussion
Putting together your professional resource file
Reading: Chapter 1 and do one Learning Activity.
PRF: Write Autobiography
October 1- CLASS # 2 OFF SITE ï¿½ NMCD CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AND
MEET - Melissa
Application Afternoon To be completed by Session # 3:
Bring: Resource # 1- Summary of legal requirements and agency
policy for reporting child abuse and neglect.
Resource # 2 ï¿½ Current CPR (before May 2011)
Resource # 3 ï¿½ Nutrition Information Source
Reading: Chapter Two ï¿½ Do one Learning Activity.
October 22 ï¿½ CLASS # 3 Marsha
Reading Review Chapter 2
Room Arrangement as A Teaching Strategy
Bring: PRF # 4 Sample Weekly plan
#14 Websites ï¿½ Download 2 Resources
#15 4 Developmental Pamphlets
Work: Read Chapter 3 and do one Learning Activity.
Write Competency Goal 1
COMPETENCY GOAL # 2- PHYSICAL AND INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCE
November 5 ï¿½ CLASS # 4 Melissa
Reading Review Chapter 3
Advisor Check info DVD letter
Bring: PRF # 16 Observation Tool
Work: Read Chapter 4 and do one learning activity.
November 19 ï¿½ CLASS # 5 Marsha
Physical Development & Observation and Assessment
Reading Review Chapter 4
Guest Speaker ï¿½ ?
Work: PRF # 6 (9 learning experiences)
Reading Chapter 5 and do one Learning Activity.
December 3 ï¿½ CLASS # 6 Marsha
Reading Review Chapter 5
Bring: PRF # 16 Disabilities Resources
Work: Reading: Chapter 6 and one Learning Activity.
January 14 ï¿½ CLASS # 7 Melissa
Intellectual Development (Literacy) and Observation
Reading Review Chapter 6
Parent Questionnaire Review and Dissemination Plan
Bring: Resource Item # 5 Four activities to promote phonological awareness.
Describe strategies for children whose English is a second language.
Work: Read: Chapter 7 and do one Learning
Write Competency Goal 2
COMPETENCY GOAL #3- SUPPORTING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVT.
February 11 ï¿½ CLASS # 8 Marsha
Social and Emotional Development
Reading Review Chapter 7
Guest Speaker: Vicki Arlt
Work: PRF # 7 - 10 Books
Read Chapter 8 & 9 and Review Qï¿½s
March 10 ï¿½ CLASS # 9 Melissa
Social/Emotional; Observation; Family Relationships
Reading Review Chapters 8 & 9
Work: PRF # 8 Web articles on Guidance
PRF # 9 Family Counseling
Read Chapter 10 and do one Learning Activity.
Write Competency Goal # 3
COMPETENCY GOAL #4- POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILIES
April 14 ï¿½ CLASS # 10 Marsha
Reading Review Chapter 11
Bring: PRF # 11 ï¿½ Program Policy for Parents (Handbook)
Work: PRF # 10 ï¿½ Translation Services
Read: Chapter 11 and do one Learning
Write Competency Goal # 4
COMPETENCY GOAL #5-ENSURE A WELL-RUN PROGRAM
April 28 ï¿½ CLASS # 11 Melissa
Reading review Chapter 11
Training Hours Check
Bring: PRF # 12 ï¿½ 3 Sample Record Forms
Work: Read: Chapter 12 and do one Learning Activity.
Write Competency Goal # 5
COMPETENCY GOAL #6- COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONALISM
May 5 ï¿½ CLASS # 12 Marsha
Professionalism and NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
Reading Review Chapter 12
Bring: PRF # 13 ï¿½ Licensing Regulations and Requirement
(written Summary of qualifications).
Work: Read Chapter 13 and do one Learning Activity.
Write Competency Goal # 6
May 19- CLASS #13 Marsha & Melissa
Preparing for your verification visit
Reading Review Chapter 13
Work: PRF Final Review
General Guidance and Expectations:
ï¿½ For all reading assignments you will be responsible for answering 2
of the review questions. You will be asked to share your informed responses
ï¿½ In addition to the above scheduled coursework you will be expected to
complete a total of 16 hours additional training and complete the required
training report form to meet the 120-hour CDA requirement. This can be
combined web or computer based and on site training options. Work training is
acceptable providing it covers one of the CDA Competency Goal areas.
ï¿½ For any preplanned or unexpected absences additional work must be
completed to demonstrate your understanding of class content.
ï¿½ Snow day policy: Cancellation due to weather will be determined by
the instructor. You will be notified via phone or email.
ï¿½ April 21 will be set aside as a snow make up day if needed.
Instructor Contact Information:
Marsha Miller: 231.409.0048; email@example.com