Core Performance Standards
With reasonable accommodations, the student should be able to demonstrate the following abilities:
- Critical thinking ability sufficient for laboratory judgment (e.g., identifies cause-effect relationships in laboratory situations, assesses interactivity on the playground and classroom, etc.)
- Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds (e.g., establishes rapport with families/children and colleagues.)
- Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
- Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces (e.g., moves around in rooms, work spaces, and play areas; administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures; position themselves in the laboratory environment so as to render vital care to children without obstructing the positioning of necessary equipment or other child care workers, etc.)
- Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective child care (e.g., uses equipment, etc.)
- Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess child care needs (e.g., hears monitor alarm, emergency signals and a range of sounds necessary to assess child status, cries for help.)
- Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in child care (e.g., observes child physical
- Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment (e.g., performs functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic interventions, i.e., assessing a child’s health status.)
- Sufficient stamina to participate in activities requiring large muscle skills including being able to move quickly, (e.g., lift children, equipment, and supplies up to 50 pounds.)
- Emotional stability and psychological health in the interaction with children, families, colleagues, and College personnel.
NOTE: Examples are not all inclusive.
Laboratory classes have prerequisite paperwork, and students enrolled in other programs must contact an Early Care and Education faculty member prior to enrolling in a course with an ECD prefix. Students are not reimbursed for laboratory expenses while completing the laboratory component of a program.