ECED& 100 Child Care Basics • 3 Cr.


This course is 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 responsiveness, community resources, guidance, health/safety/nutrition and professional practices.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify ways to create partnerships and provide resources for all families. 
  • Examine and describe the developmental characteristics and behaviors of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. 
  • Plan for learning through play and active involvement for children in care programs. 
  • Implement techniques for keeping children healthy and safe in the childcare/home care setting and identifying incidences of child abuse and neglect. 
  • Describe techniques for meeting the nutritional and physical needs of all children. 
  • Identify appropriate guidance techniques.