Principles and practical techniques for working with and fostering the professional development of co- teachers, aides, parents, student teachers and volunteers in preschool and child care programs. Emphasis on the role of the classroom teacher or director who functions as master teacher, lead teacher and/or mentor to adults while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, families and the program. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in delegation as well as adult problem solving and communication.
Recommended Preparation: 12 units of CD as defined by Title 22 licensing regulations:
3 units in Child Growth and Development (CD 125),
3 units in Child, Family and Community (CD 131),
6 units in Program Curriculum (CD 123 or 126 or 127 or 128 or 129 or 130),
and currently teaching in a preschool or child care setting in the role of lead teacher or head teacher or other supervisory capacity.
3 UNITS: 3 hours lecture