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Topic: Child care 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 10.  Understands how knowledge and skills related to child development affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 10.Understands factors that influence child care practices (e.g., single-parent or nuclear family, only child or sibling, economic level, family goals and standards, family work, educational level, social mores, cultural traditions)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how single-parent families influence child care practices
     2.Understands how nuclear families influence child care practices
     3.Understands how one-child families influence child care practices
     4.Understands how economic levels influence child care practices
     5.Understands how family goals and standards influence child care practices
     6.Understands how family work influences child care practices
     7.Understands how educational level influences child care practices
     8.Understands how social mores influence child care practices
     9.Understands how cultural traditions influence child care practices
 Standard 11.  Understands important concepts and skills related to careers in early childhood education and services
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Knows procedures that are used to plan for early childhood education and services (e.g., various child development assessment methods, practices that determine the special needs of children)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows procedures that are used to plan for early childhood education
     2.Knows procedures that are used to plan for early childhood services
     3.Knows various child development assessment methods
     4.Knows practices that determine the special needs of children
   Benchmark 8.Knows the components of a safe and healthy living environment for children (e.g., physical spaces, safety and health practices, healthy meals and snacks, illness and disease prevention, security and emergency procedures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the components of a safe environment for children
     2.Knows the components of a healthy living environment for children
     3.Understands the importance of physical space in developing a safe and healthy living environment for children
     4.Understands the importance of safety and healthy practices in developing a safe and healthy living environment for children
     5.Understands the importance of healthy meals and snacks in developing a safe and healthy living environment for children
     6.Understands the importance of illness and disease prevention in developing a safe and healthy living environment for children
     7.Understands the importance of security and emergency procedures in developing a safe and healthy living environment for children
   Benchmark 9.Knows factors that affect the quality of a caregiving setting (e.g., equipment, space, staff, environment, program)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that equipment affects the quality of a children’s caregiving setting
     2.Knows that space affects the quality of a children’s caregiving setting
     3.Knows that the staff affects the quality of a children’s caregiving setting
     4.Knows that the environment affects the quality of a children’s caregiving setting
     5.Knows that the program affects the quality of a children’s caregiving setting
   Benchmark 10.Knows various types of caregiving services (e.g., privately owned centers, industry-supported centers, after-school programs, play groups, cooperative child care, church-linked programs, in-home care, government-supported centers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as privately owned centers
     2.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as industry-supported centers
     3.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as after-school programs
     4.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as play groups
     5.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as cooperative child care
     6.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as church-linked programs
     7.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as in-home care
     8.Knows types of caregiving services for children, such as government-supported centers
   Benchmark 11.Knows nutritional needs and appropriate feeding practices for infants and children
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows nutritional needs for infants
     2.Knows nutritional needs for children
     3.Knows appropriate feeding practices for infants
     4.Knows appropriate feeding practices for children
   Benchmark 13.Understands legal issues related to child care (e.g., custody, corporal punishment, transporting children, medical emergencies)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands legal issues related to child care, such as custody
     2.Understands legal issues related to child care, such as corporal punishment
     3.Understands legal issues related to child care, such as transporting children
     4.Understands legal issues related to child care, such as medical emergencies
   Benchmark 17.Knows causes, indications of, and procedures for dealing with instances of child abuse
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows causes of child abuse
     2.Knows indications of child abuse
     3.Knows procedures for dealing with instances of child abuse