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Head Start Courses

A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.

HST 112           THE HEADSTART EXPERIENCE

“The Head Start Experience” is designed to provide an in-depth working knowledge of the basic services of Headstart.  The three areas of the Head Start performance standards are introduced:  child development and health services, family and community partnerships, and program management and design.  This course is designed to be preparatory for employment within a Head Start program.

Credit:  3 hours – Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of instructor

 

HST 113           HEADSTART – GREAT EXPECTATIONS

This course is designed to furnish staff with information regarding the services provided through the Health and Headstart Divisions of Southern Seven Health Department.  Staff will gain an understanding of the full range of services provided by our agency to better meet the needs of the families in our area.  This class is designed to be the second part of an orientation and training program for Head Start employees.

Credit:  1 hour – One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of instructor

 

HST 114           EARLY CHILDHOOD BEST PRACTICES

This course is designed to assist the Head Start program attain NAEYC accreditation by training staff in the identification and use of developmentally appropriate “best practices.”  Information presented will include the NAEYC accreditation process, understanding developmentally appropriate practice and planning appropriate activities.  This course is designed to be the third part of an orientation and training program for new Head Start employees and to improve the current staff’s job skills.

Credit:  2 hours – Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of instructor

 

HST 115           HEADSTART – CDA I

Headstart-CDA I is designed to provide information regarding the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential to Headstart employees.  Information presented will include information about the CDA credentialing process for center and home-based staff, and family daycare providers.  This course is designed to prepare students for starting the CDA process and will include a review of the CDA  Competency Goals in preparation for the student’s CDA assessment.  It is also designed to improve Headstart staff’s job skills.

Credit:  3 hours – Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of instructor

 

HST 116                       HEADSTART – CDA II

This course is a continuation of HST 115-Headstart I.  Providing information regarding the Child Development Association (CDA) credentials to headstart employees.  A review of the CDA competency goals in preparation for assistance will also be included.

Credit:  3 hours – Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of instructor

 

HST 117                       SPECIALCARE OUTREACH

SpecialCare Outreach is designed to expand natural and inclusive childcare placement options for families of young children with disabilities through replication of the SpecialCare Model of training.  SpecialCare is a proven model of training that builds on traditional care giving roles and skills.

Credit:  .5 hours - .5 lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of instructor

 

HST 223                       INFANT/TODDLER BEST PRACTICES

The quality of teachers depend to a substantial extent on the quality of the supervision and training teachers receive.  This course is designed for Early Childhood practitioners, in particular infant/toddler caregivers, who work with infants and toddlers and their families to visualize and implement a high-quality program that is culturally, individually, and developmentally appropriate.

Credit:  2 hours – Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s):  Approval of instructor

 


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at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail admissions@shawneecc.edu



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