Skagit Valley College

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   Child Care Basics

 Title Abbreviation:   CHILD CARE BASICS

 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Designed to meet licensing requirements for early learning lead teachers and family home child care providers, STARS 30 hour basics course recognized in the MERIT system. Topics: child growth/development, cultural competency, community resources, guidance, health/safety/nutrition and professional practices.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to create partnerships and provide resources for all families.
  2. Examine and describe developmental characteristics and behaviors of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.
  3. Plan for learning through play and active involvment for children in care programs.
  4. Implement techniques for keeping children healthy and safe in the child care/home care setting and identifying incidences of child abuse and neglect.
  5. Describe techniques for meeting the nutritional and physical needs of all children.
  6. Identify appropriate guidance techniques.
  7. Relate how the Washington State Administrative Code governs child care programs and support staff in safely caring for children.
  8. List examples of professional practice in Early Childhood Education.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Child growth and development.
  2. Child guidance.
  3. Health, safety and nutrition.
  4. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and how it governs child care programs and support staff in safely caring for children.
  5. Professionalism.
  6. Communication w/families.